Opportunities at the British Ecological Society

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Paid Positions

Director of Publishing
We are seeking an outstanding candidate who has the vision and talent to develop and manage the BES’ portfolio of publications and lead the publishing team. Application deadline: Monday 27 July 2020 10:00 BST

Office and Finance Assistant 
We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to provide office and finance administrative support to the Society and to the CEO. Application deadline: Sunday 12 July 2020 17:00 BST


BES Finance Committee, two vacancies
The BES Finance Committee has two vacancies, one for somebody with fundraising experience.  The Finance Committee makes sure that the financial resources and property portfolio of the BES are effectively and efficiently managed both in the short and longer term. The Committee is responsible for overseeing the development of the Society’s reserves strategy and risk strategy, investment portfolio management, annual budgets and long term financial scenarios.  This is a fantastic opportunity to help us do more with greater impact and fills a significant gap in our skills base at the governance level. Application deadline: 1 September 2020.

Blog Associate Editor – The Applied Ecologist
We are looking for an active ecologist with a passion for stimulating dialogue and communication across everyone involved in ecological research and practice to join the official blog of Journal of Applied EcologyApplied Ecology Resources and Ecological Solutions and Evidence Application deadline: Monday 27 July

Blog Associate Editor – Journal of Animal Ecology
The Animal Ecology in Focus blog is a key communication platform for the Journal of Animal Ecology, a high-profile, peer-reviewed academic journal from the British Ecological Society. We are looking for a Blog Associate Editor to lead the journal’s successful blog. Application deadline: Wednesday 8 July

Associate Editors – all BES journals
We are looking for active ecological researchers to join the Editorial Boards of Ecological Solutions and Evidence, Functional Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Methods in Ecology and Evolution and People and NatureApplication deadline: Friday 31 July 2020 EXTENDED to Friday 7 August 2020

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.

The main aim of the SIG is to provide space for communication and collaboration between researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in invasion science. The voluntary secretary role is a great opportunity for an early-career invasion scientist to network with others in the field, build new research links and collaborations and to obtain valuable experience in organization and leadership.

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.