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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 [email protected]. 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
CHAIR AND COMMITTEE ROLES
Professional Practice Committee (PPC) – Member The PPC are looking for new, experienced NT’s to join our existing committee, helping to respond to practitioner queries and support our members.

This is a fantastic opportunity to keep your knowledge up to date with developments in professional practice. You will have access to frequently asked questions and issues arising from clinic and form part of a team of very experienced NTs offering advice, benefiting your own personal development and 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
BANT NETWORK ROLES
Regional Branch Committee Members – Midlands Opportunity to join the Midlands Regional Branch Committee.

Become part of a team that delivers high quality meetings across the UK.

The Regional Branch Meetings are an extension of the Local Networks, covering a wider geographical area and attracting a broad range of speakers.

We are looking for candidates who are good at organising meetings and/or events, have effective communication skills, enjoy teamwork, are proactive and are keen to promote excellence in the profession of Nutritional Therapy, whilst gaining some CPD and broadening your NT network.

Volunteering Brief for RB Committee Member

Event organisation, communication skills, teamwork. BANT Networks Team Lead 1-2 hours per week
BANT Networks Team Lead A team leader to buddy up and share the role with our existing Networks Team Lead.

Between the two of you, you will be the point of contact for our Local Network Co-ordinators and Regional Branch Committee Chairs and there to guide and support them, along with your team, consisting of an Administrator and two project Support assistants.

If you are keen to broaden your network of NT’s all over the UK (and some globally!) then this will be an exciting opportunity for you!

Volunteering Brief for BANT Networks Team Lead

Excellent Communication Skills, organisational skills and ideally previous experience of leading a team. Volunteer Manager 2 hour per week maximum
BANT Networks Administrator A reliable and efficient Administrator to support the Local Networks Team Leaders with co-ordinating the Local Networks and Regional branches.

Volunteering Brief for BANT Network Administrator.

Administrative experience, good communication skills, reliable, efficient. BANT Networks Team Leads / Volunteer Manager 1-2 hours per week
BANT Networks Project Support BANT Networks are looking for 2 enthusiastic and committed members to help with our Networks and Regional branch’s newsletter and ad hoc projects and events.

Volunteering Brief for BANT Networks Project Support.

Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), event organising experience, good co-ordination skills. BANT Networks Team Leads / Volunteer Manager 1-2 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
Volunteer Project Support Involvement in various projects within the volunteer team.

Varied roles that could include tasks using administration, organisation, coordination, communication, marketing, editing skills.

Each project is stand alone and involves working as part of a team.

Examples of projects – website updating, organising events, auditing volunteer files, social media posts, volunteer e-news.

Volunteering Brief for Project Support.

Essential: project support, administration, team worker, confidentiality, strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ideal: communications, marketing, project management

Volunteer Manager 1-2 hours per week
STUDENT NETWORK ROLES
Student College Representative The Student Network is a programme to support BANT student members, engage them with BANT, to help them develop a community and support network and ensure that they feel part of the professional association now and in the future.

The BANT College Student Representatives are a key approachable 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.

Ideally, there will be at least one BANT College Student Representative within each accredited Training Provider.

The BANT College Student Representatives will liaise with the BANT Student Rep, who represents BANT students on BANT Council ensuring the student voice is heard. The BANT Student Rep will keep the BANT Student College Reps up to date with relevant information and the latest developments.

Volunteering Brief for Student College Representative.

Be energetic and out-going

A strong communicator

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

Have a good understanding of how the college is structured and how communication could be delivered within

Have a good relationship with college lecturers and staff

BANT Student Representative 1-2 hours per week