Representative for the Education and Careers Committee

Vacancy for a representative to contribute to the delivery of the Society's education and careers work

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Representative for the Education and Careers Committee

The British Ecological Society is currently seeking a representative for the Education and Careers Committee (ECC). The remit of the ECC is to develop and oversee the delivery of the Society’s education, public engagement and career development.

Projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration with others to develop and implement careers advice, events and projects for schools to post-doctoral levels
  • A broad mentoring programme open to all members, with specific projects for women in ecology and others as required
  • Support for teacher training and providing opportunities of those involved in teaching and learning to work together, network and share pedagogical research

To achieve an appropriate balance of skills and experience on the Committee, we would particularly welcome applications from Ordinary members with experience of working in Scotland or Ireland.

The ECC meet three times per annum, remote attendance is possible. The successful applicant will initially be appointed for a term of 3 years. The role does not have any remuneration, but out of pocket expenses such as travel fares are reimbursed.


Please provide a CV and brief supporting statement (no more than one side of A4)

Closing date:                     Friday 15th September 2017

A final decision will be made by 29th September and candidates informed shortly after. We would expect the representative to be able to attend the next ECC meeting on 24th October 2017. For further information, contact Amy Padfield (Education Officer)