JOB TITLE: Membership Officer 

REPORTING TO: Communications Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No staff

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: £22k-£25k per annum

Introduction

This is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious and changing organisation that aims to make science a fundamental part of our culture and society. 

The British Science Association is looking to recruit a Membership Officer to help us implement our new vision and strategy. Details of our new vision are on our website:  http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/vision

Excellent communication with the BSA’s members is critical to making this vision come to life. We need someone to help us manage and rationalise our stakeholder and community data accurately, effectively, lawfully, and securely. The Membership Officer will enable and assist colleagues across the Association to make more informed and strategic choices about how we support and involve our audiences across our programmes.

You’ll work closely with our Communications Manager and Director of Development & Communications as well as other colleagues in the Development & Communications team to achieve these aims.

Full job description (pdf)

Terms and conditions

From time to time the job entails working extended hours, for which no overtime payments are made. However, The British Science Association does operate a time off in lieu policy. Applicants should note that hours may be particularly demanding, including weekends, during the British Science Festival in September of each year.

The Association offers a number of benefits to employees including a contributory pension for eligible employees after three months’ service. Employees are also entitled to either an interest free season ticket following their probationary period or after three months' service (whichever is the longer) or a bicycle loan following the probationary period.  All employees are eligible to have death in service insurance from day one of service.

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)? The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account.

It is the policy of the British Science Association to appoint successful candidates on the lower end of the pay scale. This allows for progression for the successful candidate during their time at the BSA.

Due to number of responses we receive we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The British Science Association is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity.  The British Science Association is committed to the fair and equal treatment of potential and existing employees irrespective of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offending background or any other potentially discriminating factor. Only applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered.

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 to ensure they relate to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are reasonably required, in discussion with the post-holder.

To apply:  Please send your CV (no more than two A4 pages) and a covering letter (no more than one A4 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:

recruitment@britishscienceassociation.org 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 27th April 2016

Interviews for this post will be held the w/c 9th May 2016; you will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether or not you have been selected for interview.