Full time (35 hours/week), permanent Requests for part-time working will be considered.
Salary: £24,432 - £29,583 FTE (pro-rata for part-time)
London SW7 - with agile working policy enabling people to work at another UK location up to 4 days/week (trial policy subject to review). Requests for permanent remote/flexible working will be considered. We welcome applications from people based in other parts of the UK.
The British Science Association's mission is to transform the diversity and inclusivity of science. We want more people, especially those from groups that are currently underrepresented in science, to feel that science is relevant to their lives. Since 2015, the BSA has led a series of science engagement programmes to support community organisations who work with groups that are underserved and underrepresented in science.
The Community Engagement Officer will provide support in delivering, growing and diversifying these programmes for community groups (locally-led groups and organisations who provide opportunities for people who live in a particular neighbourhood, or share a particular characteristic or experience). The Officer will administer grants schemes for community groups and support the delivery of our Community Leaders and Buddies programmes and other community engagement programmes.
The role would suit someone with experience of supporting community engagement programmes. Knowledge of science engagement and community engagement theory or practice is desirable.
The BSA is an equal opportunities employer and a champion of equality, diversity and inclusion. We aim to recruit the person most suited to the job and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and from different sectors, and from people who've gained their skills outside formal employment. We would particularly welcome applications from people and communities who are currently under-represented in our staff team, which includes people from minority ethnic groups, disabled people and men.
Closing date – 9am Monday 4th October 2021
Interviews – 20th or 21st October 2021
You will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether you have been selected for interview.