REPORTING TO:          Brand and Marketing Manager


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

TERMS:                         Full time 35 hours per week. Fixed term contract until end of September 2017. Requests for part-time or flexible working will be considered.

SALARY:                      £20,000 per annum pro-rata

Overall purpose of the job

The British Science Association is a charity that aims to make science a fundamental part of culture and society. We want to support, grow and diversify the community of people interested in and engaged in science; and to strengthen their influence over science’s role in their lives. The BSA organises major initiatives across the UK, including British Science Week; the annual British Science Festival; regional and local events through our network of volunteer led Branches; the CREST Awards, and other programmes for young people in schools and colleges. We also run specific activities and training for professional science communicators.

We are seeking a Festival Communications Officer to join our centralised communications team at the BSA’s head office during the busy period before and during the British Science Festival. The British Science Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year, with hundreds of events, talks and performances being held in just five days. This year, the Festival will take place from 5-9 September 2017 in Brighton. For further information, visit:

Full job description (pdf)

To apply:

Please send your CV (no more than two A4 sides) and a covering letter (no more than two A4 sides) that summarises your interest in this post. Please provide evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the Person Specification.

Please title your email ‘Application for Festival Communications Officer role at the BSA’ and send it to [email protected] 

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 3 July.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 10 July 2017.