Scientific Events Co-ordinator

ZSL

London
£27,387 pa (Inclusive of London Weighting)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.zsl.org

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 18th November 2018   5 days left


Scientific Events Co-ordinator (Full-Time / Permanent)

Overview

We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.

Role Profile

ZSL is looking to recruit a Scientific Events Co-ordinator to help organise, develop and promote ZSL’s annual programme of Science and Conservation Events, Symposia, the Stamford Raffles Lecture and awards ceremony. The successful candidate will oversee the administration for ZSL’s annual programme of Science and Conservation Awards.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver an annual programme of Science and Conservation Events, including international symposia, a free public-lecture series, the Stamford Raffles lecture and awards ceremony.
  • Design, publish and distribute all promotional materials for ZSL Science and Conservation Events.
  • Produce ZSL’s WildScience Podcast including coordinating interviews with speakers at events and editing audio files.
  • Design and implement an effective evaluation and monitoring process for events.
  • Oversee administrative process for ZSL’s annual programme of awards, including Call for Nominations, review of candidates, collation of papers for Awards Committee meetings and organising the ceremony.

Person Specification

  • Proven track record of organising high-level, bespoke events in an academic environment.
  • Experience of managing a high-level administrative workload.
  • Good knowledge of research and priorities in conservation science.
  • Knowledge of public-engagement and science-communication platforms.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with a broad spectrum of internal and external stakeholders and science professionals.

Please note that there will be a requirement to work some evenings to manage ZSL Science and Conservation Events.

Please find attached the full job description here.

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button on our website. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18th November 2018

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.


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