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Penny Brohn UK is the leading UK charity specialising in a whole person approach to helping people live well with the impact of cancer. The way in which we help people is known as the Bristol Whole Life Approach which provides a powerful combination of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support that is designed to help anyone affected by cancer, at any stage of the disease. We do this through residential courses, group sessions and 1-2-1 complementary therapies. We work in partnership with many major healthcare providers and our services are underpinned by evidence based research.

We have an exciting opportunity for an inspirational Nutrition Lead to join the pioneering multidisciplinary team at Penny Brohn UK.  This pivotal role will oversee the day to day running of nutritional services as well as leading further development in this area in-line with the Charity’s strategy and emerging external research.  The role offers hands-on work with clients, in-house collaboration as well as management, nutritional strategy development and spokesperson responsibilities.


Job Title:        Nutrition Lead

Hours:            Part time, 3.5 days per week (26.5 hours per week)

                          Hours to be worked Monday to Thursday with occasional Friday to Sunday by arrangement

If necessary, this role could be split between two post holders depending on skill-sets

Salary:            £30,000 – £38,000 pro-rata, per annum

Contract:        Permanent

Location:        Penny Brohn UK, National Centre, outskirts of Bristol

Benefits:         25 days holiday per year + bank holidays + additional days over Christmas and New Year period.  Free parking in a beautiful semi-rural setting


Reporting to the Medical Director, the Nutrition Lead will be part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering life changing, whole person support to people affected by cancer.  The Nutrition Lead will be a member of the Lead Services Team, therefore attend regular meetings and contribute to the overall strategy of therapeutic services within the Charity including the further development of the Bristol Whole Life Approach.    The Nutrition Lead will provide guidance to the Penny Brohn Shop team, in-house Chefs and Corporate Wellbeing team.  On occasion, the Nutrition Lead will act as spokesperson on behalf of the Charity on nutritional matters.

We are looking for someone who is a fully-registered healthcare professional with experience in providing individual nutritional support to people with cancer.  They will demonstrate an awareness of research issues and be able to appraise and synthesise the research into organisational nutritional strategy and client-facing information.  It is essential that candidates are able to demonstrate a sensitive approach to the issues experienced by people with cancer and a commitment to integrated working with mainstream health-care professionals.


Application Process

Please visit our website at http://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/category/job-vacancies where you can view a job description along with details of the application process.  For queries or further information about the post please call the HR Department on 01275370071.



Timetable for appointment:

Closing date:   Monday 12 February 2018

1st Interview: Monday 19 February (am) and Monday 26 February (pm)

2nd Interview:   To be confirmed

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