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Volunteering Opportunities

BANT is run by volunteers and we are always seeking new recruits.  Volunteers can contribute various hours but typically 1-2 hours a week.  Volunteers will be part of one of the 3 workstreams – Communications, Centre of Excellence or Rules, Regulations and Stakeholder management, or one of the three Committees – Professional Practice Committee, CPD Committee or Membership Committee or a member of the BANT Student Network or Regional Coordinators team.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the projects listed below please get in touch with the Volunteer Manager, Michelle Chester at michelle.chester@bant.org.uk. These projects will completed much sooner if we can secure enough support from volunteers.

Project/Role Name Work Description Skill Required BANT Lead Hours Required
DIRECTOR POSTS
Director BANT Director – please contact michelle.chester@bant.org.uk to discuss. Strong corporate background or project management. BANT Council 4 hours/week
SUPERVISION ROLES
Supervisors Self-employed opportunity to set up your own supervision group/s.  Working with BANT members to support reflective learning and development in clinical practice. Reflective support, facilitation, coaching and entrepreneurial skills. Supervision Manager Variable
Project Assistant Short-term position to help organise training for new recruits. Coordinating venue, trainer, trainees and training materials. Organisational skills, project assistance, customer service. Supervision Manager 2 hours/week
CHAIR AND COMMITTEE ROLES
Professional Practice Committee (PPC) – Member The PPC are looking for new member. The role of the PPC is to set standards (as set out in the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook) for professional practice and to monitor their implementation by practitioners. Are you interested in helping to shape the standards for Professional Practice?
Role Profile for PPC Member
Must be a full member of BANT and CNHC Registered. Knowledge about NT, BANT and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook and CNHC Code important. Chair of PPC 2-4 hours a week
Regional Branch Committee Members Act as part of a team to plan and implement 1-3 Regional Branch Meetings per year. Set a theme for each meeting, Source and communicate with speakers and Identify suitable venues. Volunteering Brief for Regional Branch Committee Members. Event organisation, communication skills, teamwork. Local Network Coordinator Team Lead 1-2 hours per week
Regional Branch Committee Chair Coordinating a team to plan and implement 1-3 Regional Branch Meetings per year. Set a theme for each meeting, Source and communicate with speakers and Identify suitable venues. Scotland and South West Regional Branches. Volunteering Brief for Regional Branch Committee Chair. Event organisation, communication skills, teamwork. Local Network Coordinator Team Lead 1-2 hours per week
REGIONAL NETWORK ROLES
Local Network Coordinators To plan, coordinate and facilitate local network meetings for local nutritional therapists in your area. Organising venues, refreshments, speakers and/or meeting content. Volunteering Brief for Local Network Coordinators. Event organisation, communication skills. Local Network Coordinator Team Lead 1-2 hours per week
COMMUNICATION ROLES
Feature Writer Regularly write articles for BANT enews. Excellent writing skills, ability to create an engaging article Communications Manager Variable
Event Support Representing BANT at trade shows and conferences. Knowledge of NT and BANT. Communications Manager 1-2 days for each event
Reactive Support Responding to Journalist requests including compiling documents as directed by the Communication Manager. Experience in dealing with the media useful Communications Manager 2-4 hours a week
CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE ROLES
COE Indexer Volunteers will be required to index research papers by writing plain English summaries, and other fields following a functional medicine matrix structure. Full training and data entry templates will be provided. Ability to critically appraise reliability, accuracy and validity of research papers. COE Manager 2-3 hours per week
STUDENT NETWORK ROLES
Student College Representative BANT College Student Representatives are a key point of contact within each year group/class at each college, receiving feedback and offering advice and signposting to BANT resources for all student members. Knowledge of social media forums & excellent communication skills Student Network Team Leader 1-2 hours/week
Student Network Team Lead Coordinate student network activities including webinar, social media and student support.  Additionally, supporting the training provider team to develop working relationships with training providers. Excellent communication & ability to lead a team Membership Director 2-4 hours/week