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 contributionsto science across the wide breadth of research areas.
The scientific programme is one of the core strands of the Royal Society’s work;
- Our scientific meetings bring outstanding international scientists together to advance scientific knowledge and generate new ideas. We host around30 international, two-day conferences each year at our large central London location and smaller, residential setting in North Buckinghamshire.
- We support scientific collaboration by delivering a regular programme of high level bilateral international scientific meetings and international lectures (held both in the UK and internationally) with a range of leading scientific nations.
- The Society’smedals, awards and prize lectures recognise excellence in science and technology across the world and celebrate outstanding scientific achievement.
- The Fellows’ social programme provides opportunities for Fellows and Foreign Members to meet and engage with the Society and its 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:
- Why you would like to work for the Royal Society?
- Why this role specifically appeals to you?
- How your background and skills are suited to this role?
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
To be a member of Society’s web development team, working closely with Application and IT Services teams, to deliver secure, efficient applications and services.
The Junior Web Developer will principally support the work of the team to convert existing web applications to the SiteCore platform and the development of services on the MS Azure PaaS platform.
Reports to: Web Developer
Line manages: None
Location: Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Hours: 35 hours per week
Pay band: D
Closing date for applications: Monday 29 October 2018
Interview dates: 7, 8 & 9 November 2018