Join a SIG Committee

Our 19 Special Interest Groups each have Committees, and they are looking for people to join to help contribute to their group's activities

Our 19 volunteer Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide a focus of activity in specific areas of ecology and organise meetings and events throughout the year. Their Committees are made up of voluntary leadership roles, from Secretaries to policy representatives, to social media positions, who all work together to organise events and reach out to their communities.

If you’d like to get involved in the running of one of our SIGs below, apply today! You can also find out more about our other SIGs here.

Forest Ecology Group

Deputy secretary

This role will focus on helping to develop and run exciting workshops, conferences and other events for the SIG community and attend Committee Meetings. We want to expand what we do, and we’d like you to help! If you are interested in this role please get in touch at thomas.ovenden@stir.ac.uk 

Teaching and Learning Group

We have two exciting opportunities available on our committee, outlined below. This is an exciting time to join the committee as we head into our third full year of activities.

Early Careers Representative
As the Early Careers Rep you will be responsible for

  • Developing teaching and learning activities/events for those at an early career stage
  • Representing the interests of Early Career members on the committee
  • Contributing to the strategy of the SIG
  • Actively contributing to committee meetings
  • Acting as an ambassador for the SIG outside the BES

Schools Representative
As the Schools Representative you will be responsible for

  • Identifying and improving the links between School and Higher Education in relation to SIG activities and events
  • Represent the interests of School level ecology learning and teaching on the committee
  • Helping develop relevant ecological activities and resources for teachers and their students in schools and colleges
  • Contributing to the strategy of the SIG
  • Actively contributing to committee meetings
  • Acting as an ambassador for the SIG outside the BES

To Apply
If you are interested in joining our committee, please send a cover letter detailing your motivations and commitment to the role, together with any relevant experience to Lesley Batty by Midday (GMT) 25 March 2020.

Applications will be passed to the T&L SIG committee, who will decide on appointments. Decisions will be made by Thursday 9 April, with a start date by 01 May 2020 at the latest.