All posts by Melanie de Grooth


Company: BCNH College of Nutrition & Health

Location: Finchley Road, London NW3 5HT

Position type: part-time (flexible hours, remote working)

Minimum Qualification: BSc or MSc in Nutrition / Nutritional Therapy

Post available: from 19th September 2020

  • BCNH is one of the leading Nutritional Therapy colleges in the UK, delivering Level 6 Diploma courses in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine (in academic partnership with the University of
    Greenwich – UG).
  • As a Year 3 Academic & Personal Tutor, you will be the main point of contact for Year 3 students, responsible for supporting students through their studies and marking assignments.
  • The role is part-time, working from home, with varying hours required at different times (e.g. more hours will be required around assignment deadlines, for support and marking, than at other
  • The role reports to the Year 3 Programme Leader.

Click here for the full job description.

How to apply: Please send your CV with photo and cover letter to Education, Beverley Shergold, at [email protected]

Application deadline: 1 st September 2020


Company: BCNH College of Nutrition & Health

Location: Finchley Road, London NW3 5HT

Position type: part-time (10-15 hours a week, spread over 3 days flexible hours, self-employed basis, opportunity to work remotely once settled in the role)

Minimum Qualification: BSc or MSc in Nutrition

Post available: from 24th September 2020

  • BCNH is one of the leading Nutritional Therapy colleges in the UK, delivering Level 6 Diploma courses in Nutritional Therapy (in academic partnership with the University of Greenwich – UG).
  • As a Programme Leader you will be responsible for the smooth running of the Level 4 course modules, lectures and seminars and you will oversee the Academic Skills and Personal Development module.
  • Once settled in the role you will be able to work remotely

Click here for the full job description.

How to apply: Please send your CV with photo and cover letter to College Principal Breda Gajsek, at [email protected]

Application deadline: 15th August 2020


30 Ways to get 1:1 Clients WITHOUT using Social Media

This webinar explores a large range of options for getting your nutrition business known in your area of expertise, WITHOUT using social media.

It covers:

  • Business foundations – knowing your market, what you are offering, your competitors
  • Building your product, visibility and content
  • 30+ creative ways of promoting your business
  • Some homework of practical action
  • How to be part of the live August BANT workshop run by Gwen

Click here to access the full eblast.

COVID-19 BANT Bulletin 8 – 23 July 2020

Whilst things are appearing to be returning to near normality with our members now being able to return to face-to-face practice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, please do remember that the Government and CNHC guidelines still need to be adhered to and there may be some differences in practice in different countries and areas if localised measures are in place.

This is our new reality and we need to encourage and support also our clients to comply with guidance that limits the risks of spreading the infection.

Click here to read the full eblast.


After 4 years in the role as Communications Manager, Jessica Fonteneau has decided it is time to move on to focus her attentions on her MSC and growing NT practice. Jessica has done a sterling job over the past 4 years in establishing the Comms Manager role and keeping our members and the public informed about all the amazing work happening within BANT and the profession. Jessica will be missed, although will remain with us over the coming months to ensure there is a smooth transition over to the person stepping into her shoes ……

The role

The Communications Manager will manage BANT’s internal and external communications needs as per BANT’s communication strategy and timetable for a variety of publications. Write articles and manage social media channels and BANT marketing activities. Collaborate with BANT internal stakeholders, including BANT directors and managers, to understand overall communication needs. Participate as an active member BANT operational management team. Supervise volunteers within the communications team.

What you need

You will need to work from your own home unsupervised and be self-motivated. Attention to detail is paramount within this role.

You will have a bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field. You will use your exceptional written and verbal communications skills to communicate to individuals or to populations. You should have a minimum of 3 years communications experience either within a company or a PR agency and have the ability to design and write articles and marketing materials for print or web-based publications.

Social media is incredibly important to this role and your understanding of social media channels and opportunities and ability to coordinate active campaigns will help you succeed in this role. A keen interest and understanding of the nutrition profession is an advantage. You need to be a skilled team player, excellent at problem-solving and adept at time management.

To succeed in this role, it is essential that you have flawless communication skills to deliver reliable support to stakeholders and an ability to motivate and lead a team of volunteers.

What are the benefits

You will receive a competitive salary, flexible hours and 17 days holiday per annum (plus 8 UK bank holidays). 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

If you are interested in applying for this position please send a supporting statement and CV to Melanie de Grooth at [email protected].

Closing date for applications is Sunday 9th August 2020.


During Series 2 we shall be taking a deep dive into functional sports nutrition. We take a look at sports nutrition from different angles:

  • Endurance
  • Bodybuilding
  • Team Sports Nutrition
  • Functional Considerations

Each guest discusses how to apply nutritional therapy principles to sports nutrition, working with health parameters, the athlete in question, test considerations, protocols and supplements.

This series is created exclusively for BANT members wanting to expand their knowledge of sports nutrition.  Each episode has been awarded 1 hour of CPD.

Click here to read the full eblast.


Cautious Return to Face-to-Face Practice

We continue to live in uncertain times but equally we are now ready to proceed to face-to-face consultations as long as we have full infection controls in place.

Along with many professions and practitioners returning to work this week, we are all proceeding with caution as to not contribute to any peaks in infection count and also being all too aware that asymptomatic people can also pass on the virus. To this effect BANT recommends that practitioners embrace remote working practices where possible and if you do start face-to-face appointments, practitioners must comply with CNHC guidelines. You can access all BANT COVID-19 communications here.

The Government has eased the recommended social distancing rule to ‘1 metre plus with masks’ where 2 metres is not possible and CNHC has already previously published a comprehensive guidance on return to face-to-face practice including:

  • Identifying any clients who are at increased risk of infection
  • Screening for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Clarifying when not to proceed to face-to-face appointment
  • How to prepare your practice for face-to-face appointments

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We are at a critical milestone as we gain more freedom of movement, gradually emerging from lock down, and therefore are also anticipating return to seeing clients face-to-face.

BANT is following both the government and CNHC guidelines in their communications about COVID-19 related topics to ensure that BANT members, their families and clients stay safe. As practitioners, we also need to comply to meet our insurers requirements, which is to follow the guidance of our regulatory and professional bodies. You can keep up-to-date about the guidelines by reviewing the latest COVID-19 bulletins that BANT provides to consolidate information for the use of BANT practitioners.

Online consultations have seen a surge during the past months and many practitioners are experiencing the value of online consultations with their existing and new clients. While there is no doubt that the face-to-face consultations add value, often with better rapport, with the COVID-19 virus among us for some time to come and potential for new virus of similar scale in the future, use of online technologies will undoubtedly provide also business security and new opportunities for the future.

This summer issue of BANT eNews bids farewell to a long-term BANT PPC Chair, Barbara Powell and publishes a letter from the new home of BANT Accredited Professional Supervision, with exciting news about new training and new services to come, both updates below. Read on to hear the latest from our Volunteering and Networks team and also Science and Education, a team that helps you access opportunities for CPD and gain easy access to further evidence-based sciences to support your practice.

We wish you the very best for a lovely summer and look forward to busy clinics, whatever our new reality looks like in September.

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Hi lovely people

If anyone is looking to hire clinic, therapy or studio space, we have 3 beautiful rooms which have recently become available to rent out to the right people.

We’re based on Greek Street in Stockport, opposite the Town Hall. It’s a fab central location with great motorway, road and rail links.

If you’re interested please get in touch.

Ruth 0771 2620909