• Closing date 15 Sep 2019
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Contract

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) seeks a Manager, Regions to join us on a full-time (35 hours) or part-time (minimum 28 hours) temporary (maternity cover) basis. You can be based at our Cambridge or London office or home-based in the UK, and will travel within the UK and Ireland. You will occasionally work on weekends and during non-core working hours, with some scope for flexible working, to meet needs.


The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the largest non-government supporter of chemistry education in the UK, and we reach millions of people every year through media and public outreach. Our activities encompass formal and informal education from primary science in schools through preparing for your next career move. We believe that everyone should have access to a high quality chemistry education that is engaging, inspiring and relevant.


As Manager, Regions you will work with teams across the RSC, and will oversee the delivery of our activities supporting engagement with chemistry and our networks from a local and national perspective.  You will also be responsible for a budget of approximately £800k (mainly staff), with £50k signing authority.


The team includes approximately six direct reports, plus up to 18 FTEs employed directly by the RSC or via contracts with partner organisations. You will call with RSC Programme Managers, Education Coordinators and contractors, meet stakeholders and attend events, especially in: 

  • Scotland
  • North of England and the Midlands
  • South of England
  • Wales and South West England
  • Ireland 

We are looking for:     

  • Proven strategic leadership and management skills
  • A science degree is essential, ideally in chemical science
  • Demonstrable knowledge of primary, secondary and tertiary education systems, policy and practice in the UK is essential, and an appreciation of international variations
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of diverse cross-functional teams in a complex environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical judgement, resilience, and composure under pressure
  • Proven ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships and people
  • Excellent project and time management skills including the ability to plan and prioritise work, and to meet deadlines
  • Confident with negotiating and managing contracts
  • Highly customer focused with experience of developing a wide range of products and services
  • Creative approach to problem-solving
  • Demonstrable ability to generate and critically evaluate ideas
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to different audiences on various levels 

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a great organisation to work for and offers excellent benefits


If interested, please apply before the end of our closing date.

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