Events and Communications Manager

Salary: c.£27,000 with generous pension contribution (Permanent, Full time)

Job Description

The Linnean Society’s purpose as a living forum for biology is to communicate scientific ideas and advances, embracing the entire sweep of natural history, but focusing on themes such as biological diversity, evolution, taxonomy, science policy, the history of biology and conservation, particularly from the whole organism perspective.

The Society works through a network of partnerships in the scientific and education community, collaborating with government and international institutions and schools to highlight the urgency and magnitude of the task of understanding the natural world.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly organised and creative individual for the role of Events and Communications Manager (joining the small team based in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London), who will be responsible for delivering the Society’s varied programme of day and evening events, managing the Society’s website and interacting with our diverse Fellowship and the general public. The role will require the use of a variety of communications tools.

A particular focus for this position will be to develop the Society’s website and marketing materials, with a view to helping the Society build the Fellowship, widen participation in events and increase awareness of the organisation. There will also be the opportunity to become involved in the Society’s education initiatives, developing educational events.

You will preferably be a science graduate with a flair for design and a passion for natural history. You must have excellent interpersonal skills, coupled with proven organisational and administrative capacities, and be able quickly and confidently to develop collaborative working relationships, both within the Society and with external partners. Your creative skills should be underpinned by experience of using InDesign and Photoshop. Skills should include experience of website CMS and WordPress systems and filming and editing podcasts of events using Final Cut or equivalent.

Your application should comprise a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position, together with a brief CV, and be sent to the Executive Secretary, Dr Elizabeth Rollinson by Monday 16th October. Interviews will be held in Burlington House on Wednesday or Thursday 25th/26th October. 

Education and Public Engagement Manager (Permanent, Full time) 

Salary: £25,000-29,000, dependent on qualifications and experience, plus generous pension contribution

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint an Education and Public Engagement Manager to develop, co-ordinate, deliver and promote the Linnean Society of London’s educational, public engagement and outreach resources and initiatives (including digital), both alone and in collaboration with others in the Society and with other local and national organisations. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with teachers, students and the public, disseminating the Society’s educational resources, in particular its schools’ loan boxes and innovative digital media, and to monitor and evaluate this work. The role holder will have a proven record of development and delivery of a programme of targeted education and engagement activities; the position requires an individual with a keen interest in and knowledge of the life sciences. Knowledge of the biology curriculum at all levels is essential, as is some teaching or engagement experience. A knowledge of science education policy is beneficial, as well as some experience working with educational and scientific professionals at different levels. This position is permanent and will be based initially at the Society’s offices in Wimbledon but moving to the Society’s rooms in Piccadilly, where a new Education & Public Engagement Space for running workshops for students, teachers and the public is being developed, to come online in early 2018.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and supporting statement to Dr Elizabeth Rollinson. The statement should be no longer than one side of A4 and tell us why your experience, skills and knowledge make you the ideal candidate for this position. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd October and interviews will be held on 2nd November in Piccadilly.