Engagement Officer

British Ecological Society

£28,926 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.britishecologicalsociety.org recruitment@charlesdarwinhouse.co.uk 02076852400 Tumi Ladele

Sectors: ecology, environmental education

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th January 2018  

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 6,000 members worldwide.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills to assist the BES in promoting the importance and relevance of ecological science to a broad range of public groups.

We are looking for an Engagement Officer to be based in London to help us:

  • Support project working groups in developing annual objectives and business plans and in managing the delivery of the annual business plan.
  • Ensure effective budget planning and financial recording at project level.
  • Ensure effective cross committee collaboration and internal communications where appropriate.
  • Develop and deliver activities and events for a variety of audiences, supported by staff and member expertise.
  • Develop and deliver training and advice.
  • Event management including but not restricted to administrative planning and attendance, ensuring regional coverage and BES representation where appropriate.
  • Build and maintain strategic working relationships with collaborative partners.
  • Evaluate activities and events.
  • Develop and maintain webpages and websites
  • Seek out opportunities to communicate BES activities through articles in the BES Bulletin, blogs, social media and through other media channels.

A full job description and person specification is available on our vacancy pages on the BES website.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Amy Padfield , the line manager for this role.


Please submit your CV, and covering letter via email to HR Team  

Applications must be received no later Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 08:00

Interviews will be held at the Society’s offices in central London on 14th February 2018

The interviews will take place in the London office so potential candidates can meet the BES staff, learn more about the work of the BES and ensure they are the right candidate for the role

Benefits of the Society include:-


The British Ecological Society offers a contributory personal pension scheme. The BES will match up to 7.5 % of an employee’s monthly salary in contributions to the pension scheme. 

Annual Leave

25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year.

Childcare Vouchers

Employees can take part in the childcare salary sacrifice scheme saving tax and National Insurance contributions in line with HMRC limits on their eligible childcare costs.

The Society also offers interest free season ticket loans for London travel and participates in the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme.

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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