Head of Engagement

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Duration of contract: Permanent position, full time

Salary: circa £40k dependent on experience

Location: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Reporting: This role reports into the CEO


The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active society devoted to ‘the cultivation of the science of natural history in all its branches’. Today, we deliver a wide range of education, public engagement, scientific and heritage programmes to support our new vision of a world where nature is understood, valued and protected. We welcome a wide diversity of nature enthusiasts to become Fellows and Members, as advocates and supporters of the work we undertake.

This new role will lead the team responsible for engaging external audiences and Fellows with our work. Sitting on the Senior Management Team, they will play an active role in developing an exciting and vibrant future for the Linnean Society. The successful candidate will be motivated by the aims and purpose of the organisation.

It is an exciting time to join the Linnean Society; not least because with a new CEO at the helm, it will shortly commence a strategic review.

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Application procedure:

To apply, send a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the person specification, and the names and contact details of two references to:

Deadline: Thursday 10 February 2022 12.00 midday (BST)

Interviews: Week commencing 21 February 2022