Public Health Assistant Practitioner

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Public Health Dietetic Team within Cardiff and Vale UHB as a Band 4 Dietetic Assistant Practitioner targeting a range of population groups.

We are looking for a passionate individual to work in the following area:

Adults living in central Vale of Glamorgan

The Public Health dietetic team work with partners to build the capacity of communities, working through our Nutrition Skills for Life programme to support healthy lifestyles and prevent malnutrition. Our aim is to equip community-based staff with the nutrition knowledge and skills to incorporate nutrition messages into their work, employ more local people as community food workers and strengthen community food and nutrition input into areas of health inequality.

The successful candidate will work for the Public Health Dietetic team service, based at Riverside Health Centre for 37.5 hours per week. This role is fixed term until 2024 with a possibility of extension.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have an interest in food and nutrition and experience of working in the community or with the specific population groups mentioned. You will be an excellent communicator and have an understanding of some of the challenges our population might experience.

Under the supervision of a senior Dietitian you will be delivering nutrition interventions in the community across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. These interventions would include delivering practical cooking skills, nutrition and healthy eating messages to groups and to families in their own home as part of the Early Years post.

The post holder will be working predominantly in areas of high deprivation with a population with diverse and complex health and social needs.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

This post is fixed term for 2 years due to – meet the needs of the service.

About us


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has an important job to do. What we do matters because it’s our job to care for people and keep them well. We all want to do this to the best of our abilities – but we know that good intentions are not always enough.

At Cardiff and Vale University Health Board our values and example behaviours are:

  • We care about the people we serve and the people we work with- Treat people as you would like to be treated and always with compassion
  • We trust and respect one another – Look for feedback from others on how you are doing and strive for better ways of doing things
  • We take personal responsibility – Be enthusiastic and take responsibility for what you do.
  • We treat people with kindness – Thank people, celebrate success and when things go wrong ask ‘what can I learn’?
  • We act with integrity- Never let structures get in the way of doing the right thing.

Our values guide the way we work and the way we behave with others. Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent
  • Experience of working with communities
  • Nutrition qualification or equivalent


  • Experience of working with groups
  • Agored Cymru Community Food and Nutrition Skills level 2 course



  • Basic IT skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Riverside Health Centre
Wellington Street
CF11 9SH

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