This is an interesting and challenging opportunity for a marketer looking to work in a small, highly professional, not-for-profit publisher and educational charity with ambitious growth plans. The role will suit a creative, organised self-starter who enjoys variety and collaboration.
It is an exciting time to join IFIS. We launched a major new product earlier in 2021 and are working on further launches taking place in the coming months. This is in addition to our well-established database FSTA, used for researching food information in universities and food companies internationally.
Working primarily with the Head of Marketing and Engagement and the Senior Marketing Executive, the Marketing Assistant supports the delivery of planned and ad hoc activities across all marketing channels, to help achieve IFIS targets for educational activities, renewals and new sales. This includes supporting the new product launches.
This is a 12 month contract, with the potential for extension. The role is full-time, 37 hours per week, with a salary of £20,000-£23,000. This position is hybrid, with a mixture of working from home and working from the office in Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham.
Example activities include but are not limited to:
Skills and experience (essential)
Skills and experience (desirable)
To apply for this position, please send your CV along with a covering letter to Claire Peggs , HR Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Sunday 31st October 2021
We are currently recruiting for a Treasurer with a background in financial management, investment and defined benefit pension schemes to join the IFIS Board of Trustees. We are looking for someone who holds, or has recently held, a senior finance position and has some familiarity with charity finances. Please see the recruitment pack for details of the role, background about IFIS, and how to apply.
This is a voluntary role that involves attending quarterly meetings and providing occasional advice and support. No previous experience of serving on a Board is required, as we will provide training. The role involves  contributing to the strategic direction of our organisation and  ensuring that management are delivering relevant and effective support to scientists, technologists and engineers around the world. There are also formal statutory duties associated with the role, which are detailed in the job descriptions.
Based at Winnersh Triangle near Reading (UK), IFIS is a not-for-profit academic publishing organisation established in 1968. We are committed to:
Our flagship product is FSTA, a interdisciplinary database of scientific and technological information relating to food, beverages and nutrition. FSTA is used for research and teaching all over the world, including by 8 of the top 10 universities for food science (Shanghai ranking, 2020). In 2021, we launched IFIS Collections, a new information research tool designed for scientists in the food industry.
IFIS is an accredited Investors in People organisation and signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge in 2020, making a public commitment to reducing stigma around mental health and to making sure IFIS is a safe, supportive and open environment.
We are delighted to have received a Gold Medal from EcoVadis following a recent sustainability assessment which looked at our policies, practices and measures on the environment, labour and human rights, and ethics.
IFIS is also committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion and eliminating unlawful discrimination for all. As our diversity and inclusion statement and equal opportunity policy illustrate, we are committed to a culture of fairness and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation, and any combination of these.
Learn about why IFIS was founded back in 1968, our mission, leadership team and trustees, and the partners with whom we work to reach food communities worldwide.Learn more