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Staff vacancies at the BDA

The BDA is an award winning employer based in central Birmingham. We have recently moved to innovative new premises and our work environment is second to none. We have a wide range of supportive and attractive benefits which include a money purchase pension scheme, health reimbursement benefits, part time/flexible working and other family friendly policies.

  • There are currently no staff vacancies

Member Roles at the BDA

Chair Designate

The BDA Board of Directors is looking to appoint a Chair Designate from July 2021 to July 2022 who will then become Chair from July 2022 to the AGM in 2024.

This crucial leadership position is of key significance to one of the leading Dietetic associations in the world and an opportunity to shape the future of the profession and dietetics for coming years. The Chair Designate role provides the opportunity to learn about the substantive Chair role, spend a year learning more about the Board and the BDA as well as taking on responsibilities from the Chair.

All applicants will be assessed against the core skills and competencies which can be found in the role descriptor here.

Additionally, the Board welcomes applications from people who

  • Have experience of leading or supervising the work of volunteers, particularly dietitians.
  • Have a strategic understanding of the needs of the profession
  • Have a strategic understanding of the challenges healthcare professions face and the political environment they operate in
  • Have experience of leadership roles in the BDA
  • Come from an under represented part of the community, such as having a BAME background, a disability, etc.

The Chair Designate serves a 1 year appointment followed by an automatic 2 year appointment as Chair. The Chair can be appointed for a further 2 year appointment. All actual expenses incurred will be reimbursed and an annual fee, currently £4200, will be paid. The fee rises to £14,380 on appointment to the Chair role in 2022. This will cover the time taken, such as in reading papers and attending meetings, along with any ad hoc working groups.

The BDA Council welcomes applications from suitably experienced members. To have an informal discussion about the role please contact the BDA Chair ( or the Chief Executive, Andy Burman, on 0121 200 8080 or

To apply please submit a CV and letter (no more than 2 sides of A4 each) addressing how you meet the role criteria and what you will add to the role of Chair Designate, by email to:

Andy Burman
Chief Executive
The British Dietetic Association

Closing Date for applications is 4 June 2021

Interviews are due to be held the weeks of 14 or 21 June 2021 (TBC)

Scotland Board Chair

As part of our new leadership structure we seek a Chair for our BDA Scotland Board. The Scotland Board steers member engagement strategy and policy leadership in Scotland.

The Chair will lead this work, represent the profession and oversee the work of members on the Board. They will be familiar with dietetics, health and social care policy in the country and have experience of chairing committees or leading groups of people.

The appointments will be for 3 years in the first instance and training/support will be provided. An annual fee of £4,200 will be paid to the successful candidate.

Applications should be by CV and letter, setting out what you will bring to the role and why you are applying.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the BDA’s Selection Committee which will make recommendations for appointment to the Board of Directors.

A role descriptor can be found here.

Applications should be received by Friday 4 June 2021.

Interviews will take place in Scotland or remotely (where appropriate) during the weeks of 14 or 21 June 2021.

Successful candidates will take up their positions from July 2021.

For further information about the Scotland Board please visit the BDA Scotland Board page here

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the current Scotland Board Chair (Janie Gordon) at or the BDA Chief Executive (Andy Burman) at 

To apply, please email your CV and letter of application to