JOB TITLE: Marketing Officer

REPORTING TO: Communications 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 - £24,000 p/a, depending on experience


The British Science Association (BSA) 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 Marketing Officer to join our centralised communications team and lead on marketing and social media for our education programmes.

This role will take a lead on communications for the 30th anniversary of the CREST Awards programme this academic year (2016/17), including delivering a new marketing strategy to raise awareness of CREST amongst educators. You will also be responsible for creating and delivering digital and social communications to promote other education programmes to educators, parents, and young people – including British Science Week’s schools programme and Demo Day.

Full job description and person specification (pdf)

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, with the subject “Marketing Officer Application”.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 5.00 pm

The interviews for this position will be in the week commencing 16 January 2017.

Terms and conditions

From time to time the job entails working extended hours, for which no overtime payments are made. However, The British Science Association does operate a time off in lieu policy.

The Association offers a number of benefits to employees including a contributory pension for eligible employees after three months’ service. Employees are also entitled to either an interest free season ticket following their probationary period or after three months' service (whichever is the longer) or a bicycle loan following the probationary period. All employees are eligible to have death in service insurance from day one of service.

To take up this post, you must be eligible 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.

It is the policy of the British Science Association to appoint successful candidates on the lower end of the pay scale. This allows for progression for the successful candidate during their time at the BSA.

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 race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offending background or any other potentially discriminating factor.

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. It is the practice of the Association to examine job descriptions from time to time and to update to ensure they relate to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are reasonably required, in discussion with the post-holder.