Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
London, Greater London
£42461 - £47178 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Policy Advisor

The Royal Society of Chemistry seeks a Policy Advisor to join us on a permanent basis. This role is available on a full-time or potentially part-time basis if role requirements can be met (please include your availability in your application).

Location: Cambridge or London
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £42,461 - £47,178 per annum plus benefits
Benefits: Excellent contributory pension scheme, generous paid holidays, 35-hour (for full-time staff) working week, learning and career development, subsidised staff restaurant (Cambridge office), staff sports and social club, free private healthcare plan, income protection scheme, critical illness insurance, life assurance, free on-site parking (Cambridge office), season ticket, car/motor cycle and cycle to work schemes, membership subscription, employee assistance programme, eye-care at work scheme, wellness initiatives, flexible work environment, employee recognition, long service awards, membership subscription to professional body and RSC and more.

Closing Date: 04/01/2022

About the Role:

The Policy Advisor is an exciting, fast-paced role, offering you the opportunity to work on topical policy issues and commission cutting-edge policy research, in order to further chemistry and the chemical sciences for the good of humanity.

As a Policy Advisor for the Royal Society of Chemistry you will manage commissioned research, analyse a range of evidence, manage relationships, develop and communicate policies in areas relevant to the chemical sciences, in particular innovation. You will develop good relationships with like-minded organisations and decision-makers in governments and parliaments, working closely with colleagues in the RSC. You will be part of the team responsible for preparing convincing cases to influence decision makers in areas that impact the chemical sciences, as well as responding in an agile way to relevant emerging issues.

About You:

We are looking for someone who understands how the UK Government and other key decision-makers develop policies affecting science and the practice of chemistry, in particular innovation in the chemical sciences.

The Royal Society of Chemistry will support your development and reward your contribution with competitive benefits, including excellent training, employee empowerment and the chance to make a positive difference to society.

The contractual base for this role is Cambridge or London, however we are currently piloting hybrid working, and you may be able to work from a location other than this, as agreed with your line manager. Applicants should be aware that there is an expectation that employees will attend the offices as needed for their role, and that permanent working arrangements away from the office may not be agreed in the future. There is scope for flexible working (particularly around start and finish times and homeworking) provided the needs of the role can be met. The role will involve UK travel, often, but not only to London and some evening and very occasional weekend work.

If you are an excellent communicator who quickly grasps both the big picture and the detail of a range of science policy issues affecting chemistry and can respond to new problems by effectively collaborating with others to solve them, we would love to hear from you.

You may have experience of the following: Policy Advisor, Research Advisor, Chemical Sciences, Chemistry, Science Policy, Chemical Science, Policy Officer, Regulatory Officer, Project Management etc.
Posted on: 03 December 2021
Closed date: 31 December 2021
Job ref: 105239
Tags: Policy/Research