Job title:  Online Support Coordinator

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

Contract:  Self-employed contract

Salary: Competitive rate 


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.

An opportunity has arisen for technically literate/ IT competent persons to to join the Academic Faculty to support the online delivery of lectures for the DipION Nutritional Therapy, BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy and GradDip Integrative Functional Nutrition.

The purpose of this role is to support module coordinators and/or visiting lecturers leading live teaching sessions via Zoom and/or other online platforms to ensure that the technological aspects of these sessions run smoothly. 

The online support coordinator will help the module coordinator/ visiting lecturer by admitting students and managing students, answering student questions and queries and troubleshooting any IT issues that occur during the session.

The successful candidates will have advanced knowledge of video conferencing tools, primarily Zoom.  A qualification in nutritional therapy or a similar field would be an advantage to enable the postholder to engage in the subject matter.

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

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.