Engagement Officer

Join our friendly and motivated engagement team

  • Salary: £25,000
  • Duration of contract: Permanent position, full-time
  • Location: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
  • Reporting: This role reports to the Education Manager
  • Recruitment checks: This role will require an enhanced DBS check

About the role

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 and heritage programmes to support our vision of a world where nature is understood, valued and protected. We welcome a wide diversity of nature enthusiasts to become Linnean Society Members, as advocates and supporters of the work we undertake.

Our engagement team runs events and activities to share a love of nature and our collections. Our Education programme runs school workshops and family activities to help young people connect with nature, while the Our Local Nature Grants support youth-led projects to protect nature in communities.

Our Events and Communications programme runs our social media platforms and events for nature-lovers of all ages, with a range of lectures and debates online and in-person, as well as special workshops, open days, tours and nature walks.

This role supports both teams on a project basis, providing an opportunity to gain skills in education and learning, as well as wider public engagement.

The successful candidate will be motivated to share a love of nature with a range of audiences, and in a range of formats. They will contribute to our culture of high standards in safeguarding, to create a welcoming, safe environment for all. Crucially, they will be inspired by the aims and values of our organisation.

How to apply

To submit an application, please send a CV and letter of support (no more than two pages) to HR@linnean.org, explaining how you meet the criteria in the job description and person specification (above).

Deadline: Wednesday 5 June 2024, 09.00 (BST)

Interviews: Expected to be held on 17-18 June 2024