Become involved

There are several ways to become involved with The Nutrition Society from being a member of the Board of Trustees (traditionally known as Honorary Officers) to volunteering as a Student Ambassador.  Below you will find a regularly updated list of opportunities.  

Become a member of the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council supports the Board of Trustees in its decision making process. It's role and function is to bring to the attention of the Trustees the views and opinions of the membership and act as the members’ voice in matters that affect them.  Different areas of nutrition are represented by different members of the Advisory Council.  Each lead their area of interest, and represents the views of the membership. 

The Advisory Council, are elected for a three-year term, after which they may be re-elected for another three years. However, they cannot serve more than two terms concurrently.  Except, the Student Section Chair (previously known as Student Representative) who sits on the Society's Advisory Council holds the position for two years.  The Nutrition Society Student Section Chair is a student member based at a UK or Ireland University, willing to represent the Nutrition Society's student membership.

Position available:

Following the annual election process in July 2018 the following position remain vacant on the Nutrition Society’s Advisory Council:

  • Council Member for Public Health

In accordance with the Rules of the Nutrition Society the Trustees will seek to appoint a member of the Society to the vacancy as soon as practical. Such appointments will be valid until the next Annual Charity Meeting in July 2019, whereupon the appointments will be ratified by the membership for a further 2 years.

Applications are invited from members of the Society who wish to be considered for the appointment. The Trustees will consider all applicants at the 11 October 2018 Trustee Meeting. The successful applicant will be notified by email shortly after the meeting and must be able to assume their duties with immediate effect.

To apply, please complete the application form and return along with a CV via email to the Society’s Chief Executive, Mark Hollingsworth by 28 September 2018.

If you require further information or have any questions, please contact us.


Become a Theme Leader

The Nutrition Society Themes were set up to represent new and developing areas of nutritional science.  These themes include Cellular and Molecular Nutrition (CMN), Public Health Nutrition (PHN) and Whole Body Metabolism (WBM).  Each Theme is led by a Theme Leader who acts as a direct link between the membership and the Science Committee.  They liaise with, and represent the interests of, Nutrition Society members.

Position available:

Applications are invited from members of the Society who wish to be considered for the appointment. The Trustees will consider all applicants at the 11 October 2018 Trustee Meeting. The successful applicant will be notified by email shortly after the meeting and must be able to assume their duties with immediate effect.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you are suitable for the role of WBM Theme Leader and how you would look to develop the role for the benefit of the Society and its members via email to the Society’s Chief Executive, Mark Hollingsworth by 28 September 2018.

If you require further information or have any questions, please contact us.


Become a member of the Board of Trustees

The Nutrition Society is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the Society's members.  The Society's Trustees, headed by the Society's President, perform a very important role in guiding and shaping the strategic direction and work of the Society, and thereby helping to define the way nutrition science is presented and disseminated to those with an interest in human and animal nutrition.  The Trustees oversee all Society activities.  Their decision making is assisted by the Society’s Advisory Council.

The Nutrition Society is a registered charity and as such, the Trustees have legal responsibilities to act in accordance with the laws governing all charities, overseen by the Charities Commission.  

The Trustees, are elected for a three-year term, after which they may be re-elected for another three years. However, they cannot serve more than two terms concurrently.

There are currently no positions available on the Board of Trustees.  Details of vacancies will be emailed to members when they become available.  


Become a member of the Scottish or Irish Section Committee

Once a year the elections for The Nutrition Society Irish or Scottish committees takes place.  The elections consist of nominating new Ordinary Members and/or a Secretary into the committee.  A benefit of being a Nutrition Society member allows you the opportunity to nominate and vote for other Nutrition Society members to be an Ordinary Member (including a Student Representative) or Secretary of the committee.  The remit of the sections is to provide and promote a forum for nutrition education and research within the section's location.

There are no current vacancies for the Irish or Scottish Section Committee.  Details of vacancies will be emailed to members when they become available.  

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Become a Nutrition Society Student Ambassador

The Student Section was established to represent student members of the Nutrition Society. It is involved in shaping the developments for student members.  The Student Ambassador will support the Student Section and will be involved in:

  • Organising events, including the annual Nutrition Futures Conference in the UK, and networking and careers events at Nutrition Society conferences
  • Developing resources and opportunities available to student members 
  • Collating and providing views from the student members on various subjects to aid the Student Section Chair at Advisory Council meetings
  • Increasing Nutrition Society presence and support within universities

If you would like to find out more about being a Student Ambassador, please contact us.


Become a Nutrition Society Ambassador

If you are a course leader/director, lecturer or senior researcher or a PhD student based at a University and are interested in representing The Society within your university, please get in touch. The main responsibility of being an NS Ambassador is to promote what the Society does. For example, promote membership to colleagues and peers, help the Society promote upcoming events (training, conferences and call for abstract deadlines) and promote the Society's activities. In turn, being a Nutrition Society Ambassador enhances your CV, provides you with first hand information about up coming Nutrition Society activities, and discounted membership is available to all ambassadors.  Read the full job description for the role.

If you are interested and would like to put yourself forward, please contact us.    

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