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Member Engagement and Communications Officer

Microbiology Society
London (Greater)
Salary of £26,000 - £29,000 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2021

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Member Engagement and Communications Officer


London, EC1R

About Us

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 currently looking for a Member Engagement and Communications Officer to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £26,000 - £29,000 per annum

- 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 fantastic opportunity for a highly-skilled communications professional with a background in volunteer management to join our organisation and provide exceptional support to our members.

It’s an exciting time to be joining us as we’re committed to developing, expanding and strengthening the networks available to our members over the next five years – which is where you come in! You will play a vital role in maximising the involvement of members in our activities, developing engaging and informative content and fostering stronger relationships.

So, if you are looking for a role where you can have a positive impact from day one and build a rewarding career amongst a collaborative team, we want to hear from you!


The Role

As the Member Engagement and Communications Officer, you will focus on developing our membership activities and resources in support of the microbiology community

Working collaboratively with teams across our organisation, you will implement activities which focus on bringing the community together, both online and in person. This will include showcasing members’ careers, developing spaces for member networking and highlighting opportunities for members to champion their work through activities which we have organised.

You will create member-focused digital content for a variety of channels to help maximise our impact online. You will help maintain and grow our social media communities, support the production of our monthly e-newsletter as well as writing news content for external sites.

Additionally, you will:

- Proactively manage members engaging in our activities

- Build strong and productive relationships with colleagues, external stakeholders and our members

- Raise the profile of our organisation through member engagement activities

- Lead on e-communications analytics

About You

To join us as the Member Engagement and Communications Officer, you will need:

- At least two years’ experience of volunteer management

- Experience in using social media channels and tools, email campaign tools and content management systems

- The ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders and volunteer scientists engaging in the Society’s activities

- An understanding of the unique identity of membership organisations and the value of being a member

- Excellent administration and customer service skills

- Strong organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail

- Outstanding communication, writing and presentation skills

- An understanding of digital best practice

- A degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

Experience of content and communications production and planning would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of working with third party suppliers such as website agencies.

Knowledge of membership organisations would be advantageous, as would knowledge of and/or interest in microbiology.

To Apply

To apply for the role of Member Engagement and Communications 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.

The closing date for applications is the 28th September 2021.

Please note, 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.

Other organisations may call this role Engagement Officer, Communications and Engagement Officer, Communications Officer, Engagement Co-ordinator, Events & Engagement Officer, or Engagement Executive.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.

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