The British Society for Immunology (BSI) is the leading UK charity organisation representing scientists and clinicians who study the immune system in humans or animals. Our mission is to support the immunology community in driving scientific discovery and making a positive impact on health. We work closely with our membership to support current and future generations of immunologists.
Part of our role is to explain immunology to the public and to others working in science and healthcare bodies. Working at the Society can give you a varied and highly interesting career, allowing you to make a real difference to the lives of those who are at the forefront of biomedical innovation. We are a friendly and accessible organisation that offers a good range of benefits and works with many different groups to pursue our aims. You can find a list of staff vacancies below. Most positions operate from our head office in Holborn. Additionally, we sometimes have positions available for our members to volunteer with us. These opportunities are also listed below.
Please note, we do not operate any research labs ourselves and are unable to offer any placements to provide you with direct experience of working in an immunology lab within our organisation. If you are interested in gaining this type of experience, you may find it useful to have a look at our grants page or our jobs board.
Job opportunity: Marketing & Communications Officer
Full time (5 days a week), permanent contract
We’re looking for a Marketing & Communications Officer with a strong understanding and passion for science and for creating captivating communications.
The BSI is an influential and authoritative voice for immunology, a key scientific and health field that plays a central role in many of the most pressing global health challenges we face. Now is an exciting time for immunology, which is seeing new therapies (such as novel vaccines and cancer immunotherapies) come into the clinic to improve patient health.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with excellent communication and organisational skills who is looking for an exciting new challenge. If you’re an ambitious and self-driven communications professional eager to build your skills through high-profile projects in the charity sector, this is the job for you!
As an integral member of our team, you will deliver engaging communications to a range of audiences (including scientists, the media, policy makers and the public) through a variety of channels (including website, newsletters, social media and events) to drive the reach and influence of immunology and the Society’s work. This includes campaigns with a focus on membership engagement, promoting our events and generating content that is informed and shaped by our immunology community.
You will collaborate across teams to support the organisation’s activities, working closely with the Marketing & Communications Manager and the Officer as an essential member of the wider External Affairs team.
This creative and fast-paced role is an excellent opportunity to build your experience whilst working across a range of areas within a science and health membership organisation. You will be able to develop further in their career as part of a fun, hardworking and extremely ambitious team. We offer a hybrid working model, with most time spent working from home with an office space in Holborn available two days a week.
If you feel that you have the required skills for this role, please carefully review the job description before sending a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (BST), Tuesday 4 April 2023. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12 April 2023.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to all applicants individually. We request no contact from agencies.
Our internship scheme is currently open for applications.
Driven by our values and behaviours, the British Society for Immunology is a high performing, forward thinking and solution focussed organisation. We value teamwork and actively seek other opinions to ensure we can deliver to the highest standard as well as commit to reflecting upon our work to ensure a continual improvement culture. We welcome applications from individuals who are inspired by our values and behaviours.
The BSI is committed to achieving a fair and equal working environment, accessible to all and free from discrimination regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, socio-economic background, and any of the other infinite factors that distinguish individuals from one another. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and seek to promote the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion through our organisational values and behaviours.
We are all too aware that imposter syndrome and the confidence gap can sometimes stop fantastic candidates putting themselves forward, so please do apply – we’d love to hear from you.