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  • Postition: Volunteer Manager
  • Location: Working from home (occasional meetings in Central London)
  • Salary: £5,400 per annum
  • Hours:  Part-time 30 hours/month
  • Company: BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy)
  • Job Type: Permanent working from home with flexible hours!

The organisation

BANT is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice in order to protect the client’s interest, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutritional Therapists. Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance, disease prevention, and individual care. General Medical Council has acknowledged the safety and quality of care provided by BANT Registered Nutritional Therapists accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BANT was established in 1997 as a non-profit organisation. BANT has a governing council of nine people with experience in the scientific, nutrition practice and educational areas of nutrition science.

The role

The Volunteer Manager is responsible for developing and managing the volunteer community under the strategic guidance of the Volunteering Director.

This role is responsible for developing and implementing frameworks and plans to support volunteers to actively and effectively contribute through the regional meetings, as part of the committees, in strategic workstreams or as directors in Council, and to embed a culture of volunteering that is inspirational, fun, motivating and a learning experience.

Specifically, the Volunteer Manager is in control of recruiting and supporting BANT’s 140 (estimate) strong volunteer community.  The Volunteer Manager inducts and trains volunteers, creates training resources, and supports leads and managers in motivating and leading their volunteer teams. They are an active member of the Volunteer Steering Group, contributing to the future direction of BANT’s Volunteer community.

The main focus of this role is to provide BANT volunteers with the support and skills necessary for them to effectively support BANT workstreams, thereby delivering manpower resources to the workstreams enabling BANT to achieve its strategic objectives.

What you need

You will need to work from your own home unsupervised and be self-motivated. You will be confident in developing and communicating strategies and have the ability to implement structure to support strategic objectives.

You will be an experienced recruiter or have been involved in all aspects of recruiting teams within a previous role. You must have exceptional project management skills for this role and experience of motivating and leading employees or volunteers and ideally, supporting managers and leaders to support and motivate their own teams.

You will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a role where any of the following tasks are an essential part: recruitment, project management, team management, human resources, volunteer management, training.

What are the benefits

You will receive a competitive salary and flexible hours. You will form part of a motivated team that are hardworking and ambitious. Full details of the role and person specification can be found here.

What you need to do now

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now‘ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV along with a supporting statement.  Before the deadline of 31st October 2017. If your skills do not quite match this position but you are still interested in the work BANT does, please go to to see other paid and unpaid roles that might interest you.


Independent health food supplements company Cytoplan is seeking a highly motivated marketing individual to join our marketing team. Previous marketing experience and a nutrition qualification are highly desired. You will possess confident verbal, written and interpersonal skills. We are looking for someone who can assist the marketing team in developing and delivering a wide range of marketing activities.

The role provides opportunity to work on a range of projects so an ability to multi-task and manage a varying workload is essential. The ideal candidate will:

– Assist the marketing team with the planning and creation of all marketing campaigns, press releases, email marketing, promotions, events, print collateral and online marketing

– Support the maintaining and monitoring of all social media channels, adhering to the company standards and values

– Contribute ideas for promotions, events, PR and blog topics

– Be educated to degree level and/or have relevant experience in a similar marketing role

– An education in health, nutrition and well-being is beneficial for this role

Please note that this is an office-based role and therefore you must be within a commutable distance.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £TBA

Job Location: Worcester WR8 0DX

Please send a covering letter and your CV by Friday 27 October to along with a 200 to 500 word blog article, aimed at a health practitioner audience, on ‘The Importance of the Gut Flora to Health”.


Permanent – part time

We are looking for a hardworking, reliable individuals to join our small friendly team in both our Shoreham by Sea and Tunbridge Wells stores.

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 on quickly 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 appx 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 8:30 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.

Please apply with your CV and covering letter by email to:


Supplement company is looking to employ several nutritional therapists to join our vibrant and dynamic team. We are looking for both specialised and newly qualified NTs.

