BGS vacancy - knowledge exchange coordinator

BGS vacancy - knowledge exchange coordinator

Thursday, November 8, 2018

BGS vacancy

Knowledge exchange coordinator (part-time, 3 days)

We are seeking a knowledge exchange coordinator to join the small team based in the BGS offices at Reaseheath College, near Nantwich.  

Duties include:
- Coordinating the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition and its associated events, including working with the regional representatives to encourage entries
- Managing and updating website content; contributing to social media communications
- Providing written content for the BGS magazine and website; take primary responsibility for production of the e-newsletter
- Contributing to the organisation and efficient running of major BGS events
- Assisting with technical projects, including helping farmers to set up demonstrations and/or walks
- Contributing to and/or managing the organisation of special interest days and farm walks, including marketing and liaising with speakers, sponsors and co-organisers.
- Supporting local affiliated societies; liaising with regional representatives
- 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 (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential as is a good standard of written English and demonstrable communication skills, including wider communication skills such as web, social media and newsletters.

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 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 £26-28,000 pro-rata, based on 37 hours (£15,800-£17,000 actual), according to experience.

To apply, please download the application form, to be returned with a covering letter to Elaine Jewkes, Society Director, by email to or post to: BGS, Reaseheath, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF

A full job description can be found here.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 November; interviews will be Monday 3 December 2018.


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