The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science across the wide breadth of research areas.
The scientific programme is one of the core strands of the Royal Society’s work;
The Society is looking to recruit a professional and enthusiastic individual to join the team as Scientific Programmes Officer. The individual will need to have a passion for science and a desire to work with some of the world’s leading scientists. Experience of events management is essential.
Working with the Head of Section and Scientific Programmes Manager, the post holder will manage a varied portfolio of events, activities and projects and will have responsibility for planning, marketing and communication, quality control, budgetary control, delivery and evaluation of the programmes and activities under their remit.
The post holder will also be expected to contribute to other projects outside their remit to aid the team’s activities as a whole.
To apply, please submit a detailed covering letter (no more than one page) and CV.
The covering letter and CV should clearly outline the following:
Applications that do not follow this guidance will not be progressed.
Reports to: Scientific Programmes Manager or Head of Scientific Programmes
Line manages: None
Location: Carlton House Terrace, London (travel to Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire required 1-2 times a month including some overnight stays. This role will include out of hours working which will be compensated for in an allowance)
Hours: 35 hours per week (including some evening and weekend working)
Salary: £29,376 plus unconsolidated allowance of £2,000 per annum
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Interview dates: 1 & 2 November 2018
Education / qualifications / knowledge / interests
Graduate calibre with suitable administrative or office experience
Excellent knowledge of office systems and procedures, including computer skills in Microsoft Office and databases
An interest in events management
An interest in science, mathematics, technology and its broader social significance
An understanding of the world wide web and online communication and marketing
Experience of working in a team environment
Experience of events management
Experience of producing promotional material for a variety of media (including web)
Experience of managing a budget
Experience of project evaluation
Experience of managing contractors working on outsourced projects
Experience of establishing & maintaining a network of contacts
Experience of setting up committee meetings and preparing agenda & minutes
Experience of administering selection processes, for example for grants or awards
Experience of project management
Experience of identifying and targeting a variety of audiences
Able to work in a non-smoking environment
Able to be flexible about working hours, including working evenings and weekends on occasion and travel between Royal Society premises
Competency levels – Pay Band C role
Working with others
Managing people and relationships