Job title: Short Courses Coordinator

Location: Richmond, London and from home

Salary: £24,000 per annum pro rata

Part-time (15 hours per week)

Fixed term contract, initially for 6 months with potential to extend


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.  

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. 

Alongside teaching higher awards, ION runs popular and varied one to three day nutrition-related courses for members of the public and advanced training for nutrition professionals, athletes and other health professionals. Our current courses can be seen here.

An opportunity now exists for a Short Courses Coordinator to join the team initially on a six month fixed term contract.  The post-holder will coordinate an effective and efficient administration and support function thereby supporting the Head of Short Courses in delivering the CPD and short courses programme. The post-holder will work closely with the Head of Short Courses and across all departments to coordinate all support functions to support the programme.

You will proactively work in an evolving environment as we adapt to deliver interactive courses online in response to the global pandemic. You will use your own initiative to work through enquiries and identify and resolve problems. 

We would like to hear from you if you can demonstrate: 

  • Excellent organisation and administration skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisation and administration skills.
  • Experience designing and maintaining processes and procedures.
  • Experience of liaising between departments and client groups.
  • Experience of working successfully to deadlines and with conflicting priorities.
  • An ability to develop positive working relationships with a wide range of people and work effectively as a team.

You will need to have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and database.  

In return we offer a welcoming and supportive working environment with generous holiday entitlement, pension, flexible working and opportunities to grow and develop within the role.

Join us at the home of nutritional therapy education. 

We offer flexible working, but some office attendance is required.

For job description and more role details please click here

How to apply

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

Closing date for applications is 8th July 2020. Interviews will take place via video week commencing 21st July.


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.