JOB TITLE:                   Community Engagement Officer 

REPORTING TO:          Engagement Manager


BASED:                        British Science Association, 165 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HD

TERMS:                        Maternity cover, full-time (35 hours per week), up to March 2018.

                                      Requests for part-time or flexible working will be considered

SALARY:                     £20-£24k (pro rata)

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

The British Science Association is looking to recruit a talented Community Engagement Officer to help us implement our new vision and strategy. Details of our vision are on our website:

The Community Engagement Officer will be overseen by the Engagement Manager and will specialise in growing, diversifying and supporting our audiences and volunteer pool. This focus will form approximately three-quarters of the role. For the remaining quarter of the time the officer will have the opportunity to work across other programmes on ‘away projects’ and will report to the manager(s) of those projects.

This role would suit someone with an interest in public engagement with science and at least six-months’ experience in supporting community engagement, in either a voluntary or paid capacity.

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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:  

The closing date for applications is 10am on Wednesday, 31 May 2017.

Interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday, 13 June 2017; we will endeavour to inform you as soon as possible after the application deadline whether or not you have been selected for interview.