JOB TITLE: National Science + Engineering Competition Assistant
REPORTING TO: Events Manager
BASED: British Science Association, Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165, Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5HD
CONTRACT: Full-time, fixed-term to end of March 2016
SALARY: £19,127 to £22,000 per annum (pro rata)

Overall purpose of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the success of this fast-moving and high profile project. The purpose of the job is to support the delivery of the National Science + Engineering Competition.

The Assistant manage communications with competitors in the run up to the Finals of the National Science + Engineering Competition working in close collaboration with key stakeholders. The Assistant will be expected to attend the National Competition Finals and remain on-site for 4 days from the 15th to 18th March 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC Centre. During the event and in the days immediately before it, longer working hours can be expected.

Full job description (pdf)

To apply: Please send your CV and a covering letter (no more than 1 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 5pm on Monday 2 November 2015.

Interviews for this post will be held on Thursday 5 November 2015; you will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether or not you have been selected for interview.

We’d like the chosen candidate(s) to take up their role on 16 November if possible.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Steve Whalley ( or 020 7019 4947)

Due to number of responses we receive we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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.

Only applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered.

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.