About the Role
There is increasing demand in maintained schools for ‘special diets’, which cannot usually be selected freely from the main choices available. These may be medically prescribed, related to an additional dining need or based on religious, cultural, vegetarian or vegan beliefs.
The WLGA are looking to recruit a National Dietitian for Special Diets in Schools to help shape the way special diets are managed in maintained schools in Wales. This role will help develop nationally agreed guidance; quantify demand, provision and financial implications; and highlight and share good practice with a wide range of stakeholders.
To date, the WLGA’s Food in Schools Coordinator has developed draft procedures, roles and responsibilities and a national request form in collaboration with catering and education representatives from local authorities, nutrition and dietetic representatives from local health boards, and representatives from several national organisations.
This post is a 2-year fixed term employment or secondment opportunity for a qualified dietitian with the potential for extension, subject to ongoing need and funding. Potential secondees invited to interview are expected to have agreed this secondment opportunity with their line manager prior to interview. Secondment arrangements will be negotiated following the offer of employment. It is anticipated that secondees will retain the terms and conditions of their substantive employer, with the exception of location, hours of work per week and salary, as detailed above.