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We are looking for an efficient, effective communicator to help us provide the best possible Society for our Members and to work closely with other organisations to promote insect natural history. We will pay a flat fee, as below, for the provision of the services described and so anticipate the postholder is likely to be self-employed.

Hours 30 per month (4 days) averaged over the year
Rate £4,986 pa (£13.85 hour – full time equivalent = £27K)

We are looking for
Someone with excellent interpersonal skills, who can help us to maintain good working relationships between the Society Council, its Members and with external organisations. A good organiser with time management ability. An effective communicator with an excellent standard of written English. Someone who can work using their own initiative with minimal supervision. A computer and IT literate administrator, who is proficient using Microsoft Office 365 applications, Zoom, Eventbrite and social media platforms.

Someone who would like to work with us and ideally has an interest in natural history.


Supporting our Council to provide the best possible Society for our Members, by:

  • Managing the Society’s Zoom account and scheduling the annual meetings calendar.
  • Liaising with meeting chairs to prepare, collate and circulate minutes and agendas.
  • Managing room and catering bookings (and any other associated tasks) for the Society’s Annual Exhibition (held in London) and for the Society’s Annual Meeting (held in Oxford).
  • Maintaining the Society’s administrative archive at our HQ.

Membership Communication – helping to keep our Members and others informed, by:

  • Updating and maintaining the Society’s meetings calendar on our website.
  • Ensuring web content provided is current and topical.
  • Preparing draft e-mails for Membership Communications and creatively utilising social media to promote Society initiatives.
  • Managing Eventbrite meeting bookings.
  • Co-ordinating web-based and other enquiries by forwarding communications to relevant officers.

Relevant travel, and other agreed associated expenditure will be reimbursed.

You will primarily be working remotely but there will be a need to attend one meeting in London, one in Oxford and two in Reading per year if possible (normally all held on Saturdays).

If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact: Ray Barnett, President, contact details below.

Please e-mail your CV together with a covering letter to: Ray Barnett President BENHS

Closing date: 1st August 2022.