BGS job vacancy - Technical Project Officer

BGS job vacancy - Technical Project Officer

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

JOB VACANCY - Part Time technical projects officer (3 days/week)

The British Grassland Society seeks a technical projects officer to join their small team based in their offices at Reaseheath College, near Nantwich.

Duties include:

  • Managing the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition and its associated events, including working with the regional representatives to encourage entries
  • Responsibility for technical projects or part of projects, including helping farmers to set up demonstrations, working to a high standard in on-farm delivery and written outputs 
  • Providing written content for the BGS magazine and website; take primary responsibility for production of the e-newsletter
  • Managing and updating website content; contributing to social media communications
  • Contributing to and/or managing the organisation of special interest days and farm walks, including marketing, budgeting, liaising with speakers, sponsors and co-organisers, facilitation.
  • Supporting local affiliated societies; liaising with regional representatives 
  • Contribute to the organisation and efficient running of major BGS events
  • Attend shows and events, help prepare suitable displays and features to engage with visitors

The role requires a good knowledge of grassland agriculture, preferably with at least an HND in a relevant subject. Computer literacy (eg Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential as is a good standard of written English and demonstrable communication skills. Evidence of wider communication skills such as web, social media, and newsletters will be advantageous.

You will be capable of working independently but also as part of the BGS team, working with the director and office administrator. A friendly outlook and a can-do attitude for working in our membership-orientated organisation are vital!

The post is for 3 days (22.5 hours) per week. The post will ideally be based at Reaseheath College, but home working will be considered for the right person not resident within travelling distance. Some flexible working will be required for events. DBS clearance is required for Reaseheath.

Salary range £25-28,000 pro-rata, based on 37 hours (£15,200-£17,000 actual), according to experience.

To apply, please email a CV, including the names of two referees and a covering letter to: Elaine Jewkes, Society Director, bgsoffice@britishgrassland.com, or post to: BGS, Reaseheath, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF

A full job description can be found here

Applications close 6 December 2017. Interviews will be held 19 December 2017.

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