Accreditation & Chartered Status Specialist

  • Closing date 27 Aug 2019
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for an Accreditation & Chartered Status Specialist to join our Accreditation & Careers team on a permanent full-time basis. You will be based at our Science Park Cambridge office (free onsite parking, and close to the guided busway and Cambridge North train station), with UK and occasional overseas travel.


As Accreditation & Chartered Status Specialist you will be responsible for: 

  • Project managing the UK academic accreditations programme and occasional overseas accreditations.
  • Updating standards of academic accreditation and associated links in the public interest.
  • Raising awareness of academic accreditation and its importance throughout the chemistry community, especially amongst learners.
  • Project managing individual applications for Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist and contributing to the membership and industry strategies through implementation of CPD policy.
  • Updating and maintaining standards associated with Chartered Chemist within a framework and increasing support mechanisms for this award alongside the Professional Standards Specialist.
  • Advising various stakeholders and external partners (e.g. universities, applicants, CChem candidates, colleagues) on RSC qualifying processes. 

The RSC 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:



  • Possess a degree in the chemical sciences and to be (or be eligible for) RSC membership and CChem.
  • Consolidated knowledge of science and professional key skills through postgraduate employment.
  • Able to develop a comprehensive understanding of degree courses and qualifications in chemical sciences.
  • An awareness of the range of universities offering chemical science programmes.
  • Able to apply own knowledge critically and to evaluate data relating to education and training in an accurate and equitable manner.
  • Able to interact and network competently with RSC colleagues, members on committees, senior university staff, employers of chemists and peers at other professional bodies.
  • Able to pursue strategic projects that enhance RSC qualifying standards.
  • Able to identify and drive forward opportunities for improvement to established processes and procedures.
  • Able to guide external bodies (e.g. licensing bodies, companies) on how their education and training provision can map to RSC qualifying standards.
  • Able to provide reasoned opinion and objective advice to applicants / assessors and mentors on Chartered qualifying aspects.


  • Broad knowledge of overseas qualifications to be seen as an expert in this field to ensure UK undergraduate education is appropriate.

The Royal Society of Chemistry supports development and offers excellent benefits.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply by the closing date.


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