Vacancies

BSBI Ireland Officer: job advert

About BSBI

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) is the leading charitable organisation promoting the study, enjoyment, research and conservation of wild plants in Britain and Ireland. The Society aims to provide opportunities for involvement for all, including conferences, field meetings, training programmes and outreach events; regardless of botanical ability, location and whether individuals are amateurs, professionals, BSBI members or otherwise. The Society has a long tradition of producing influential publications such as distribution atlases, county Floras and identification guides and is one of the world's largest contributors of biological records which are heavily relied on by academics, conservation organisations and government bodies for research, policy and land management purposes.

About the role

We seek to recruit an Ireland Officer to further develop the BSBI across the island of Ireland; supporting and encouraging new and existing volunteers and increasing the flow of records into BSBI’s centralised database. This includes supporting and enhancing BSBI’s Irish volunteer network, undertaking project work, representing BSBI across Ireland and seeking collaboration with others and raising the profile of botany and BSBI. The role will seek to achieve a vibrant and active network of botanists across Ireland.

The post is part time (3.2 days or 24 hours per week) and the successful applicant will receive a salary of €35,300 or £30,000 FTE (€22,592 or £19,200 gross salary for 3.2 days per week). The preferred base for the role is at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin but other locations or homeworking will be considered. The post holder will be expected to travel regularly throughout the island of Ireland and occasionally to Scotland, England and Wales. 

For further details please read the job description and person specification.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV (which should include two relevant references, which will only be contacted after interviews are held) and a supporting letter of application to recruitment@bsbi.org.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday the 22nd of April.

Interviews will be held in Dublin on Thursday 2nd May. e to the large number of applications expected, only those invited to attend an interview will be contacted.

Voluntary roles

BSBI currently has one voluntary vacancy still unfilled, for a Treasurer - see below. We can also offer many opportunities for volunteering across Britain and Ireland.

Treasurer

BSBI is taking great strides towards its aim of achieving financial stability and securing sustainable funding.
To help fully achieve this, BSBI is seeking to appoint a Treasurer, who will join the Board.
Whilst the fully qualified Finance Manager will continue to carry out the day-to-day financial tasks required to keep the Society functioning, the Treasurer will provide support and advice where appropriate and will report on financial matters to the Board and membership.
More details can be found in the Treasurer's Job Description here.
If you, or someone you know of, might be interested in this voluntary position, please get in touch with either:
Jane Houldsworth (Head of Operations: jane.houldsworth@bsbi.org) or
Ian Denholm (Chair of the Board: i.denholm@herts.ac.uk).

Volunteering with BSBI

We also have a selection of volunteering opportunities available throughout the year - there is something to suit all skill levels, wherever you live and however much (or little) time you have to offer. If you would like to find out more about how you can help support BSBI's work, please get in touch with us here for a chat.

  • The BSBI is the leading charitable organisation promoting the study, enjoyment, research and conservation of wild plants in Britain and Ireland.
  • The Society aims to provide opportunities for involvement for all, including conferences, field meetings, training programmes and outreach events; regardless of botanical ability, location and whether individuals are amateurs, professionals, BSBI members or otherwise.
  • BSBI has a long tradition of producing influential publications such as distribution atlases, county floras and identification guides and is one of the world's largest contributors of biological records which are heavily relied on by academics, conservation organisations and government bodies for research, policy and land management purposes.