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Nutrition and Diet Resources UK – Trustee opportunity

Become a Trustee and Non-Executive Director of NDR-UK to give strategic direction, governance and project support to help shape and grow our diet and nutrition charity to provide high quality patient information.

NDR-UK is now a well-established Scottish charitable enterprise, with an excellent reputation for printed, evidence-based patient information. Our resources are written by expert dietitians to support a health professional customer base (of over 700 accounts) to deliver effective behavioural change in order to improve self-management of health conditions through dietary choices.

One of the key challenges for the future is how NDR-UK meets the evolving situations of (1) reduced public health sector finance and (2) the growing need to educate patients to self-manage health conditions though making informed diet and nutrition choices. A key business objective is the development of digital forms of information to increase accessibility and meet the demands of health care professionals and their patients, as clinical practices change. We are already well on our way to making this a reality but Board level expertise or interest in digital communications in a health or social care setting would be especially welcome.

A new non-dietetic board member will bring experience of third sector business/small social enterprise, preferably (but not essentially) in a health or care related background. He or she be enthusiastic about the importance of raising awareness of appropriate diet and nutrition, will have financial, fundraising, marketing and/or governance experience and expertise, and will be able to advise and support the staff team to make appropriate contacts and deliver key projects. As described above, one of our key objectives is to increase access to information using digital media, so expertise in this area would also be valued.

Our Trustees/Directors provide support to an employed staff team, setting and overseeing the delivery of our strategic and annual business plans. The Board currently consists of four Registered Dietitians and two non-dietitians and we are seeking to recruit another non-dietitian to our Board. The Board meets quarterly, through 2 face-to-face meetings a year (held in Glasgow and Birmingham), plus 2 meetings by teleconference. Trustee positions are non-remunerated but travel costs are covered.

For further information, please contact Linda McPhillie, Chief Executive, on 0141 202 0690, or by email; linda.mcphillie@ndr-uk.org.

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