Conference and Events Officer (FTC)
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.
We are looking for a Conference and Events Officer to join our friendly and welcoming team based in Central London (currently working remotely). The postholder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the Society’s full programme of events.
This role requires the postholder to have experience in organising large scale events as well as the ability to build effective relationships with key individuals and stakeholders at all levels, including volunteer scientists on committees.
The successful candidate will contribute to, and support, the Head of Conferences and Events in the delivery of all of the Council’s strategic objectives and particularly in relation to enabling our members to strengthen their existing relationships and gain access to new communities, maximising national and international networking opportunities.
Please note, this role will include occasional travel.
Our generous benefits package includes:
- A highly competitive salary with annual cost of living increase
- Season Ticket Loan scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- £50 contribution towards eye care
- 10% employer pension contribution
- 23 days’ holiday + 8 bank holidays + bonus 3 additional days over the Christmas break
- Flexible working hours including remote based options
- Life insurance including free (health and wellbeing) employee support services
This is a full-time role on a fixed-term contract until December 2022.
To apply for the role of Conference and Events Officer, please select the apply button shown to be taken to our website where you will be asked to upload a copy of your CV and cover letter.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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.
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.