Information Officer

Bees for Development

Bees for Development is the global charity making lives better with bees. We promote sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity. We are delighted to announce that we are looking for a new team member to work with us in making life better with bees. Specifically, we are looking for an Information Officer to create, curate and disseminate a wide range of information resources, and to analyse data to support our core work of improving lives and landscapes in developing countries, through beekeeping.

We are a specialist, international beekeeping organisation with a broad record of accomplishment of effective and respected work throughout the developing world. We can demonstrate 30 years of experience in projects, consultancies and information provision. Our flagship Bees for Development Journal is well-regarded as a dependable publication addressing topics of immediate interest and value to beekeepers in developing countries. Our Online Resource Centre contains an incredibly broad range of articles and reports – the collection is unique and an exceedingly valuable resource for beekeepers the world over. We publish articles, books, posters and training materials – these cover practical techniques and raise awareness about the importance of beekeeping. Our enquiry service for beekeepers in developing nations is free to use – and providing steadfast support to address a wide-range of problems and questions.

At our headquarters in Monmouth our small team are responsible for the day-to-day running of Bees for Development, working collaboratively with our overseas partner organisations. Currently we are seven full and part-time staff members and a small number of dedicated volunteers, who together with our Trustees, work to achieve our strategic goals.

This new role involves supporting all aspects of our information service including writing, sharing, responding to enquiries, organising materials and analysing readership. In addition to an external-facing role, you will also support the rest of the team in different ways, for example, by maintaining our image and publication library. An important part of the role will be ensuring that our Online Resource Centre is current and user-friendly and website skills are important.

The ideal candidate will be someone who recognises the power of appropriate, targeted well-managed information to educate and inspire people to care for bees and biodiversity, and change their own lives for the better.

Job purpose

Bees for Development handles a wealth of information – about apiculture, beekeeping, trade, case studies, stakeholders’ interests and our project work results. As Information Officer you will work with electronic information – especially online databases, content management systems, open access and digital resources – and traditional library materials. The overall purpose is to ensure that this wealth of information is used properly, widely and effectively.

For more information about the role, including the specific role and responsibilities, please see our website.

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