Policy and Engagement Manager- (Maternity Cover) 12 Month Fixed Term Contract / opportunity for secondment
Central London • £35,000 per annum + Benefits
The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.
Our principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it is shared with other communities. The impacts from this will drive us towards a world in which the science of microbiology provides maximum benefit to society.
The Policy and Engagement Manager will be providing maternity cover for 12 months. The role will be responsible for progressing external scientific and higher education policy activities for the Society as well as promoting science policy issues and engagement to members of the Society.
The postholder will contribute to and support the Head of Policy and Engagement in the delivery of all of Council’s strategic objectives, particularly in relation to advancing the understanding of microbiology and championing the contribution made by microbiology, our members and their work in addressing global challenges
Our generous benefits package includes;
- Flexible working hours
- Highly competitive salaries with an annual cost of living increase
- 23 days holiday + eight bank holidays and three additional days over the Christmas break
- 10% employer pension contribution
- Life insurance including free (health and wellbeing) employee support services
- Enhanced maternity pay to include 26 weeks of fully paid maternity leave and 13 weeks of statutory maternity pay
- Enhanced Adoption pay to include 26 weeks of fully paid adoption leave and 13 weeks of statutory adoption pay
- Season Ticket Loan Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- £50 contribution towards eye care
Please send in your CV and Cover Letter
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 17th June 2022
It is important that you DO NOT include your Personal Information i.e. name and contact details in your CV or Cover Letter. This is because the Microbiology Society is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We value, promote and seek diversity.
The Society also takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
Please note that due to limited resources it is not possible for the Society to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
“We are interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United Kingdom. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.”
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