2017 Parliamentary Shadowing scheme open for applications

Apply now for an opportunity to two days in Scottish Parliament

Holyrood, Scotland's Parliament Building dun_deagh flickr.com


Applications are open again for our second placement of 2017, with Roseanna Cunningham MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.), as we were not able to fill the placement in such a short time-frame.

The placement will now take place between 29 and 30 November, and applications must be received by 9:00 on Wednesday 22 November.

To apply

Please send a CV of a maximum of two pages, and a covering letter detailing why you wish to take part in the shadowing scheme and how you hope it will further your career, as well as how you intend to share the learning from your experience with the wider ecological community.

Applications should be sent to Camilla Morrison-Bell, Senior Policy Officer at camilla@britishecologicalsociety.org by 9:00 on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Given the short time-frame we will endeavor to let the successful applicant know on Thursday 23 November.

Selection criteria

Eligibility is limited to ecologists who are:

  • Current BES members
  • Post-PhD

Selection will be based on:

  • Experience or willingness to actively communicate ecological research to policymakers
  • Strong scientific record for career status
  • Intent to share what is learned during the Fellowship with students and colleagues