Job title:  Course Leader, GradDip Integrative Functional Nutrition

Location:  London

Contract:  Permanent, part time (0.6 FTE)

Salary:  £35,000 per annum pro rata


Teach functional nutrition to allied healthcare practitioners at ION

The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is one of the UK’s longest established and respected higher education institutions in nutritional therapy. This is an exciting time at the Institute as we grow and launch new courses and awards. 

At ION, we aim to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding learning experience. We do this 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 learning community.

We are now looking to recruit a course leader to join our dynamic and growing academic team. Your role will be to manage a team of Module Coordinators and to deliver on course modules ensuring advanced professional students have every opportunity to achieve their best throughout their studies.

The Integrative Functional Nutrition level 6 graduate diploma, the first of its kind, is designed exclusively for practising, experienced allied healthcare and medical graduates, and for those with extensive practice experience who want to specialise in integrating personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice in their current practice. Based on the philosophy and principles of functional medicine, the course is practice-focused with learning centred on case histories and reflection on student-led fieldwork.

Educated to at least a Master’s degree in the field, you will have either an applied nutrition, nutritional therapy or functional medicine or similar background, with accredited qualifications or extensive experience. You will be able to demonstrate your first-class teaching, course management, communication, presentation and organisation skills as used with students, colleagues and external stakeholders. You derive enjoyment from leading and working as part of a team and supporting your staff through supervision. 

As a professional you will be required to maintain your professional body membership and/or registrations.

If you have a passion to share your love of teaching and nutrition, join us

We offer flexible working, but some office attendance and weekend teaching in central Richmond and London is required.

Recruitment timeline

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

How to apply

For job description and more role details please click here.

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.