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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

Current vacancies

Events and Corporate Engagement Manager

We are looking to recruit a motivated and talented individual with strong project management skills to lead the delivery of BSI conferences, meetings and events, both virtual and face to face, including the Society’s flagship event, BSI Congress.

This role will support the Director of Events and Training on the strategic development of the BSI’s event programmes to ensure that all events continue to meet the needs of their respective communities to share and promote innovation in immunology, and contribute to growing and maintaining the Society’s profile, reputation, and revenue.

The role also involves the management of the Regional and Affinity Groups and will support of the strategic planning of the Groups' event activity to ensure they are engaging and educational, provide good UK-wide representation and reach, as well as drive revenue opportunities through sponsorship, exhibition and registration.

The role holder will also build and maintain strong relationships with industry stakeholders and corporate members, as well as assist in securing new corporate members through the development and management of the corporate membership offer and drive exhibition and sponsorship sales for all relevant BSI activity.

In addition, the role holder is expected to actively support the Director of Events and Training and the senior team to meet strategic objectives, advising on and developing new partnerships, contributing to revenue growth and diversification, and mitigating risks under their control. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Plan, manage and deliver the annual BSI Congress to a high standard and to success criteria as specified by the CEO and Director of Events and Training and with the support of the Conference and Events Planners. Collaborate with the BSI Congress Secretary and Congress Committee to manage planning and delivery of the event, including both the scientific and social programme, on time and within budget.
  • Oversee the planning and deliver of the Society’s other events.  Advise and liaise with the Director of Events and Training on any other event or meeting opportunities. 
  • Lead on the BSI’s involvement in international meetings such as the European Congress of Immunology (ECI) and International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) conference, ensuring that there is good timetabling of plans for these activities and explore and deliver on other commercial or event-related opportunities.
  • Develop and implement plans for the running of meetings for our Regional and Affinity Groups, liaising with the BSI Groups Secretary, as needed, to ensure the events meet the scientific and career needs of the Groups.
  • Prepare and manage the annual calendar of meetings, working with the Director of Events and Training on budgets.
  • Manage and develop effective Conference and Events Planners, supporting and developing them to ensure they reach their individual and team objectives.

We offer a hybrid working model, with most time spent working from home with an office space in Holborn available two days a week. 

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.

If you are interested in applying for this full-time, permanent role, please read the full job description and send your CV outlining your suitability for the role to by 9am on Monday 4 March. Interviews will be held in the w/c 11 March.