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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, Lara Seago at lara.seago@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
Clinical Governance Director BANT Director – please contact lara.seago@bant.org.uk to discuss. Strong corporate background or project management.

 

This role is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the ongoing growth of the BANT Clinical Governance team comprising BANT Professional Supervision and the Professional Practice Committee (PPC). The Clinical Governance Director chairs the monthly Clinical Governance Steering Committee (CGSG), driving performance to ensure that BANT achieves its Strategic Objectives as set out in the most current 5-year strategy and relevant annual objectives as agreed at the beginning of each year

 

This is a voluntary role.  However, BANT will contribute £150 of CPD per annum; Travel expenses, and any project work is paid based on pre-approved project proposals.

BANT Council General: Directors are required to review emails on a regular basis, ideally daily, in case of urgent matters requiring attention

Email time: Average 2 hours per week

Project time: Variable

Meeting times: 12 Council meetings per year, duration from 90 mins – 3 hours

Monthly workstream’s Steering Group (SG) meetings.

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
Deputy BANT Networks Team Leader To assist the Team Leader to support local network coordinators who organise networking meetings across the country (& outside the UK) and regional committees for BANT members.  Also, to support coordination of the quarterly webinar series. Verbal and written communication skills.

Team player.

Confident to take the initiative.

Good administrative skills,

Proficient in; Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Managing or supporting volunteers.

Coordinating skype or GoToMeeting meetings.

Social media.

BANT Networks Team Leader 2 hours per week
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
Event Support Representing BANT at trade shows and conferences.  Upcoming events in:

  • Edinburgh
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Leeds
  • Bristol
  • Newcastle
  • Liverpool
Knowledge of NT and BANT. Communications Manager 1-2 days for each event
STUDENT NETWORK ROLES
Training Provider Liaison The Training provider Liaison team liaises with training provider leads, to promote BANT’s involvement within their curriculum.

Presenting to students at training providers about BANT membership.

Be energetic, out-going individuals

Have a good understanding of social media forums (internal college forums, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Preferably be a Year 1 or 2 student

Have a good relationship with college lecturers and staff

Student Network Lead 2 hours/week