Representatives for the Public Engagement Working Group

Do you want to support the BES to inspire, engage and share the relevance of ecology with the public?

Representatives for the Public Engagement Working Group

The British Ecological Society is currently seeking representatives for the Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG). The remit of the PEWG is to develop and oversee the delivery of the Society’s public engagement work, whilst reporting to the Education and Careers Committee. Projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing an annual training programme for ecologists at all career stages and support attendance at small scale events
  • Maintaining a regional funding pot to support member led engagement and developing digital resources
  • Working with our members to attend national scale events to inspire and share the excitement and relevance on ecology

To achieve an appropriate balance of skills and experience on the working group, we would particularly welcome applications from Ordinary members with experience and expertise in equality and diversity, engagement evaluation, digital media or fundraising.

The PEWG meet three times per annum, remote attendance is possible. The successful applicant will initially be appointed for a term of 3 years. The role does not have any remuneration, but out of pocket expenses such as travel fares are reimbursed.


Please provide a CV and brief supporting statement (no more than one side of A4)

Closing date:                     Friday 4th May 2018

A final decision will be made by 18th May and candidates informed shortly after. For further information, contact Amy Padfield (Education Manager)