Opportunities to become involved and elections

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

 


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 Advisory Council

The Advisory Council supports the Board of Trustees in its decision making process. The role and function is to bring the views and opinions of the membership to the attention of the Trustees, 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.

There are no current positions available on the Advisory Council.  Details of vacancies will be emailed to members when they become available.  

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.

There are no current positions available on the Theme Leader.  Details of vacancies will be emailed to members when they become available.  

If you require further information or have any questions, please 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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