Policy Intern

British Ecological Society

London Living Wage

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.britishecologicalsociety.org recruitment@charlesdarwinhouse.co.uk Tumi Ladele

Sectors: ecology, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Applications are now open for the Spring Policy Internship.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Tuesday 29 August. Interviews will be held on Thursday 14th September.

This is a part-time, fixed-term position, working two days a week ( ideally Wednesdays and Thursdays ) for six months. The Policy Intern will be paid the London Living Wage (£9.75 per hour). The role will mainly be based at the BES office in Charles Darwin House, London, with some travel to events.

The BES is a thriving learned society established in 1913 whose vision is a world inspired, informed and influenced by ecology. It publishes six successful journals, an ecological book series and a quarterly newsletter, the Bulletin, which is distributed to its 5,000 members worldwide.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self- motivated individual with excellent communication with the ability to assist in promoting the importance of engaging in policy-making to members of the Society.

The Policy Intern will be an integral part of the Society’s External Affairs team, and will:

  • Lead on a specified project as part of policy team’s work programme including developing a Policy Guide
  • Monitor legislation and policy developments relevant to the science of ecology
  • Summarise policy developments for a general audience through the Society’s Policy Blog and for members through the Society’s Bulletin
  • Assist with the preparation of policy statements, briefing papers and responses to Government consultations
  • Assist with the organisation of policy meetings and events
  • Represent the Society at external meetings where appropriate
  • Assist with general administration as required by the Senior Policy Officer

The Policy Intern will also have the opportunity to attend the 2017 BES Annual Meeting in Ghent, Belgium scheduled for December 2017:

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in ecology, environmental science or a related subject. They will have demonstrable knowledge and genuine interest in public policy. A proven interest in ecology is essential. They also need to have excellent communication and IT skills.


For further information please visit www.britishecologicalsociety.org

Please submit your CV, covering letter and a 100 word answer to the following question (in no more than 100 words): ‘Given the outcome of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, what is a priority policy issue that ecologists should engage with and why’ via email to the HR team.

Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the BES to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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