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GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR) – COUNTDOWN TO COMPLIANCE (8)

The GDPR requires you to process personal data securely. This is not a new data protection obligation. It replaces and mirrors the previous requirement to have ‘appropriate technical and organisational measures’ under the Data Protection Act 1998.  However, the GDPR provides more specifics about what you have to do about the security of your processing and how you should assess your information risk and put appropriate security measures in place.

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BEST HEALTH FOOD SHOP LTD – HEALTH SHOP ADVISOR

Permanent – part time

We are looking for a hardworking, reliable person to  join our small friendly team at our busy independent Health Food Shop in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

We are a small family run business looking to expand the company greatly over the next few years and want to find people who will grow with us. The VMS side of the business is something we want to expand and as we have Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health as part of the family – we will involve her and her ethos and teachings wherever possible. Ideally we are looking for someone who is familiar with Dr Marilyn Glenville and her work.

We are looking for someone who will grow with the business and there is potential for future clinical work for the right candidate.

We also hold events and talks to the local community and work with local businesses and colleges to promote health and natural alternatives.

The role as Health Shop Advisor involves the following:

  • Advise customers in their selection of supplements, natural beauty and food as well as aid them with their health questions
  • Answering questions / advising on all products in the shop
  • Look after the VMS side and exploring new ranges – in line with the company ethos
  • Arranging promotions and window displays where appropriate
  • Coordinating workshops / talks to the local community
  • Work towards sales targets were applicable
  • Day to day shop floor work;
    • Serving customers / till work
    • Processing deliveries in
    • Keeping the shop replenished regularly, clean and tidy

You will have:

  • A recognised qualifications in Nutrition, Naturopathy, Medical Herbalism or similar (or be currently studying). Alternatively you will have or a wide range of work experience within the health food retail industry with an excellent knowledge of natural remedies and health food. Your own insurance is required.
  • A good, current knowledge of VMS and herbal remedies and the health food market and the ability to advise customers confidently and competently.
  • Experience in a retail environment is preferable but not essential. However exceptional customer service standards are a must. Must be personable and friendly.
  • A passion for our products and want to help all customers to make healthy choices.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Great attention to detail and be able to work with figures.
  • Passion, positive energy and flexible, can do attitude.

Working hours:

  • Shift patterns are flexible and there will be weekend work (Saturdays and Sundays ) along with 2/3 weekday shifts during the week on a rota.
  • Some flexibility on working hours is available and flexibility for you to be able to cover other shifts is key
  • Store is open 7 days week (including bank holidays).
  • Opening hours 9:00 am – 5:30 pm every day and 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sundays.

What we offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay depending on experience and knowledge
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Staff discounts throughout the store
  • A pleasant and supportive working environment.

This role is an immediate start and we are looking for someone who will grow with us in the future.

We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information please visit our website www.besthealthfoodshop.com

Please apply with your CV and covering letter by email to: jobs@besthealthfoodshop.com

 

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR) – COUNTDOWN TO COMPLIANCE (7)

Recognising and dealing with a Subject Access Request

What is a subject access request?

An individual has the right to receive confirmation that their data is being processed, access to their personal data and supplementary information (which should be the information provided in the Privacy Notice).

Individuals Rights

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

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ONLINE CPD OPPORTUNITIES FROM TWO BANT REGIONAL BRANCH MEETINGS

We are delighted to bring you the recorded presentations and slides from two BANT Regional Branch meetings that featured high quality speakers on the topics of Functional Sports Nutrition and Female Hormonal Health. The events were rated ‘excellent value’ by the majority of attendees.

If you were unable to attend these events this is a fantastic opportunity to gain *CPD hours whilst learning more about two interesting and relevant topics in nutrition: current research and functional testing to support highly active clients and athletes, and the clinical application of the latest research in female hormonal health.

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BANT PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR YOUR USE

Following a preview of BANT promotional video at the AGM on 3rd of March we are now pleased to provide you the access to use the video on your website. It is designed to provide the public with a brief 2 1/2 minute, entertaining but informative view of our approach and how individuals can achieve improved wellbeing by consulting BANT registered Nutrition Practitioners for individualised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. The video is also available to view on BANT website homepage and will be promoted further.

You can view the video at this link –

https://youtu.be/qsHMfGgULC8

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DIETITIANS SEEKING APPRENTICESHIPS

My friend Kumru Öztürk and I, Denise Bunke, are two dietitians in apprenticeship from Berlin, Germany. Currently we are looking for an internship(2 Weeks in July) as a nutritionist/dietitian/food specialist. We are highly interested in working with children’s or adults  malnutrition. But we are also open to other fields. We are looking for experiencing what the working life in these fields are and overall what the living situation is like in England.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

My E-mail: denise-bunke@gmx.de

Statement: Letter from AfN to BANT on 29.03.2018

BANT confirms it has received a letter from the Association for Nutrition ‘requiring’ that we make changes to the way we operate. We believe that they are making unwarranted threats and will defend our position robustly. We have engaged lawyers and are deciding how best to respond to defend our members’ interests. Whilst we are unable to make further comment at this stage, we will provide regular updates to our members whenever we are able to.

STATEMENT: LETTER FROM AFN TO BANT ON 29.03.2018

BANT confirms it has received a letter from the Association for Nutrition ‘requiring’ that we make changes to the way we operate. We believe that they are making unwarranted threats and will defend our position robustly. We have engaged lawyers and are deciding how best to respond to defend our members’ interests. Whilst we are unable to make further comment at this stage, we will provide regular updates to our members whenever we are able to.

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AGM VIDEO AND SLIDES NOW AVAILABLE

Three weeks ago ‘Beast from the East’ did its best to interfere with BANT AGM & Conference, but we are pleased to say that we are all made of more resilient stock and made it an event to remember. Only three exhibitors, 11 delegates and one DPD delivery got caught by the adverse weather conditions and didn’t make it.

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