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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
BANT COUNCIL RELATED ROLES
Student member of Council To represent the interests of BANT student members on BANT Council Must be a BANT Student Member in year 1 or year 2. To represent BANT Students on Council for a minimum of 1 year and maximum of 2. Membership Director 2-4 hours/week
GP Engagement Project Toolkit Lead This role will see the successful candidate working with the GP Engagement Project Team, creating a vision for the GP Engagement Toolkit to support members in their engagement with GPs and GP surgeries. The Toolkit Lead will support the GP Engagement Project Team in determining the collateral needed to be produced, the level of resourcing required and will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the GP Engagement Toolkit. BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioner with minimum 2 years’ experience

Project Management skills

Good written and verbal communication skills and analytical skills

Good planning and organisational skills

Team management experience and knowledge and/or experience of working in the NHS would be an advantage but is not essentia

GP Engagement Project Lead 4 hours/week
DIRECTOR POSTS
Director BANT Director – please contact lara.seago@bant.org.uk to discuss. Strong corporate background or project management. BANT Council 4 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
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
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 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
Student Network Social Media To ensure regular engagement with student members is maintained through production of weekly news bulletin, social media and a monthly student spotlight blog Have a good understanding of social media forums (internal college forums, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Articulate and accurate writing skills

Attention to detail

Student Network Lead 1-2 hours/week
Student Network Training Provider liaison Volunteers will be required to liaise with training provider leads, e.g. dean, head of school etc. to promote BANT’s involvement within their curriculum.

Present 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
VOLUNTEER WORKSTREAM ROLES
Project Support Coordinate student network activities including webinar, social media and student support.  Additionally, supporting the training provider team to develop working relationships with training providers. Essential: project support, administration, team worker, confidentiality

Ideal: communications, marketing, project management

Volunteer Manager 2 hours/week
Management Information Support & Administrator A varied role supporting the Volunteer Manager with a number of regular tasks including: website updates, Social media posts,

Sending out and retrieving volunteer forms, surveys and references,

Attending & minuting monthly steering group meetings, Meeting agenda planning, Formatting documents

Designing recruitment advertisements

File management and Compiling management KPI information monthly

Administration, IT – word press, Volunteer Manager 2 hours/week