Birmingham, West Midlands
Coventry, West Midlands
Leicester, Leicester
Norwich, Norfolk
£30,053 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you enjoy engaging people in social change?

Do you believe in a world where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future?

Are you interested in working for a progressive and constantly evolving organisation?

Are you excited by the opportunity of using project development skills to work with our community of changemakers and innovators to develop their ideas into practical solutions?

We’re looking for an Area Manager to help us deliver an impactful, stimulating and inclusive programme of opportunities (including peer to peer) for RSA Fellows in the Midlands and East of England. You’ll be the main point of contact for Central Fellowship Councillors, working with them to develop and lead activity, support and connect Fellows and feed Fellows’ views into the organisation. Visit our website to find out more information about our Fellowship Council.

Key skills we’re looking for:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in participatory engagement
  • Ability to develop collaborative professional working relationships with people from a diverse range of professions and interests
  • Creative problem-solving, able to help turn people’s ideas into action
  • Keen interest in the RSA’s key research programmes. You can find out more about our programmes on our website.
  • Knowledge of the Central areas


Please note, this role is home-based and, when travel restrictions are lifted, will involve much travel across the three regions to support Fellows’ events.


To find out more about this role, please visit our website.


About Us

We are the RSA.  The royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce.  We’re committed to a future that works for everyone, a future where we all can participate in its creation. With over 250 years of heritage in making significant social impact, we bring together, our rigorous research, proven change process, influential ideas platforms and our global community of over 30,000 problem solvers united in a desire to deliver solutions for lasting change.


To achieve this, we ask everyone – our staff, our Fellowship, our collaborators, our partners and wider society – to commit to our values and world view, and strive to achieve genuine positive impact in our lives. This isn’t something we can achieve overnight. But we are asking you to join us all on this journey. The commitment you make now, is a commitment to be with us, to shape us, to challenge us, and to stimulate us all, to find better ways of thinking, acting and delivering change.


It represents the pact you sign when you join us. A pact that represents everything we do, every decision we make, and every action we take.


And it represents how we act. In a way that represents our values, with rigour and proven processes. A relentless spirit. Open minds, and an open door.


We bring to life our Commit to Impact brand idea through every organisational touchpoint, so we can ask everyone who interacts with us: will you?


We invite you to be part of this change. Join our community. Together, we’ll unite people and ideas to resolve the challenges of our time.


We offer great benefits, including 29 days holiday (plus bank holidays), additional wellbeing allowance, free fellowship throughout employment and lots more!



In order to apply, please click ‘apply for this job’ on our recruitment page and submit your CV. You will also be required to answer a series of questions. You do not need to submit a cover letter.


Please submit your application through the RSA website. We cannot accept applications via email. All applications will receive an automated response.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am 21 June 2021. Interviews will be in the week commencing 28 June. A second interview will follow in the week commencing 5 July if you are successful in these initial stages, to be arranged on a 1:1 basis.


Please note that we cannot accept late, incomplete applications, and we can only consider candidates who apply through the online application process.

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Posted on: 02 June 2021
Closed date: 21 June 2021
Job ref: Fellowship Areas and Engagement Manager (Central)
Tags: Advice, Information, Project Management