Volunteering & Vacancies
Opportunities

BANT is run by volunteers and we are always seeking new recruits. Volunteers can contribute various hours to get involved, but typically this is 2-3 hours a week. Volunteers will be part of one of the BANT workstreams, including; Communications, Science & Education, Practice Governance, Volunteer Management, Regulations, Stakeholder Management, and Membership or they could be members of the BANT Student Network or become Local or Regional Coordinators to further support our members and networking in the regions.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the projects listed below please get in touch with the Volunteer Manager, Benjamin Richardson at [email protected]. These projects will be completed much sooner if we can secure enough support from volunteers.

Volunteering opportunities

SCIENCE & EDUCATION

Evidence Database (NED) Indexer – External Records

Hours Required: 1-3 hours per week

BANT Lead: Science & Education Manager

Work Description
Nutrition Evidence is the only scientific database that specialises in nutrition and lifestyle medicine and is designed to support practitioners’ clinical decisions, enabling the delivery of effective, individualised evidence-based recommendations with easy to use search functionality by using functional and lifestyle medicine filters.

The majority of records on NED are identified using an algorithm in PubMed. The functionality to add other, non-PubMed resources has been developed, which allows any other record type to be displayed on the database.

This includes journal articles that are not on PubMed, blogs, podcasts, eLearning modules, organisational nutrition guidelines and product monographs.

The NED Indexer – External Records will be responsible for managing the identification, summarising and loading of the additional record types, using the backend system ‘Nutrition Editor’. Full training and follow-on support are provided. The post holder will benefit from the knowledge and understanding of nutritional science as they scan the internet for the latest productions.

Skills required
Knowledge or experience of the nutrition industry.

Follower of nutrition science using a range of media, including scientific journals, blog posts, podcasts, supplement and laboratory company information, eLearning and case studies.

Ability to review nutrition science in various media and identify top quality information.

Good communication in written English. Ability to summarise identified resources into plain English.

Self-motivated and organised.

View the NED Indexer Role Profile.

SCIENCE & EDUCATION

Science & Education Administrator

Hours Required: 2-4 hours per week

BANT Lead: Science & Education Manager

Work Description
There is so much exciting work happening in our Science and Education team.  The Nutrition Evidence Database continues to grow, and we are in the process of creating an amazing learning hub, packed with useful CPD material for our members.  Our Science and Education Manager is so busy that she needs some administrative support!

Skills required
Communication and organisation skills

COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Assistant

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: Communications Manager

Work Description
Support our Communications Manager on a weekly basis to deliver and achieve BANT communication objectives.  Key tasks include posting and managing social media and administrative tasks.

Skills required
Previous communications experience would be an advantage, as would knowledge and experience of social media platforms and good organisational skills.

COMMUNICATIONS

Recipe Co-ordinator

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: Communications Manager

Work Description
Role requires the entry recipe data into Nutritics and present recipe information into an attractive and social media appropriate format.

This is an opportunity for NT students and practicing NT’s.

Skills required
Experience with entering recipe information into Nutritics software.

Experience using platforms to create social media posts.

BANT NETWORKS

Regional Branch Committee Chair (The North)

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: Volunteer Manager

Work Description
The Committee are responsible for organising Regional events to facilitate opportunities to network, support other NT’s, and obtain CPD on a Regional, more accessible level.  You would be working with a small team to organise events ideally 2-3 times per year.

Skills required
Events are currently being held online due to COVID-19 restrictions, so experience of appropriate online technology, as well as good co-ordinating, networking and organisation skills would be beneficial.

BANT NETWORKS

Regional Branch Committee Member (The Midlands)

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: Volunteer Manager

Work Description
We have a vacancy on the Midlands Regional Branch for a Committee member.  If you are Midlands based and have the time and skills to help organise events in the Midlands region (or currently online due to COVID-19 restrictions), then please do get in touch.

Skills required
Event organisation, communication skills.

BANT NETWORKS

Local Networks Team Lead

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: Volunteer Manager

Work Description
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, with the help of your administrator. If you have excellent co-ordination and communication skills and are keen to broaden your network of NT’s globally, then this will be an exciting opportunity for you!

Skills required
Event organisation, communication skills.

BANT NETWORKS

Local Network Coordinators

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: Network Team Lead

Work Description
To plan, coordinate and facilitate local network meetings for local nutritional therapists in your area. Organising venues, refreshments, speakers and/or meeting content.
We are particularly interested in NT’s from Cornwall, Devonshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire or Yorkshire currently, although not exclusively.

Skills Required
Event organisation, communication skills.

View the Volunteering Brief for Local Network Coordinators.

PRACTICE GOVERNANCE

Professional Practice Panel (PPP) – Member

Hours Required: 2-4 hours per week

BANT Lead: Practice Governance Manager

Work Description
The Professional Practice Panel (PPP) 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.

Skills Required
Must be a full member of BANT and CNHC Registered. Knowledge about NT, BANT and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook and CNHC Code of Conduct and Ethics is important.

View the Role Profile for PPP Member.

STUDENT NETWORK

Student College Representative

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: BANT Student Representative

Work Description
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.

Skills Required
Be energetic and outgoing
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

View the Volunteering Brief for Student College Representative.

Vacancies

We have no vacancies at the moment.