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Brain Bee Ambassadors wanted!

Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to contribute to and support the growing initiative that aims to promote neuroscience education and career in schools? Then join us!

Currently, we are looking for the following volunteer roles:

Brain Bee Ambassador

Are you interested in neuroscience communication and engagement with schools? British Brain Bee is a non-profit organisation that runs outreach neuroscience initiatives in the UK. Our goal is to promote the advancement of neuroscience education at schools. We do this by running an annual competition called the British Brain Bee.

Your role

This year we are expanding massively and we have many ambitious plans. One of them is to visit schools first in Greater London and then in other cities, give talks to students about neuroscience research, career, and of course the Brain Bee competition. As a scientist would you like to become a Brain Bee Ambassador in your region? Your duties would be to:

  • Promote the Brain Bee and neuroscience in schools of your region
  • Organise a regional Brain Bee competition and select a regional winner
  • Visit schools in your region
  • Fundraise for the initiative
  • Have fun…bzzz!

If you want to join us, email at info@brainbee-uk.com !

Hi there!
Charity Vacancies

Volunteer Fundraiser x 5


Job specification

Currently we are looking for a Volunteer Fundraiser located anywhere in the UK.

Job role

  • To achieve income and expenditure targets that will secure long term resources for the Charity.
  • To design and run a programme of key/high profile activities and events to raise income and awareness for the Charity, managing all aspects of fundraising strategy.
  • To conceive and develop new fundraising events.
  • To achieve personal fundraising targets as agreed with the Volunteer Manager.
  • To assist with the support of event participants (general public), and be the first point of contact for any fundraising enquiries.
  • To assist with key areas of administration including data entry, record keeping and letter writing as well as to collate and send fundraising materials upon request.


Graphic Designer  


Job specification

We are looking for a brilliant Graphic Designer to help us create study material for secondary school children and promotional material for our events and social media. You will be able to showcase the work of our partners in a creative and engaging manner, while delivering our core messages.

The successful applicant will already have:

  • Knowledge and experience in using Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Able to put together functional and interesting page layouts from scratch as well as the ability to follow pre-designed templates.
  • Must be able to work under own initiative and as part of a team
  • A creative thinker, able to communicate their ideas clearly and efficiently
  • Able to create eye-catching posters, brochures, etc.



Digital Marketing Officer


Job specification

Currently we are looking for a Digital Marketer located anywhere in the UK. You will be researching and writing up stories and news from neuroscience field to post as blogs and web pages and adapt for social media. You’ll also be helping with our publications, events, appeals and campaigns, corporate sponsorship stewardship and increasing our outreach. You will need to hit the ground running and be comfortable with supporting a busy team with multiple, ongoing projects.

We are looking for someone with journalistic writing skills, an understanding of how social media works, good organisational abilities and an interest in international development. Good writing and editing skills are essential, as is some experience or training in communications work.

Ideally you will have used a Content Management System (WordPress) and social media management software. Experience of using Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Elements/Pro) is highly desirable. Above all you will be passionate about connecting people to our cause and inspiring them to act.

Join our team of awesome volunteers! All administrative volunteers get admission to one class per month for free and get the added bonus of working with awesome people FOR SCIENCE!
Other available positions
Social Media Manager


  • Post to various social media sites on behalf of Brain Bee
  • Respond to posts on various social media sites
  • Work on expanding social media presence of Brain Bee
  • Help analyze marketing data


  • Photograph at the Brain Bee events
  • Collaborate with Writers to provide photos for blog content
  • Edit and submit photos to Google Drive
Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinator will work with the Chief Executive Officer and the Events Committee to oversee all events at the Brain Bee. This includes classes, discussion groups, and regional and national competition. This position requires regular email communication and occasional attendance of events and meetings.

Funding Director

The Funding Director is primarily responsible for seeking out funding opportunities and persuasively communicating Brain Bee’s mission and programs to potential funders. Much of this work can be done remotely, and bimonthly participation in Executive meetings is mandatory. Your main role will be to develop, draft, and submit grant proposals to grant-making organizations such as foundations.

Volunteer Coordinator
 The Volunteer Coordinator will work directly with the Chief Executive Officer  to coordinate all of the volunteer needs of the organization. This includes recruiting volunteers for projects, new volunteer positions for the team, and volunteers for individual events. Much of this work can be done remotely.
Teacher Outreach Coordinator

The Teacher Outreach Coordinator will work with the Chief Executive Officer and Education Director. This position includes seeking out volunteer teachers and supporting those teachers in the development of new and existing neuroscience lessons. Must be comfortable starting conversations with strangers about the awesomeness of the Brain Bee! This position requires regular email communication and attendance of events and meetings.

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact a Volunteer Manager Martyna Petrulyte at m.petrulyte.14@aberdeen.ac.uk.

Positions at IYNA

There are many benefits to joining the IYNA. Any IYNA member under 26 years old can become a contributor to the MYELIN Initiative, submit articles to the IYNA journal, and apply for positions within the IYNA.

One of the most important parts of the IYNA is our chapter system, as an IYNA chapter allows you to share your love and passion for neuroscience with your school/community. Requirements to be an IYNA chapter are quite flexible; the only neccesity is that neuroscience is a major part of the club. There are many things that a chapter can do, including experiments, outreach to your community, working on IYNA projects, or preparing for the Brain Bee. Free activity guides will soon be available to download alongside our chapter handbook. All clubs will have self-autonomy, and be considered official chapters of the IYNA, providing an international network for students to connect with each other. Our organization will help in the development of chapter clubs and surrounding networks. If you have questions about starting a chapter club at your school, please email chapters@youthneuro.org to receive more information on the club establishment process.

We are also looking for prominent professionals to serve on our advisory board. If you are interested, please contact us via info@youthneuro.org with your resume attached.

The International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) is an international network of high school students with a passion for the study of neuroscience. Originally brought together by the USA Brain Bee, we are working to foster a passion for neuroscience in high school students around the globe. By inspiring youth to study the brain, we seek to inspire the next generation of neurologists, neuroscientists, and neurosurgeons to tackle some of the most important questions in neuroscience today. We are working to further our mission by connecting neuroscience clubs, publishing a monthly neuroscience journal, and creating a comprehensive high school curriculum in neuroscience.


British Brain Bee

Registered charity number 1175560