We are hiring

The Byron Society is looking for two Society Co-ordinators to support the Director with organising events and managing communications.

As the Director is currently based abroad, and as the scope of our activities is expanding, the Society has decided to create two new roles to support her with the smooth running of the Society.

The Role

We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive postgraduates or ECRs. This diverse role will offer substantial networking opportunities within the Romanticism field, and provide valuable experience of a number of key soft skills relating to communications and event organization, together with useful ‘outreach’ experience.

Applicants must be based within the UK and preferably within or close to London as a key part of the role is attending the in-person evening Society Lectures in London.

Applicants do not need to be Byronists, but an interest in Lord Byron’s life and works, and his wider circle, will be an advantage.

We are looking to hire Society Co-ordinatorsfor an initial period of 2 years, with a fixed annual payment of £2,500 (paid quarterly).

The role is flexible and part-time, and the hours will vary (for example some weeks there will be no work at all whereas the annual Newstead Abbey Conference will require 2 full days). We appreciate that everyone has prior commitments, and will work with you to ensure everyone has a clear idea of responsibilities and can plan ahead.


  • Supporting with event coordination
    • Attending all online events as tech support
    • Liaising with online event speakers to collect and prepare slides
    • Attending all in-person events and acting as host when Director cannot attend (including collecting ticket payments, helping guests get settled, helping speaker set up, helping with Q&A sessions, helping collect refreshments in advance when needed, and generally keeping events running smoothly)
    • Helping with the organization and running of the Newstead Abbey Conference
  • Supporting with society administration
    • Event preparation (venue booking, facilities liaison, etc)
    • Society communications (emails and social media)
    • New Member liaison (welcome emails, LUP update)
    • Membership management (updating and maintaining membership records, tracking payments, etc)
    • Society projects, including:
      • Statue Rennovation Fundraising project admin support
      • Art Award project admin support
  • Marketing
    • Special projects
      • SEO keywords and backlinking project
      • Byron social posts calendar
      • Society website overhaul and update
      • Statue Fundraising new website development

Application process:

Send a cover letter outlining why you would be interested in this role and why you would be suitable,  together with your CV, to the Director, Dr Emily Paterson-Morgan, at contact@thebyronsociety.com and emily@p-m.uk.com.

The deadline for applications is the 15th of November, with a view to the role starting in early January. Submissions will be evaluated by the Committee and then interviews will be organised in early December.

If you have any questions prior to submission or during the submission process, please contact Emily Paterson-Morgan directly emily@p-m.uk.com