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Science in Society Assistant

REPORTING TO: Science in Society Manager


BASED: British Science Association, Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HD     

TERMS: 35 hours per week. Fixed term contract from 17th March to 13th June 2014. (Flexible or part-time working will be considered). There may be the opportunity to extend the term to end of September by working as an Event Assistant for the British Science Festival which takes place in Birmingham on 1-12th September 2014.

SALARY: £17 000 per annum (pro rata)       

Overall Purpose of the job

This position will support the Science in Society (SiS) team who aim is to bring together those involved in science communication by sharing best practice, embracing experimental modes of public engagement and improving the quality of engagement activities. The Assistant will help in the promotion and delivery of SiS activities in particular the Science Communication Conference in May, Media Fellowships and Sciencewise. The Assistant will be an integral part of the team and will help deliver a range of projects and activities as well as be involved in the marketing, evaluation and administration of SiS activities.

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To apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter (no more than 1 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 Thursday 6th March 2014.

Interviews will be held in London on Thursday 13th March 2014.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Mónica Lobo or Alice Taylor-Gee (monica.lobo@britishscienceassociation.org or alice.taylor-gee@britishscienceassociation.org).

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 age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital status or any other unlawful discrimination factor.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to bring along proof of nationality and/or proof of ability to work in the UK. Only applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered.