We’ve had an exciting last minute opportunity open up at London Centre for Intuitive Eating for nutrition and dietetic students/grads. You’ll have the chance to work alongside a dynamic team of experienced nutrition professionals who have expertise in disordered eating/eating disorders, body image, intuitive eating and non-diet approaches to nutrition. This is a short-term role, however, there is the possibility of this becoming a permanent position for an outstanding candidate.
This is an exciting opportunity for a student or recent graduate of an AfN/HCPC accredited nutrition or dietetics course who’d like to develop their skills and gain more confidence and experience in the non-diet approach to health care.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us with health writing and creating client content looking at nutrition-related problems through a non-diet lense. Examples will include irritable bowel syndrome, sports nutrition, pregnancy and other health concerns.
You will be given training in intuitive eating and non-diet nutrition (although any experience of this is advantageous), and will be given opportunities to shadow experienced nutrition practitioners in clinic covering a wide range of concerns, such as disordered eating, body image, emotional eating, and helping clients develop a healthy relationship to food and their body.
You will also get first-hand experience of the broad range of skills needed to run a nutrition business.
This role has the potential to develop into a more permanent position following the 2-month internship.
Help develop accessible client and clinician information sheets, covering a range of different nutrition-related issues from a non-diet perspective
Critically appraise and review scientific literature
Manage bibliographic databases
Help manage online courses
Administrative responsibilities; social media content development & newsletter scheduling
Shadow other team members in their clinical practice
The role may include other reasonable and similar responsibilities
Qualifications & skills:
Must be either:
- Enrolled on an AfN or HCPC accredited nutrition/clinical nutrition or dietetics degree – preferably 3rd or 4th year OR
- Eligible for registration with the Association for Nutrition (ANutr) or Health Care Professions Council (RD).
Must have strong professional interest in intuitive eating, Health at Every Size and Non-Diet Nutrition. Must have knowledge of non-diet approach and demonstrate understanding of weight-inclusive paradigm. You will receive training in the clinical aspects of this work, but a baseline understanding of the theory is essential.
Having research experience is preferable but not essential.
Strong written & verbal communicator; you will be able to write in an academic style (appropriate for publication in a journal), as well as communicate complex scientific ideas to a lay audience.
You will be well organised, self-motivated, driven and able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a wider team.
Must be compassionate and have a strong interest in working with disordered eating.
Familiarity with software such as Canva, Mailchimp, WordPress
Additional training in behaviour change skills – such as Motivational interviewing/ACT
How to apply:
Please send CV and covering letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 22nd July at 5pm. Your covering letter should explain why you are interested in working with a non-diet approach, your career goals, and why you are suitable for this role. You should also discuss how you might respond to a client saying “I want to lose weight” in 500 words or less. You should also include a minimum of three citations and a bibliography to demonstrate the correct use of references.
This is a part time role – 24 hours per week for 9 weeks
Working days – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
London Living Wage – £10.55 ph
Applications due by 5pm July 22nd 2019
The position will run from 31st July until 27th September.
Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July
The position is based at the London Centre for Intuitive Eating in East London near Bethnal Green tube/Cambridge Heath Overground. It is not a distance position.
This role is open to those who are currently completing (or have recently completed) a degree programme in Nutrition or Dietetics. Applications from nutritional therapists will not be considered for this position.