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Nutrition Scientist (with communications and media experience)
British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), London

A vacancy exists for a talented nutritionist to help shape and contribute to the Foundation’s communications programme.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced nutritionist or dietitian to help BNF to raise its media profile and encourage evidence-based, consistent communication on diet and health. This will require a sound scientific understanding, alongside excellent media and communications skills.

The successful applicant will contribute to BNF’s media engagement by developing proactive media activities to promote our resources, events and other outputs, drafting responses to new research and media stories, and giving regular radio and television interviews on behalf of the Foundation, ensuring the scientific accuracy of all messages provided. They will also help to build relationships with key journalists and engage with like-minded organisations to encourage a balanced perspective of the evidence about diet, nutrition and health.

The successful applicant will be a graduate nutrition scientist or dietitian with a strong nutrition background and an established track record of working with the media. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, including experience of giving media interviews.

The post is full-time (although requests for flexible working or job share will be considered) and London-based, and will require travel from time to time, with some early morning/evening or weekend work required as necessary (eg. for interviews). Salary will be dependent on skills and experience and will include a healthcare package and pension contribution.

A letter of application with a full CV and contact (including email) details for two referees should be sent or emailed to Bridget Benelam, Nutrition Communications Manager, British Nutrition Foundation, Imperial House, 6th Floor, 15-19 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UN (email: b.benelam@nutrition.org.uk) by 5th May 2017.

Further details about the job vacancy are available in the job specification attached below. For enquiries, please call 020 7557 7930.




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