An exciting opportunity has opened up at London Centre for Intuitive Eating for a Business Manager who can oversee all aspects of managing the business while supporting the clinical team to deliver outstanding care.
The ideal candidate will have experience running all facets of a small business; ranging from marketing, branding, and communications through to strategic and financial planning, data protection, IT, and human resources management.
AT LCIE our work is collaborative and strong and clear communication is vital; these qualities are essential in a prospective applicant.
A suitable candidate will be flexible and adaptive to help meet the needs of a young and evolving business as we begin a new phase of growth and development. They will be able to find a good balance between instinct and objective data informed decision making.
They will hold themselves to high standards of professionalism while embodying LCIE’s core values of compassion and understanding.
At LCIE our work is founded on the principles of body affirming and person-centred care, as well as social responsibility; it’s imperative therefore that candidates are familiar with these concepts, with personal experience being advantageous.
This role will report to the Director and will work closely with the Business Support Manager.
Main roles and responsibilities:
- Business development
- Forward planning
- General Human Resources management
- Overseeing small retail operation
- Overseeing scheduling
- Project management
- Maintaining brand integrity
- Marketing and lead generation
- General administrative responsibilities
Leadership – Inspires other team members to take pride and find satisfaction in their work through role modelling commitment and professionalism and through mentoring.
Communication – Exemplifies clear and open communication between all members of the team.
Problem solving – Ability to scan for potential issues and research and identify appropriate solutions.
IT – have a working knowledge of key systems such as WordPress, WooCommerce, Mailchimp, Excel and be able to research and implement new systems required for client scheduling and retail.
Collaboration – Ensure all views and opinions are considered and held in mind, demonstrate cooperation and partnership across teams, help all team members to feel valued and supported.
Initiative – The ability to work autonomously and use ingenuity, resourcefulness and creativity to help overcome barriers.
Organisation – Must be meticulously organised and focussed, with excellent time management skills.
At least a BSc in business, finance, marketing or similar (or experience equivalent to this).
A minimum of 3-5 years experience in managing a small business.
A Masters of Business Administration
Experience in nutrition, dietetics or another area of health care.
Experience with Adobe suite of software such as Photoshop or Illustrator.
Personal interest in Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size and non-diet approaches to health
Please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 4th June 2021 at 5pm. Your covering letter should explain why you are suitable for this role, highlighting relevant experiences and outlining what you can bring to the organisation.
This is a full-time, permanent role – 40 hours/week.
Location: Split between Dalston, East London and home working
Working hours: Monday-Friday 9am – 6pm. Thursday 11am – 8pm (can be flexible)
Starting salary: £38,000 – 45,000. Salary will reflect level of experience and will be reviewed annually.
Applications due by 5pm Friday 4th June 2021. No late applications will be accepted.
The position will start from July 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Exact starting date can be discussed.
About London Centre for Intuitive Eating
We are a team of Nutrition Counsellors specialising in Intuitive Eating, weight inclusive and body affirming care; using non-diet and person centred approaches to nutrition and health. We work in a way that values the lived experience of the person in front of us, and aim where we can to create a safe and inclusive space for all bodies.
Our work focuses on the 1:1 support of folks healing their relationship with food and their body (including recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating).
We also provide training and client information resources to other health care professionals working in this way through our online learning platform: Learn With LCIE (and hopefully in-person again soon!).
Lastly we have two online courses for folks wanting to do their one self-paced learning around Intuitive Eating for themselves or for kids and families.
The values of nutrition counselling include:
Compassion: the nutrition counsellor embodies compassion in order to model self-kindness to the client; self-compassion is an integral tool at the heart of nutrition counselling.
Collaborative, person-centred care: The NC considers the whole person and considers the person whole. This includes being mindful of lived experiences, trauma, and identity and aiming to support the client towards feeling safe and embodied. The NC’s biases and agenda are set aside so as working with the client is prioritised over working on the client.
Evidence Informed: The NC embodies values of curiosity and truth to employ a range of ways of knowing into their work. They integrate humanistic ways of knowing, for example, lived experience and historically silenced voices, with their knowledge and expertise in nutrition and health science.
Body Affirming Care: honour, respect, and celebrate the diversity in our bodies. The NC provides care that is respectful of the individual’s unique and intersectional identity, working from a position that bodies do not require changing or ‘fixing’.
Social Responsibility: The NC is committed to anti-oppression, and strives to work towards fairer, more just and equitable health care for all.
Find out more about LCIE here: https://londoncentreforintuitiveeating.co.uk/