Chief Executive Officer

British Science Association
Circa £90,000

Science is more than a body of research, people working in a lab or even the wider industry that surrounds that. It’s also a way of asking questions, making decisions, and understanding the world. Science is a tool that everyone in the UK can, and should be able to, use. In fact, for us to grow as a society, it’s essential that they do.

The Role

Now is an exciting time to join the British Science Association (BSA) as our next Chief Executive. We have just launched a bold new 10-year strategy, have a stable and diverse income portfolio and have an amazing team of people – our staff, partners, suppliers and funders. We need you to put all the elements together to take us forward to achieve our exciting goals.

Our vision is a future where science is more relevant, representative and connected to society. To realise this, we deliver inspiring programmes, as well as convening scientists, policymakers, business and community influencers to contribute thought leadership and ensure science remains relevant in today’s world.

After 13 years of successful leadership our current Chief Executive is leaving and we need a strategic, visionary and inclusive leader to take us to the next level; driving forward our new strategy, growing and developing the organisation, and maximising and demonstrating our impact and ensuring that we engage with new communities across the UK.

We are a Royal Charter charity with a long history and a modern outlook. We are committed to improving the diversity and inclusivity of our organisation and the sectors in which we operate.

We are well-regarded in the science and research sector. But really, we’re proud to help bridge the gap between science and other industries – and our relationships beyond science, with non-science organisations, are key to our success. You don’t need a science background or career experience to work at the BSA, you need a clear passion for our goals and a clear vision of how you can enable us to achieve them.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.