JOB TITLE:  Cultural Partnerships Manager
REPORTING TO:  Head of Cultural Development
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Project Officers as required
BASED:  British Science Association, Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HD.
TERMS:  Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent. Requests for part-time or flexible working will be considered
SALARY: £28,000 - £33,000 per annum


Do you believe science isn’t just for scientists? Do you think that cross-cultural partnerships can help science to become a fundamental part of society?

The British Science Association is looking to recruit a Cultural Partnerships Manager to help us engage professional communities to support our vision. Details of our vision can be found here.

The British Science Association is aiming to facilitate serious and accessible discussions and debates on science’s role in society. You will work with senior leaders in the Association to develop programmes and activities that engage stakeholders and professional communities.
The role will include leading our current programmes such as our work supporting science communicators, our longstanding Media Fellowships scheme and developing links with new professional communities.

You will work with colleagues from across the organisation, as well as our stakeholders and broader community, to develop and advocate distinctive positions on science and cultural policy issues as they arise.

We expect that the successful candidate will use their entrepreneurial approach to develop our current platform of activities and identify new opportunities for the BSA through networking and meeting potential new partners. This role would suit someone that enjoys curating new partnerships and events, and has the ability to identify potential funders or earned income markets to support new projects.
The successful candidate will be driven by delivering high impact activities and developing our communities to include new professional networks. We are ideally looking for a candidate with at least 2-3 years’ experience of working in the media, cultural organisations, policy, science communication or with professional communities, who is looking for a new challenge.

Full job description (pdf)

Terms and conditions

From time to time the job entails working extended hours and occasional weekends, for which no overtime payments are made. However, the Association does operate a time off in lieu policy. The Association offers a number of benefits to employees who complete three months’ service and probationary period, including a contributory pension scheme and an interest free season ticket or bicycle loan scheme. All employees are eligible to have death in service insurance from day one of service.

The British Science Association is an equal opportunities employer and an organisation committed to diversity. The British Science Association is committed to the fair and equal treatment of potential and existing employees irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital status or any other unlawful discrimination factor including ex-offending background.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to bring along proof of nationality and/or proof of ability to work in the UK. You will also be asked to declare any previous convictions in line with your rights under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. It is the practice of the Association to examine job descriptions from time to time and to update them to ensure they relate to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are reasonably required, in discussion with the postholder.

To apply

Please send your CV (maximum two pages) and a covering letter (one page) that summarises your interest in this post. Please provide evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the Person Specification and send it to:

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 7 October 2016

Interviews for this post will be held on the Wednesday 12 October 2016; you will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether or not you have been selected for interview.

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Jon Fitzmaurice, Head of Cultural Development: