food for the brain

Championing optimum nutrition for the mind

Current vacancies



Chief Executive Officer


This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who has the knowledge, energy and enthusiasm to lead Food for the Brain, a charity committed to increasing public awareness of the importance of nutrition in optimising the mental health and wellbeing of people of all ages. The person appointed will take the lead in developing and delivering the charitable and educational objectives of Food for the Brain.


These are: 


  • To lead the charity and keep its projects moving forward within an agreed timetable
  • To build upon and manage good relations with trustees, stakeholders and potential donors, and to seek alliances with commercial, health professional, political and charitable partners
  • To draw up, manage and disseminate communications and events programmes, for both fundraising and educational purposes
  • To raise funds and explore possibilities, which support the objectives and budget goals in the plan.


Our not-for-profit clinic, the Brain Bio Centre, has a well established reputation for helping individuals improve their physical and mental health through nutrition, diet and lifestyle changes. 


Responsibilities include: 


  • Leading a committed team of part-time employees, freelance contractors and volunteers
  • Supporting the Scientific Advisory Paneland Board of Trustees, by preparing papers for meetings and presenting quarterly reports on progress and setting detailed annual budgets for sign off by the Board   
  • Reporting annually to the Charity Commission and ensuring all relevant insurances and policies are in place
  • Maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders and donors, and developing affiliations with other related organisations.
  • Overseeing the charity’s key programmes, (Positive Action Against Alzheimer’s - including the Cognitive Function Test,  the Schizophrenia Project, SMART Kids etc.) 
  • Developing and driving fundraising, including for a recently launched ‘Step Forward’ fund helping low-income individuals to access nutritional therapy to support better mental health.
  • Working to develop other not-for-profit income streams from existing digital tools, events and catering accreditation, as well as from new opportunities.
  • Producing and delivering an annual marketing plan that addresses fundraising, communications and education objectives, using both traditional and digital approaches, as well as overseeing the website and social media sites.


Skills and attributes:




  • A passion for health and nutrition, combined with considerable knowledge and passion relating to the key role of nutrition for mental health 
  • A dynamic and motivated individual who enjoys exercising their initiative and is stimulated by working on multiple priorities at the same time
  • The ability to manage and influence a wide range of stakeholders 
  • An excellent communicator, both written and verbal, with strong IT skills 
  • An ability to develop fundraising campaigns and secure funding
  • Experience of leading a small team of people and budget management 



  • A qualification in nutrition science or nutritional therapy
  • A knowledge of digital marketing and sales experience
  • An understanding and experience of charitable fundraising and operations, or social enterprise approaches.




Currently, the post is for the equivalent of 3 days a week with some flexibility in how this is delivered. Depending on the postholder’s success in increasing the charity’s finances, the hours could be increased.  



Salary (pro rata) will depend on previous experience and qualifications, but will be in the region of £38,000 to £40,000.



Application deadline and interview information: 

Applications close on Monday 24th June and should be sent to Meera Malhotra, 

Executive Assistant, info@foodforthebrain.org


Interviews will be held on Monday 1stand/or Tuesday 2ndJuly at the Food for the Brain office at 11a Chartfield Avenue, Putney, London SW15 6DT.






We are currently looking for an I.T volunteer who is able to give us some guidance on re-developing our website. Should you be interested in helping us in this capacity please contact info@foodforthebrain.org.