Job title: Associate Lecturer, research supervisor

Location: Homebased with occasional attendance

Contract term: Part-time, self-employed

Salary: £20 per hour


Exciting opportunity to join the UK’s leading nutritional therapy institute. 

A period of accelerated growth and the launch of new years of of the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy has created an excellent new opportunity for a research supervisor with expertise functional nutrition/nutritional therapy. 

If you are passionate about education and nutrition and want to develop a generation of already qualified healthcare practitioners seeking to add nutrition to their practice, join the dedicated academic team at ION.

Our fun, caring, dedicated, 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. We create a unique fusion of education, research, and professional practice to inspire our students.  Join us now and be part of building our learning community.

The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy and its associated degree top-up is currently offered part-time over 4.5 years, with online with synchronous weekly sessions, and with a single September and February intakes.

You will be working with groups of high calibre, experienced professionals within medicine and allied healthcare and CAM.  You will maintain frequent engagement and facilitate stimulating learning conversations to evolve their subject matter knowledge.

You will come with:

  • A qualification in applied nutrition, nutritional therapy, functional medicine, to least at level 6 or the equivalent experience
  • Teaching or training experience in higher education
  • Organisational skills
  • Professional body membership/registration (a mandatory requirement for clinical modules only)
  • And be self-directed and able to contribute to the team

We offer:

  • Supportive environment
  • Flexible approach to home working
  • Funded teacher training opportunities
  • Learning and development opportunities with ION and its validating university
  • Free access to CPD
  • Employee assistance programme for you and your family
  • Family and friends discounts to clinic services
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • A fun working environment with socials throughout the year

Job description

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How to apply

Applications are being taken only via ION’s recruitment portal BambooHR. Click here to open a new window and apply.

Recruitment timeline

  • Applications remain open until the role is filled
  • Role commences September 2022

The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is one of the UK’s longest established, independent higher education institutions offering degree and post-graduate courses in functional nutrition and nutritional therapy.

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), male, and LGBT+ candidates, as they are currently under-represented on our Board. Appointments are made on merit.