Opportunities at the British Ecological Society

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Staff Vacancies

Education Officer (maternity cover)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual as Education Officer on a maternity cover contract. You will assist the BES to develop and deliver the education and careers work of the Society, including our popular residential summer school and production of teaching and careers resources.

Volunteer Vacancies

Get involved – Join one of the BES Committees

Would you like to get involved in the running of the British Ecological Society? You can help make sure we publish the best ecological science, serve our members well and run the best conferences.

Blog Editor – Functional Ecology

Functional Ecology is looking for an Blog Editor for our blog Functional Ecologists, a blog for the people behind the research.

Express your interest – new project to facilitate sharing of ecological information

We are looking for people to get involved by providing feedback and advice on a new project to facilitate information sharing in the ecological community. Our vision is to create an interactive online platform that allows applied ecologists – researchers and practitioners – to browse and search a wide variety of applied ecological content including grey literature reports, journal article summaries, and open access articles.

Representatives for the Early Careers Working Group

We are currently seeking applications for representatives of the Early Careers Working Group from in and outside of academia. The remit of the working group is to provide direct insight into the contemporary needs of early careers ecologists.

Policy Opportunities

UK Parliamentary Shadowing Scheme

Our Parliamentary Shadowing scheme offers early and mid-career ecologists the chance to gain an inside view of the policy world.

BES-DEFRA Policy Fellowship

We are looking for a mid-career ecologist (at least five years post-PhD) to spend up to six months on a placement embedded within Defra’s Environment Analysis Unit.