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

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS PROGRAMME

D&I Programme Core Team Member

Hours Required: 3+ hours per week

BANT Lead: Volunteer & Networks Managers

Work Description
The BANT Diversity & Inclusiveness programme is established to grow the awareness of opportunity, together with confidence and capability, of BANT members to make their Nutritional Therapy and Nutritionist services available to broader, more diverse groups. In so doing, improve the awareness, appeal and accessibility of BANT member services to those broader, more diverse groups.

Programme team members are sought to help create, maintain and promote a pipeline of D&I resources & content. Team members will have significant scope to influence what deliverables are prioritised, enjoying being part of a highly motivated team, and join in the celebration and satisfaction whenever a project milestone is reached.

Skills required

If you have passion for the purpose together with any relevant experience, networks, connections, knowledge or skills, please do make contact to discuss.

In addition to team members, if you have a D&I related story to tell, or recommendations to make, please also reach out.

Do you know someone else that might be interested? Referrals are also very welcome.

BANT NETWORKS

Regional Branch Committee Member (All Regions, South West, Midlands, North, Scotland) 

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: Volunteer Manager

Work Description
Regional Branch teams create the amazing events that enable us to come together, spend time with each other, network, engage with interesting speakers, gain CPD credit, goodie bags and perhaps not least, enjoy gluten and dairy fee catering

Our Regional Branches have, like many of us, experienced significant change during the COVID-19 restrictions, but bringing back a pipeline of events, virtual until face to face becomes feasible and attractive again, is a top priority. These teams need some additional members to share the challenges, work and eventual satisfaction to plan and deliver a highly valued event.

Skills required
Any form of event organising experience is very welcome, covering the range of project planning, venue finding, agenda preparing, logistics, virtual technologies, budgeting and more.

However, if you have the will, you can be supported to develop the skill and do so within a real team with a very meaningful, concrete deliverable to work towards together. So please, do not hesitate to contact if you have any interest.

BANT NETWORKS

Local Networks Lead (UK wide, all areas)

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: Volunteer Manager

Work Description
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 <link>

Skills required
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.

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 (South East & London region)

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.

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 eNews Assistant

Hours Required: 1-2 hours per week

BANT Lead: BANT Student Representative

Work Description
Student eNews is prepared exclusively for the benefit of students and issued once every two months during the academic year.  Complimenting the BANT Student Reps and virtual tea events, the eNews helps build connection between BANT and students.

Content is focused on topics that are valuable for students, such as guidance on preparing to develop a practice and explaining the benefits of being a BANT member.

We seek a volunteer that will take the lead to prepare future issues of eNews, including planning, sourcing content from others, drafting and preparing for publication.

Skills Required

Experience of preparing concise, compelling, engaging written content will be very welcome. Project planning and confidence to network and coordinate inputs from multiple collaborators will also be very useful.

Within the role, you can receive coaching to enhance your existing communication skill including writing for a specific audience, using a consistent tone of voice, and becoming familiar with the appropriate professional terminology to employ.

You will also be working within the BANT Student team, comprising the lead representative, a virtual events assistant and representatives from each training provider.

This role may be an ideal fit for a recent graduate who remains very familiar with student needs and preferences and who has some spare time to volunteer whilst they build up a practice.

STUDENT NETWORK

Student College Representative (currently sought for ION and University of Worcester)

Hours Required: 1 hour 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.