Early Start Nutritionist – £27,228 to £30,708 p/a – London, UK
We are looking for a capable Early Start Nutritionist to join a close-knit team that has a proven track record of tackling health inequalities within the community. You will be joining some of the UK’s leading professionals in the industry who specialise in maternal, infant and toddler nutrition.
Your role will revolve around improving outcomes for young children and their families, with a focus on the most disadvantaged families, in order to reduce health inequalities. This is a much sought-after role which offers candidates the opportunity to join an organisation with staff development and wellbeing at the heart of its ethos.
Some of the key responsibilities of an Early Start Nutritionist include, but are not limited to:
- Delivering and evaluating high quality services and activities for children and families, ensuring they meet agreed standards and frameworks
- Delivering or co-delivering evidence-based Nutrition training sessions, quality assurance and support in line with the overall Nutrition Programme and or Project Plans
- Linking with Community Neighbourhood providers and other locally based teams, as appropriate, to provide a joint approach to promote the best possible nutrition, health and lifestyle outcomes for children and families
- Providing training on paediatric nutrition and obesity intervention, physical activity to Best Start in Life practitioners and other identified practitioners
- Assisting in the development and delivery of projects that generate additional income for the Early Start business
- Working with a range of providers to support holistic assessment and intervention services for children and families, relevant to family nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
Early Start Group is a provider of high-quality education, family support and training services who delivers sustainable results for children, families and professionals. Our mission is to build social value within the communities we work.
We are based at the heart of communities in Newham, East London and the team have a proven track record of tackling health inequalities and developing programmes that are used as models of best practice in the early years. The work of the team has been recognised at national awards as we have been shortlisted for a Nursery World Health and Wellbeing award for our work on improving oral health outcomes and for the Caroline Walker Trust as media food campaigners of the year.
The key skills and qualities of an Early Start Nutritionist:
- BSc Nutrition or relevant postgraduate qualification; Association for Nutrition registration (or willingness to register); and knowledge of early years nutrition and relevant legislation
- Experience of delivering nutrition advice in a community setting; building positive outcomes for children and families; and delivering advice, support and training that builds independence
- Effective communication skills in both written and spoken English, using a range of mediums and techniques to engage and relate to a variety of audiences, including families
- Strong organisation and time management skills, able to organise workload and prioritise
- IT literate with ability to produce reports showing reach, engagement and analysis of impact
- Able to present complex information to large groups for example Health Visiting and other health care professionals as well as clients
- A sensitive and responsive team player coupled with outstanding customer service skills and the integrity to offer high quality and value for money services.