BES Vice President

We are seeking a leader within the ecological community to become one of the two Vice Presidents of the British Ecological Society.

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About the role

The Vice President acts as a deputy for the President when needed and chairs the Grants Committee of the BES. It is a voluntary position.

The remit of the Grants Committee is the development and oversight of our grant funding strategy, overseeing the awarding of circa £400k grants annually and monitoring of their impact. It is an exciting time to take on this Vice Presidency, this year we launched a new portfolio of grants and made a commitment to

  • Support areas of ecology where it is currently difficult to gain funding.
  • Promote collaboration between disciplines, sectors and career stages.
  • Broaden our support for ecologists in low- and lower-middle-income countries.

As well as providing inclusive leadership to the Grants Committee, the Vice President may undertake assignments for the President, such as the chairing of a task and finish group.

The Vice President also supports and, where appropriate, challenges the Executive Team. They ensure that their Committee operates effectively and works closely with the relevant parts of the Executive Team to achieve agreed objectives. They act as an ambassador and a public face of the BES.

Further information

Role Pack A summary of the call for BES Vice President, about the role, who we’re seeking, the expected time commitment for this role and the recruitment process.

BES Vice President role description  the responsibilities and person specification of the BES Vice President

BES Trustee Role Description the responsibilities and person specification for BES Trustees

BES Chair of Committee Role Description the responsibilities and person specification for a BES Committee Chair

How to Apply

Closing date: Please apply by 10:00am BST 17th June 2024

We will confirm invitations to interview by 21st June 2024

Interviews will take place the afternoon of 8th July 2024


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