Each Specialist Group and Branch is run by a committee of motivated and passionate volunteer members. They give their time and expertise, to ensure that the profession develops and advances through education, networking and resource development. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, click the dropdowns to find out how you can get involved today.
With busy lives, it can be tempting not to make the time to give something back but you, and your employer, can gain significant benefits from volunteering with the BDA. The right opportunity can help you find new contacts and friends, learn new skills and even advance your career.
There are a number of benefits to getting involved with your Specialist Group or Branch committee including:
Develop valuable job skills – volunteering is a great way to discover something that you are really good at and also develop new skills. Many roles offer the opportunity to gain career enhancing skills, such as leadership, project management, marketing, and negotiating and finance management. We also offer formal training for some roles.
Make new contacts and friends – volunteering gives you the opportunity to broaden your networks and can expose you to new friends who have common interests. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new people who may become future colleagues or mentors. Many committee members also find it fun!
Develop the profession – working as part of a committee team, you are leading and ensuring the provision of CPD, providing vital opportunities for dietitians to network and offering them the opportunity to hear updates and best practice in a wide variety of different areas. This is contributing to the development and advancement of the profession and ultimately driving demand for dietetics.
East Midlands Branch
The following positions are available for nomination
There are currently four members filling all of the Branch roles. The members are all experienced committee members and are offering members the opportunity to shadow their roles before taking the lead. If you are interested in getting involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or submit a nomination form for the role that you are interested in.
Glasgow and West Scotland Branch
The Glasgow and West of Sctland Branch are seeking passionate and enthuisatic volunteers to join the committee. The following positions are available -
South West Branch
The South West Branch has various committee roles available, please contact Carlena to learn more.
Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Specialist Group
The committee have a number of roles available, please click the links below for more information
Freelance Specialist Group
The Freelance Specialist Group is looking for enthusiastic and proactive members to join its committee in the following roles
- Vice Chair
- Events Officer
- Sponsorship Officer
- Social Media Officer
- Web Editor
- Resources Officer
- Ordinary Member
Renal Nutrition Specialist Group
The Renal Group are looking for enthusiastic committee members in the following roles