Dietetic Assistant

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Job Summary

A dual role comprising of kitchen working to prepare and serve breakfast and snacks for patients and supporting the dietetic team through administration tasks and representation at multidisciplinary meetings. 

This is a full time position of 37.5 hours per week.

Principle Duties

Key Accountabilities

  • Food preparation and service, setting tables preparing meals as prescription for the patients
  • Attendance at multidisciplinary team meetings to provide the dietetic feedback written by the dietitian and gather information discussed in meeting for handover to the dietitian. 
  • Administration tasks to include scanning, data inputting, emails to parents and community teams to support the dietetic team as detailed below.
  • Food preparation and service
  • Support in receiving deliveries of food items and stocktaking.
  • Stock taking using prepared stock sheets
  • Stock rotation of dry store, fridges and freezers.
  • Ordering using an online shopping system to support chef team where required.
  • Complete opening checks in the kitchen and report any concerns such as equipment failure or temperature checks to the lead Dietitian.
  • Communicate effectively with patients.  This involves giving advice to patients with emotional, physical and psychological difficulties where acceptance can be challenging and patients can become distressed.
  • Communicate with referring agents and other agents as necessary, through personal, written, telephone or email contact.
  • Work with all disciplines and the catering department to prescribe dietary intake for each patient throughout their admission.



Schoen Clinic Newbridge Birmingham

Job Type

Full time, Permanent




up to £22,000

Closing Date

15 December 2023


• Salary up to £22,000 with an annual salary review • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays • Professional development opportunities • Contributory pension scheme • Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening & the inclusion of pre-existing conditions. • Eye care scheme with Specsavers • Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts • Cycle to work scheme • Group Life Assurance • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay • Paid emergency leave • Occupational Sick Pay above SSP • Interest free season ticket loans • Employee Assistance Programme with wellbeing support


  • Knowledge of Safeguarding  responsibilities and relevant legislation.
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback constructively.
  • Computer literate. 
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Good time management.
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Adaptable
  • Previous dietetic experience post qualification NHS experience
  • Experience of working within a mental health setting, preferably eating disorders