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At Greener by Default, you will be working towards the ambitious goal of completely transforming institutional foodservice - and the food system as a whole - by making plant-based food the default.

We recognize that the fate of humans, animals, and ecosystems are bound together, and strive to create a food system that will allow all life on earth to flourish. In order to achieve our vision, we develop strategies rooted in science, sustainability, and inclusivity to empower institutions to serve plant-forward food.

Position Objective:

Healthcare is one of the most promising avenues for plant-based defaults, with the potential to impact millions of meals, thereby transforming patient health, institutional procurement and societal norms. As UK Healthcare Program Manager, you will work directly with healthcare organisations and foodservice management companies in order to implement programs, primarily within the UK.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

-Implement programmatic strategy: Carry out Greener by Default’s organisational strategic plan for healthcare program in order to achieve objectives and key results.

-Develop and oversee relationships with hospitals: Build a network of contacts, secure partnerships, actively establish and maintain positive ongoing relationships with allies and institutional partners. These include but are not limited to Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, BDA sustainable diets specialist group, Real Zero, MyNutriWeb, and the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change.

-Manage pilot projects: Utilize healthcare program strategies, tools, and templates to guide hospitals through the pilot process and ensure the successful implementation of plant-based default pilots from start to finish, including obtaining stakeholder buy-in, supporting the culinary team, gathering and analyzing data, assisting with publicizing the findings, and securing permanent implementation.

-Build contacts: Represent the organisation at networking events and conferences to expand our presence and build relationships

-Help the program grow: Leverage successes to expand partnerships at other sites and implement programs permanently, while contributing your insights and lessons learned to strengthen our healthcare program.

Individual Attributes Required

-Intellectual integrity: Provide information rooted in science, adapt messaging and tactics based on the latest behavioral research.

-Ambition: Boldly drive change within institutional foodservice norms, be persistent when pursuing clients.

-Open communication: Continuously seek out new information and dialogue, cultivate trust with staff and partners.

-Foster inclusion: Meet people where they are, strive to understand and acknowledge the different cultural contexts within which you’re working, hold space for divergent perspectives.

-Growth mindset: See challenges and mistakes as opportunities to adapt and improve. Continuously strive to hone your expertise and refine your skills in order to best serve the organisation’s and client’s goals.

Position Requirements

-Registered Dietitian credential (Dietitian registered with the Health & Care Professions Council)

-Experience of working within the National Health Service

-At least two years of relevant outreach experience preferred

-Familiarity or experience with institutional foodservice is a plus

-Strong people skills

-Strong writing and public speaking skills

-Attention to detail

-Ability to work collaboratively with a team

-Self-motivated, able to work independently and take initiative

We strongly encourage people of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritize an inclusive climate during the application process and after you join the team. We encourage candidates with most of the above qualifications to apply; we do not expect all candidates to fit this job description 100%.

Reports to:

Heidi Fritz, Healthcare Program Director, GBD.


This is a contract position paying £45,000 per year, depending on experience, credentials, and number of hours worked. Since this is a contract position, no benefits will be provided.

Location & Hours:

Greener by Default is based in the US and is seeking a colleague in the UK for 30-40 hours of contract work per week. Contractor will set their own schedule, but ideally candidates will be available in the early evenings at least twice per month to join calls with the US team. Contractor must have ability to travel within the UK to meet with clients; travel costs will be reimbursed.

To Apply

In order to apply, please fill out this form. We will not consider any candidates who have not filled out the form. Please do not contact us via email or message to apply. Applications must be received by June 19, 2024.





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