Job vacancies at the Science Council

Marketing and Communications Officer


Key purpose

The Marketing and Communications Officer will support the Director of Marketing and Communications in implementing the internal and external marketing and communications strategy aimed at reaching more than five million people in the UK science workforce and their employers, as well as the scientists of the future. The post is linked to the Science Council’s project to develop professional registration in the science workforce. Funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, this project aims to significantly increase awareness of the Science Council’s registers and the value of being registered, thereby driving up registrant numbers.

The strategy aims to develop a regional approach of engagement with employers, scientists and technicians with the objective of developing lasting partnerships and a community of registered scientists and technicians, as well as creating opportunities for ongoing engagement in each sector and locality. Marketing and communications will support this objective through a range of marketing and communications activities. With a focus on digital, the post holder will raise the profile of the Science Council, increase awareness of the role of professional bodies in science and technology and the value of professional registration, raise the profile of practicing scientists and technicians and realise significant growth in all four of the Science Council’s professional registers.


Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the post holder will work closely with our Professional Pathways team and other Science Council staff to support implementation of the communications strategy, engaging with key audiences and ensuring consistent messaging across all channels.

Skills and experience: 


  • A confident communicator across multiple channels
  • Effective writing for the web
  • Excellent digital skills across all platforms including a range of database software packages
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter, responsive and adaptable to change
  • Outcome focused


  • An understanding of the nature of science industry and employment
  • An empathy with science and the work of professional bodies in science
  • Experience in working with membership organisations
  • Volunteering or experience of managing volunteers

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Outgoing
  • Calm under pressure
  • Curiosity and motivation to learn

You can download the Job Description here.

Send your CV, covering letter of no more than two pages telling us why we should employ you, and a completed Equal Opportunities form to:  The closing date is Thursday October 12thInterviews will be held on Wednesday 18 October.


Volunteering at the Science Council

If you are a registered scientist and would like to volunteer for us we are keen to welcome Assessors or Registrant Champions. If you would like to volunteer with us working in the Science Council office please email us with your CV and a covering note explaining what sort of experience you would welcome.

If you would like to join our Board or Committees please email an expression of interest to us with your CV.