BANT depends upon an amazing volunteer workforce to contribute to much of what we do, and we are always seeking new recruits. Volunteers can contribute various hours to get involved, typically 2-3 hours a week. Volunteers will be part of one of the BANT workstreams – Communications, Science & Education, Practice Governance, Events and Networks and Membership, or our Student Network.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of the roles listed please simply write to our Volunteer & Networks Manager, Benjamin Richardson at [email protected]. We will be delighted to explore together for a match between your skills and interests and our roles.
Hours Required: 2-4 hours per week
BANT Lead: Practice Governance Manager
The Professional Practice Panel (PPP) supports BANT members in all aspects of safe practice including the professional, legal and ethical aspects of their work. The panel has access to frequently asked questions and issues arising for NTs within clinical practice and form part of a team of experienced NTs offering advice, via the Professional Practice Handbook and through responses to individual queries sent to the PPP.
PPP members gain powerful insight into the challenges presented by clinical practice, from practitioners and from the regulations that govern and impact the profession. In addition to sharing the benefit of their own expertise, PPP members may well be able to apply the insights gained to benefit their own practice and professional development.
Must have: Full member of BANT and CNHC Registered with significant nutritional therapy practice experience.
Nice to have: Virtual team working using collaborative tools
View the Role Profile for PPP Member.
Hours Required: Minimum of 25-30 hours, but distributed over a year, and with capacity to contribute more if desired and feasible
BANT Lead: Science & Education Manager
The Nutrition Evidence Database (NED) is the UK’s first scientific database dedicated to nutrition and lifestyle medicine research. It is an open-access resource with a growing base of subscribers. NED focuses on human research and is designed as a comprehensive platform for practitioners, academic researchers, policymakers, and students
Expert Reviewers provide expert reviews, opinion pieces and expert input within their specialist area. Expert reviewers also contribute to the on-going growth and development of the NED platform and widen the dissemination of high-quality published research to support an evidence-based approach to the Nutrition profession
In return, Expert Reviewers are publicly credited on the NED platform and through BANT communications for publishing original opinion pieces and expert reviews and will be key to promoting the standing of the profession as an evidence-based practice. All expert comment is shared with a growing subscriber base and the wider public through monthly alerts and via BANT social media.
Key Competencies Desired
Expertise is sought within all of these areas –
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Key Features & Benefits
How to learn more and express interest?
For an expanded role profile and description, and or to express interest and arrange a friendly chat, please send a message to [email protected], attaching a CV and stating your area of expertise
Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week
BANT Lead: Volunteer Manager
BANT Local Networks vary hugely in their size and nature but all help mitigate the isolating nature of our profession through being part of a supportive group of peers who meet regularly.
Some networks are tight social groups, others are larger and have semi-formal events with key speakers, some have regular chatter via a social media channel, others meet regularly via Zoom. Face to face meetings have also been a norm, pre-COVID-19, and hopefully will again once that becomes suitable.
Network Leads, either solo or with a partner, do the wonderful work to organise and sustain a network. This means organising meetings and their content, selecting and enabling the ways to meet (in person or virtual) and chat, sometimes finding venues or speakers. It also involves welcoming in new members and logging network meetings so they qualify for CPD credit.
If there is already a network near you, you may be able to join it or partner with the current lead. If there is not, why not try starting one? You can do so with coaching and support and some great resources to help.
View our existing Local Networks within the BANT Member pages, at BANT Networks > Local Network Coordinators List.
Confidence and energy to network, organise, encourage and facilitate are the key qualities. Whilst connection remains mostly virtual, comfort with ways of connecting e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, Clubhouse, WhatsApp and similar, are very useful but can also be learned.
There is no one ‘right’ way to begin and run a network, but if you have the energy to give it a go, everything can be learned with support, so please do reach out if you would like to.
Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week
BANT Lead: Volunteer & Networks Manager
Individual Network Leads directly create and sustain the opportunity for BANT members in their area to meet, virtually and in person, and to have between-meetings connection.
Leads vary in their initial confidence and capabilities and many welcome and benefit from strong partnership to support their preparation, contact with members, and activities in pursuit of an active, supportive, valued Local Network. All Leads benefit from strong ongoing support including knowledge and good practices sharing, provision of information resources and connection both with each other and BANT.
Hence, we have a opportunity for a Networks Team Lead to play a major role in supporting the growth and value of our networks and ensuring that Network Leads themselves feel supported.
Hours Required: 1-2 per month for meeting participation and very light rep role actions
BANT Lead: Student Team Lead
Our 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.
We aim to sustain 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.
To apply, or just reach out to discuss, please do contact [email protected]
We do not currently have any employment opportunities but when we do, they will be advertised here. Also, when we have a new job a mailout will be sent to all members subscribed for recruitment emails.