Opportunities at the British Ecological Society

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BES Membership and Support Assistant

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills to assist the BES Membership Team and act as support to the CEO.

Role Details

We are looking for a Membership and Support Assistant to be based in London to help us:

  • Assist the Membership Manager with the delivery of membership projects
  • Assist the Membership Manager in maintaining member records
  • Coordinate member mailings and reports
  • Keep the membership area of the website updated
  • Provide effective PA type support: managing phone calls, managing the email (if required), diary management, meet and greet visitors etc.
  • Carry out a range of administrative tasks, including photocopying, filing, making travel arrangements, etc.
  • Assisting with event arrangements, e.g. meetings, receptions, dinners, etc.

Salary:  £25,182 pa

Hours: Full-time

Contract: Permanent

More information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification but for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen Peri

How to apply

Please submit your CV, and covering letter via email to HR Team

Deadline for applications is 5 February 2018 at 8am

Interviews will take place on 15 February 2018 at the London office.

BES Engagement Officer

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills to assist the BES in promoting the importance and relevance of ecological science to a broad range of public groups.

We are looking for an Engagement Officer to be based in London to help us expand the support we offer ecologists and others involved in science communication and to develop and deliver creative and fun engagement activities on behalf of the British Ecological Society.

The engagement officer will sit within the External Affairs Team, working closely with the Education Manager and across all BES activities to lead our public engagement work.

This appointment is being made at Band F (£28,926) on a two year fixed term contract.

Find out more about the role and the Job Description for this role, or for an informal discussion, please contact Amy Padfield.

Deadline for applications will be the 30th January 2018, with an interview date fixed for the 14th February 2018.

Volunteer Vacancies

Get involved – Join Publications Committee

We are looking for BES members to join our Publications Committee in 2018 for a three-year term. For further information, please see the full advert.

Deadline for applications is 15 February 2018.

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.

Become a BES Member Rep

We are looking for a diverse range of enthusiastic UK-based volunteers from across our membership base to act as Member Reps. Reps will be tasked with promoting our Society in their workplace, institution and beyond to help us reach out to new members and grow our community.

Full information on this volunteering opportunity can be found here

How to apply

Please send a CV, a short summary outlining why you are interested and an idea you have for a membership drive to Helen, Membership Manager (

Deadline 12 February 2018

The scheme will be initially trialled in the UK; however we hope to extend the opportunity to our membership across the globe next year. If you are not based in the UK, but would like to register your interest in becoming a Member Rep, please do get in touch with Helen.