Accreditation & Chartered Chemist Specialist

  • Closing date 22 Nov 2020
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Temporary

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has an opportunity for an Accreditation & Chartered Chemist Specialist to join our Accreditation & Careers team on a full-time (35-hour week) temporary basis to cover maternity leave from January 2021.


You will need to be able to initially work from home and then from our Cambridge office, travelling within the UK and occasionally overseas if required, in line with Covid-19 guidance.


As an Accreditation & Chartered Chemist Specialist for the RSC you will be responsible for: 

  • Delivering the UK and Ireland degree accreditations programme and helping with occasional overseas accreditations.
  • Raising awareness of degree accreditation and its importance throughout the chemistry community, especially among learners.
  • Managing individual applications for Chartered Chemist and contributing to the membership and industry strategies.
  • Updating and maintaining standards associated with Chartered Chemist within a framework and increasing support for this award, alongside the Professional Standards Specialist.
  • Advising stakeholders and external partners (e.g. universities, applicants, CChem candidates and colleagues) on RSC qualifying processes.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, an internationally-renowned publisher of high quality chemical science knowledge and the professional body for chemists in the UK. We connect the world of science to advance chemical knowledge for a better future.


We are looking for:



  • A degree in the chemical sciences.
  • An awareness of the range of universities offering chemical science programmes.
  • To be (or be eligible to be) a member of the RSC and CChem.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, with very good communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, accountability, time management and IT skills.
  • Able to support individuals and institutions to complete applications, guiding them through processes and contributing suggestions for improvements to processes.
  • Able to interact and network competently with RSC colleagues, members on committees, senior university staff, employers of chemists and peers at other professional bodies. 


  • A comprehensive understanding of degree courses and qualifications in the chemical sciences.
  • Able to develop a broad knowledge of overseas qualifications.
  • Able to provide reasoned opinion and objective advice to applicants/assessors and mentors on Chartered qualifying aspects.

At the Royal Society of Chemistry we support development and offer excellent benefits.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of the closing date.


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