JOB TITLE: Engagement Officer

REPORTING TO: Engagement Manager

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

TERMS:  Full time 35 hours per week, permanent contract

SALARY:  £20,000 - £25,000 p/a (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 Engagement Officer to help us implement our new vision and strategy. For more information on our vision, click here.

The Engagement Officer will be overseen by the Engagement Manager and will specialise in co-ordinating content for the British Science Festival and administrating the UK Science Festivals Network. This will be the main focus of the job but the officer will have the opportunity to occasionally 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 working with science festivals and/or events, in either a voluntary or paid capacity.

Full job description and person specification (pdf)

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 an email entitled 'application for Engagement Officer' to: [email protected] 

The closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday, 17 January.

Interviews for this post will be held on Monday, 23 January; you will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether or not you have been selected for interview. 

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.