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Serco Health - University Hospital Southampton & Great Western Hospital

Southampton, SO16 6YD & Swindon, SN6 6BB

Part Time, Permanent (30 hours per week)

£40,000 per annum plus benefits & company car package 


Here at University Southampton NHS Trust and Great Western Hospital, Serco provide a range of support services including catering - with our Patient and Retail Dining Teams providing nutritional and dietary expertise across the site.  As our Dietician you'll ensure that the 160,000+ inpatients and staff we support per year continue to have their therapeutic, cultural, religious and lifestyle dietary needs met. You will work primarily at UHS but will be required to support with dietary related activity at GWH one day per week.


Working with both the wider Serco team and the Trust, you'll do this by providing comprehensive dietetic support and guidance that helps us to exceed high technical and legal standards. This will include conducting audits and reviews of our food service, investigating catering complaints and patient care incidents, conduct regular staff special diet and allergen training, and leading with menu planning. 


In short, you'll be the person we turn to for the expertise and specialist advice that will allow us to have a real impact on the standard of care patients and staff receive across the hospital. You won't be doing this alone though. As well as reporting into our Contract Director and the Serco Health Company Dietician, you'll be working with colleagues who are every bit as passionate about improving the lives of patients as you are, in a company that lives by its core values of Care, Trust, Innovation and Pride.


And alongside a range of other benefits, we'll also actively fund your HCPC registration.


What you'll need to do the role

First and foremost, you will have experience of working in a previous Dietitian role for either the NHS directly in a Trust or for a Health services provider. The ideal candidate should hold a Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics. You must hold current HCPC registration and BDA membership.


As you will be working with a variety of stakeholders across the contract, previous experience of working with catering managers and food service staff is preferred as the role will require you to support them with the delivery of special diet training, menu planning and menu analysis.


You must be able to demonstrate prior knowledge and experience of clinical audits; this includes stages such as developing, participating in, analysing, completing reports, and disseminating findings.


What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Annual leave purchase scheme.
  • Company car package.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive app, Health Cash Plans, and more.
  • A wealth of career development training to suit your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, formal study and much more to support you to build your career with Serco.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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10/10/2023 02:20:00
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