Registration Manager

Association for Nutrition (AfN)
£34,721 FTE (pro-rata dependent on hours)
Closing Date: 

The Organisation:

The Association for Nutrition (AfN) is the voluntary regulator for registered nutritionists in the United Kingdom. We seek to protect and benefit the public by defining and promoting standards of evidencebased practice nutrition and at all levels within the workforce. We maintain the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), a competency based register of individuals who: 

  • Are qualified and competent in nutritional science; and  
  • Agree to uphold professional and ethical standards through a comprehensive code of conduct.  

 Only individuals who meet the standards required in evidence based nutrition science and professional practice of nutrition can join and remain on the Register. Our Register is steadily growing and there are currently approx. 1900 Registrants on the UKVRN. 

The Role:

The Registration Manager is a key member of our management team, responsible for leading our Registration activity and delivering our ambitious plans to grow the Register and promote the title ‘Registered Nutritionist.’  You will be an experienced manager, with the drive and ability to develop all aspects of the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists and manage our Registration Office.  You will work closely with our elected Council members, supporting and advising the Chair of Registration Committee and our team of expert Registration assessors to grow the reach and authority of the Register.  Working as part of a supportive and close knit team, you will advise the Chief Executive on strategies for the maintenance of standards for entry to the Register; for registrants’ continuing professional development (CPD); fitness to practise (FtP) and Standards for Independent Practice, including developing for approval and implementing systems and procedures to help us achieve our long term strategic aim - protection of title for Registered Nutritionists.      
You will be responsible for all UKVRN Registration processes, including overseeing application and governance processes including fitness to practice, managing Registration committee, managing our CRM database and sections of the website, co-ordinating our annual Registration renewal process, developing our CPD monitoring process, driving growth and facilitating a sense of community of practicing professionals across all parts of our Register.  You will also produce reports for Committees and Council, respond to email, phone calls and general queries, and manage one part -time (0.8) Registration Officer.  The post also includes managing ad hoc projects.  In 2017-18, this will include a devising and implementing our CPD monitoring process, developing our FtP processes, as well as commissioning a new CRM/ website for the charity, to support our application to the Professional Standards Authority for Accredited Register status, and Privy Council Chartership.

The Person:

  • You will be educated to degree level or equivalent qualification with at least three years relevant work experience, ideally in a membership based organisation or statutory/ voluntary regulator, within higher education or Government/ NGO.  
  • You will have knowledge of issues around UK professional/ voluntary regulation 
  • You will be sympathetic to the demands of a science-based discipline. 
  • You will have experience of supporting a committee, preparing agenda and papers, writing minutes and advising committee chair/ members on key strategic issues.   
  • You will have experience of managing an application process; including receiving and processing applications and handling appeals. 
  • You will have experience of using and maintaining a membership/contacts database 
  • You will have experience of managing a membership/profession fees renewals process; including generating renewal notices and handling incoming fee payments.

For a detailed description of the essential and desirable requirements for the post, please follow the link below.

To Apply:

Please send by email to

  • A copy of your CV
  • Names, addresses, telephone and email contacts of at least two references, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer
  • A covering letter addressing how you meet the person specification  

Postal applications can be sent to:  
Ms Leonie Milliner, AfN Chief Executive, 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY

Interviews will be held w/c 25th September   
We regret it will only be possible to contact those applicants successfully invited to interview.