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Members for the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)
Public Health England invites applications for membership of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).
SACN is a UK wide advisory committee set up to provide advice to Public Health England as well as other government agencies and departments. Its remit includes matters concerning nutrient content of individual foods, advice on diet and the nutritional status of people.
Applications are sought in particular from registered nutritionists or public health nutritionists, clinicians and researchers with specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
- suitable area of paediatrics/child health or obstetrics/maternal health who also has the expertise to chair SACN’s subgroup on maternal and child nutrition (SMCN)
- nutrition in older age, including in relation to neurocognitive function
Candidates should have a good understanding of public health nutrition with a track record of significant achievement and personal effectiveness in one or more of the above specialist areas and the ability to contribute robust technical views.
Members will receive a fee of £160 per meeting (£200 to chair the subgroup) for a time commitment of up to 10 days per year.
If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Viona Pereira-Marron on 0113 254 5845 quoting the reference EC16-102.
Further information on the work of SACN may be obtained by consulting the Committee’s website.
There are further details about the role and how to apply in the SACN information pack. Submit your covering letter and CV and monitoring forms quoting the reference EC16-102 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Health and Public Health England value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all.
The closing date for applications is midday on 28 October 2016
These forms apply to all vacancies.