Lay Trustee

We are seeking lay Trustees with experience and knowledge to bring to our decision making.  We particularly value the independent viewpoint and scrutiny that our lay members bring to the organisation.  

Trustees are honorary roles which, in accordance with Charity Commission rules, do not attract payment. We hold four Trustee meetings per annum, currently held remotely by Zoom video conferencing, but trustees should expect that in future some of these will be held in person in London (reasonable travel expenses reimbursed).

Lay Trustees may also be asked to join one of our standing committees, depending upon the particular expertise that they bring to the role. 

Skills and competencies 

  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.  
  6. A high level of probity, integrity, objectivity and fairness, the ability to maintain confidentiality, and commitment to equality and diversity 
  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 could contribute one or more of the following: 

  1. Experience of contributing to the leadership of a complex organisation in the public, private or voluntary sector. 
  2. Expertise in finance and accounting. 
  3. Experience of regulatory systems or the quality assurance of education and training. 
  4. Expertise in equality and inclusion. 


A lay member must not be, or 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 submit a CV and supporting letter, stating how you meet the skills and competences identified above.


Closing date: 5pm September 2020

Interviews will be held the week commencing 28th September 2020.

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