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We are recruiting!


We have one vacancy opening up at the Beckley Foundation: Communications Officer. The position will be based at Beckley Park, Oxford, and all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Communications Officer

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Communications Officer to help develop, deliver and evaluate our science and policy communications strategy.

You will enhance the visibility of the Foundation, raising awareness of our scientific research and drug policy reform through proactive and reactive public relations. You will be able to create and maintain strong relations with the national and international media and effectively communicate complex scientific or policy issues to both the layperson and professional. You will contribute to the research, writing and editing of our reports and publications, and manage the website content and social media. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to multitask between various projects.

Download the personal specification and full job description here.

Please send your CV and cover letter to

Application deadline is Monday 2nd October 2017

Scientific Assistant to the Director

Applications for the Scientific Assistant to the Director are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied; all applicants who made it through to the interview stage have now been contacted.

Thank you very much for your interest in the work of the Beckley Foundation. We are thrilled and encouraged by the positive response that our efforts have received.

The best way to keep informed about current activities and opportunities is through our digital media outlets (FacebookTwitter,  Youtube, Vimeo, Reddit, Instagram, ResearchGate, LinkedIn) and to sign up to our newsletter. Any open calls for volunteers, interns, or open positions in the future will be announced here and via these channels.

We are grateful for your support and interest!

Volunteer for research

Currently we are not recruiting any volunteers for research. We will announce all calls for participants through our newsletter and on our social media streams, so to stay informed sign up here and let us know how you would like to be involved. 

Volunteer to work for the Beckley Foundation

Occasionally opportunities arise to volunteer for the Beckley Foundation. There are various ways you can help, including:

  • Event outreach and setting up/manning a BF table at conferences and events
  • Fundraising
  • Translation of BF materials
  • Publishing, art and design work
  • Administrative/office work

Please first ensure you are eligible to work in the UK, as we are unfortunately unable to provide sponsorships for overseas applicants.

If there are other ways you would like to contribute, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We also periodically offer internship opportunities, both in policy and science areas. However, such positions are very rare, and we cannot guarantee placement.

If you would like to volunteer for the Beckley Foundation in the future, please contact us to be added to our volunteer email list. Please detail any specific interests, skills, or other potential contributions that you would like to offer. We will send out emails as opportunities arise. Thank you for your interest in contributing to our work.

Events/Other work

We are currently not recruiting any volunteers for events or other work.