Opportunities at the British Ecological Society

British Ecological Society - Kingfisher


Paid Positions
No current vacancies


Chair – Invasion Science Special Interest Group

The BES Invasion Science SIG is looking for an enthusiastic, early-career invasion scientist to take on the role of secretary, to move the SIG forward and build on its recent successes.

If you are interested in taking up this role, please contact the Invasion Science SIG at with a short explanation of your interest, and a CV.

Communications Officer – Tropical Ecology Group

We are looking to recruit a new committee member. The new role will focus on supporting and developing our media output named InFocus, where we publish monthly interviews with researchers working within the field of tropical ecology. The successful applicant will have a strong interest in science communication. They will contact potential researchers, gather interviews and pass on to the InFocus editor to be reviewed and published online.

Application deadline: 10 December 2020

Early Career Representative – Climate Change Group

The Climate Change Group are seeking someone to help develop events of interest to their members. Alongside the rest of the committee, you will come up with ideas for SIG events (these could be workshops, conferences, field-trips etc, as well as short workshops and social events for the BES annual meeting). You will also help develop events suggested by others. On occasion, you might take on responsibility for leading a small team to organise an event, including seeking sponsorship and/or identifying potential outputs. You may also be contacted to provide expert comment for climate change news stories.

Application deadline: 17:00 (GMT) 23 December 2020

Equality and Diversity Working Group

Two vacancies have arisen on the working group,  one of which should be a PhD student. The working group represents the diversity of our membership and ensures that inclusivity lies at the heart of all that we do. If you are interested in this role, the link above provides more detail.

Please submit a brief CV and expression of interest no later than the 1st November 2020.