Vacancies: Communication and Engagement Officer; Fellowship Assistant

We are pleased to invite applications for two new posts at the Learned Society of Wales. Both posts will be based at the Society’s office in Cathays Park, Cardiff.

Please download the relevant job pack for full information about the role and the application process.

The closing date for applications for both roles is 12.00 noon on 7 February 2019.


Communications and Engagement Officer

  • Starting salary: £26,243 pro rata
  • 25 hours per week
  • Fixed term position for 2 years

The Communications and Engagement Officer will play a key role in developing the Society’s reach and impact. At the core of the job is our Fellowship – ensuring that their achievements are communicated, that they can engage effectively with the Society, and that our annual call for new Fellows reaches the most diverse audience possible.

The Society is also keen to reach out to people at an earlier stage of their careers, and to schools and the wider public. The Officer will maximise opportunities to reach these audiences, in line with the LSW communications plan currently being developed. They will also take responsibility for the Society’s website, social media channels and press coverage, as well as ensuring a strong presence at relevant external events. Oral and written Welsh language skills would be an advantage for this role but are not essential.


Fellowship Assistant

  • Starting salary: £19,202 pro rata
  • 2 days (14 hours) per week
  • Fixed term position for 2 years

The role of the Fellowship Assistant is essential to the smooth running of the Society’s annual work programme. The key purpose of the role is to provide support for our election processes, which include the election of new Fellows and awards of Medals. The Assistant will ensure that candidates and Fellows receive a highly professional service, and that election processes are robust, effective and efficient.

The post-holder will undertake a variety of other administrative and support functions for the Society. These will vary during the course of the year, and will include maintaining our contacts database, preparing statistics for committees, supporting our events, and a range of data entry and desk research tasks.