Job title:  Assessment Marker

Location:  Home-based (with some travel to Richmond)

Contract:  Self-employed

Salary:  Competitive remuneration


The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is one of the UK’s longest established, and most respected higher education institution and thought leader in nutritional therapy and lifestyle sciences.  This is an exciting time at the Institute as we look to grow and develop new programmes and awards and you’ll have the opportunity to join a fun, hard-working, experienced and nurturing team, and get involved with activities and developmental projects across the organisation.

At ION we aim to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding learning experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich our communities. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community.

A great opportunity has arisen for experienced nutritional therapists to join the Academic Faculty as Assessment Markers on professional practice qualifications including DipION Nutritional Therapy, BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy and GradDip Integrative Functional Nutrition.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of three years practicing as a nutritional therapist and will ideally have experience of teaching to at least diploma level and hold relevant professional body membership.  You will be flexible, able to manage a varied workload, have a strong attention to detail and above all have a commitment to excellence.

These roles provide the flexibility of a self-employed contract and are based from home, with travel to ION’s HQ in Richmond London, as necessary.

Recruitment timeline

Applications close 14 August 2020
Candidates shortlisted w/c 17 August 2020
Interviews w/c 24 August 2020

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV with covering letter to [email protected]


The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is an independent educational charity, registered company number 2724405, registered charity number 1013084.  We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment.  All staff are expected to understand and promote equality and diversity in the course of their work. 

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented across our workforce.  Appointments will be made on merit.