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Press Assistant

REPORTING TO: Communications Manager


BASED: Wellcome Wolfson Building, Queens Gate, London, SW7 5HD

TERMS: Full time 35 hours per week. Fixed term contract from 8 July to end of September 2013                  

SALARY: £19,165 per annum pro-rata

Overall Purpose of the job

Each year, the British Science Association holds the British Science Festival, one of the UK’s largest science festivals. It attracts over 350 of theUK’s top scientists and engineers to discuss the latest developments in science with the public. This year, the Festival will take place from 7-12 September 2013 in Newcastle. For further information, visit: www.britishsciencefestival.org  Each year the Festival generates a great deal of press interest and the British Science Association runs a strong press operation to facilitate this. In the run up to the Festival the Association provides support and guidance for researchers presenting at the Festival and we also assist the journalists in early engagement with the research by providing press papers. On site during the Festival week, the British Science Association holds a number of press conferences and operates a Press Centre. We are looking for a Press Assistant to assist in the run-up to, during and immediately after the Festival.

For a full job description please click on Press Asistant job description (PDF 48KB)

To apply:

Please send us your CV and a covering letter that summarises your interest in this post, and  details your ability to match the criteria outlined in the Person Specification. Applications should be made via email to recruitment@britishscienceassociation.org, with the subject “Festival Press Assistant Job Application”.

The closing date for applications is 3 June 2012 at 5:00 pm

The interviews for this position will be on 10 June 2013

The British Science Association is an equal opportunities employer and a charity 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.