Lay Member – Registration Committee

Do you have a passion for protecting the public from misinformation and poor practice? 

Would you like to use your knowledge and experience to help protect the public and support high standards of professional practice?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for exceptional individuals with the passion and drive to work alongside fellow volunteers and provide strategic oversight, governance and leadership to drive the professional regulation for nutritionists in the UK and beyond.

We are looking for two lay members to join our Registration Committee and work with our highly committed staff team to support us in achieving our vision of everyone being empowered to improve health and wellbeing through nutrition grounded in science.


About the role

Lay members bring an independent viewpoint and scrutiny, which we believe is vital for good governance.

We are seeking to recruit lay committee members who can bring their experience and knowledge to our decision making processes and support the shaping of our registration activities.


Duration of Term

  • Committee members may serve for a term of up to 3-years and are eligible for re-appointment up to an additional two terms.


  • This is a voluntary role. All committee members give of their time freely and no committee member is remunerated. Reasonable expenses for travel are reimbursable in accordance with our expenses policy if in-person meetings are required.

Time Commitment

  • Attendance at 3 meetings per annum (typically 2-3hrs via Zoom)
  • Reading and preparation for meetings
  • Responding to occasional between meeting emails
  • Total time commitment equates to approximately six days per annum

Skills and competencies of our Committee Members

  1. A commitment to protecting, promoting and maintaining the health, safety and wellbeing of the public.
  2. The ability to analyse complex information to inform decisions.
  3. The ability to contribute a strategic view and make balanced decisions in an open, collaborative and constructive manner.
  4. The ability to challenge and question constructively, with a sense of collective responsibility.
  5. An understanding of the contribution and impact made by the regulation of professionals to the public, employers and the profession.
  6. A high level of probity, integrity, objectivity and fairness, the ability to maintain confidentiality, and commitment to equality, diversity, equity and inclusion.
  7. An understanding and commitment to good governance and to the Nolan Principles of public life.

In addition to the above, at this time we are particularly interested in receiving applications from people who have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Fitness to Practice adjudication and managing complaints
  • Voluntary, professional or statutory regulation in the UK or overseas
  • Public or employer engagement in the public, charitable or non-for-profit sector


  • A lay member must not be, nor be eligible to be, a registrant on the United Kingdom Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), or on the registers of related professions.


To Apply

Please register your interest for this role by 30th September 2023, by completing the application form here

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