REPORTING TO:                      Brand and Marketing Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR:                 No staff

BASED:                                    165 Queens Gate, London, SW7 5HD

TERMS:                                     Full time (35 hours per week) fixed term contract until 31 December 2017. Requests for part-time or flexible working will be considered.                       

SALARY:                                  £22,000 - £25,000 p/a pro-rata, depending on experience

Overall Purpose of the job

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 CREST Awards – the flagship education programme of the BSA. This will include delivering a new marketing strategy to raise awareness of CREST amongst educators and helping to achieve the ambitious target to double the number of Awards over the next two years. 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, Great British Science Club and the Youth Grand Challenges.

Full job description and person specification (pdf)

To apply

Please send us your CV (no more than two A4 sides) and a covering note (no more than one A4 side) 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 [email protected] with the subject “Marketing Officer”.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 27 June at 5.00pm

The interviews for this position will be held the w/c 3 July 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.