Opportunities at the British Ecological Society

British Ecological Society - Kingfisher

Join our Personnel Committee

We are looking for BES members to join our Personnel Committee in 2018 for a three-year term.
This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience in charity governance and oversight of management and staff. In this role you would help to assure that the BES nurtures its people in ways that best support the delivery of its vision for a world inspired, informed and influenced by ecology. This opportunity represents a valuable experience assisting career development for those in or thinking about leadership roles or trusteeship.

The remit of the Personnel Committee is to work with Hazel, the Executive Director, to ensure that the human resources of our Society are led, managed, and deployed effectively, efficiently and respectfully. It covers both paid (contracts of employment and contracts for services) and unpaid positions.

To achieve an appropriate balance of skills and experience on the Committee, we are especially looking for applicants who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Human resource functions
  • Management of people and performance
  • Staff appraisals, learning and development
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Change management
  • Organisational leadership and strategy

We value the diversity and wide range of perspectives that people from different backgrounds bring to their work and to ecology, and are committed to equality of opportunity. We therefore particularly welcome applications from currently under-represented groups in the Society.
About the Committee

Find out more about the vacancy here. DEADLINE 5 March 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 5 March 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 in 2019 – please fill out the form here.