All work is freelance and there are different roles depending on experience.

  • We are ideally looking for someone with retail experience within the supplement market, for example in a health food store or similar.
  • Job role to include replying to customer inquiries via email or phone
  • Consultations via skype or phone

For more information please email



  • Carrying out one to one consultations at clinics in the London/ Essex area
  • Writing/editing bespoke nutritional plans for clients
  • Analysing nutritional questionnaires in preparation for appointments
  • Researching for client cases
  • Ordering supplements for clients via email
  • Responding to clients queries or concerns via email
  • Telephoning clients as & when required
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Attributes required:

  • Reliable, flexible & trust worthy
  • Works well under pressure
  • Works to own initiative & well as a team
  • Strong communicator & good rapport with people
  • Good knowledge in nutritional protocols, functional medicine & testing.
  • Good time keeping & punctual
  • Efficient & good organisational skills
  • Professional at all times

 Skills needed:

  • BSc Hons degree or 2 year Diploma minimum in Nutritional Therapy or a similar subject like Naturopathy.
  • English as first language
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint, plus Gmail accounts
  • Typing speed of 30-40 words per minute & able to write in a succinct manner
  • Some degree of sales experience would be beneficial


Minimum- Diploma in Nutritional Therapy or BSc Hons Degree in Nutritional Therapy.

*Must be a member of BANT, CNHC registered & fully insured to practice (public liability). 


To be discussed at interview. Please contact Claire: or 07495 451557.

BANT News September Goes Live

Welcome to the September issue of BANT eNews, this month is all about Practice Management. A little bit of a head-start for our newly graduated members who are taking their first steps as nutrition practitioners and some helpful hints and tips for our more seasoned members. Included in the issue are articles on ‘Client Compliance’ by Ruth Jamieson, ‘The practical guide to starting a practice: 5 essential steps’ by Nina Sabat and ‘Setting Up a Premises’ by Atiya Khan. Our piece from the volunteer PPC team explains the role of the PPC in supporting you, our members, in your day to day practice dilemmas. Access the BANT news here.


Welcome to the September issue of BANT eNews, this month is all about Practice Management. A little bit of a head-start for our newly graduated members who are taking their first steps as nutrition practitioners and some helpful hints and tips for our more seasoned members. Included in the issue are articles on ‘Client Compliance’ by Ruth Jamieson, ‘The practical guide to starting a practice: 5 essential steps’ by Nina Sabat and ‘Setting Up a Premises’ by Atiya Khan. Our piece from the volunteer PPC team explains the role of the PPC in supporting you, our members, in your day to day practice dilemmas.

View the BANT News

View the eblast


Supervision provides support, inspiration and knowledge-sharing in the company of like-minded professionals, with something for everyone:

  • Newly qualified practitioners build confidence and skills
  • Established practitioners become more profitable and gain a better work-life balance
  • Very experienced practitioners stay fresh, effective and motivated to find new challenges

Joining a Supervision group is a perfect way to explore where you are heading and how to get there, with the added bonus of earning two CPD hours per session.  It also provides the reassurance that you are safeguarding yourself and your clients.

To access the full eblast – click here


Institute for Optimum Nutrition

Competitive Remuneration

A great opportunity has arisen for experienced Nutritional Therapists to join the Institute for Optimum Nutrition as Assessment Markers.

ION is an independent, not for profit educational charity whose principal activity is to further the knowledge and practice of optimum nutrition.  We’re currently seeking several Assessment Markers to come on board to help with the marking of our attendance and distance learning diploma course assessment scripts and exam papers.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of three years practicing as a Nutritional Therapist and will ideally have experience of teaching to at least diploma level and hold relevant professional body membership.  You will be flexible, able to manage a varied workload, have a strong attention to detail and above all have a commitment to excellence.

These roles provide the flexibility of a self-employed contract and are based from home, with travel to ION’s HQ in Richmond London, as necessary.

To apply, please send a CV with covering letter to