Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£40828 - £45363 per annum
Permanent
Job description
Programme Manager, Education Policy

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to advance excellence in the chemical sciences, with a thriving global community of hundreds of thousands of people who love chemistry. An internationally renowned publisher of high-quality chemical science knowledge, we are also the professional body for chemists and the biggest non-governmental investor in chemistry education in the UK, with strong links to schools, colleges, universities and industry.

Position: Programme Manager, Education Policy
Location: Cambridge or London
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 35 per week
Salary: £40,828 - £45,363 FTE 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: 26th September 2021

About the Role:

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a not-for-profit organisation with a thriving international community of over 50,000 members, an internationally renowned publisher of high-quality chemical science knowledge and the professional body for chemists in the UK. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy, and we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

The RSC provides advice, resources, and practical support to learners and educators in schools, colleges, and universities around the world. In the UK, we are the largest non-governmental funder of chemistry education and we influence government policy to ensure that opportunities to develop skills meet the unique needs of chemistry.

As a Programme Manager for Education Policy for the RSC, you will work with teams across the organisation and will oversee our programme to influence education policy. This includes dissemination to policymakers and other stakeholders, community engagement, the development of policy positions, and conducting research. The range of activity covers all stages of education from primary to undergraduate, including vocational and technical routes, in the UK and Ireland. You will a small team, and will engage with other staff, contractors, partner organisations and external advisors, managing a budget of approximately £50k.

About You:

- A degree in chemistry or a related subject; or demonstrable understanding of chemistry that will support oversight of chemistry curriculum development to degree level.
- Knowledge and experience of education systems, policy and practise in the UK (an awareness of international education systems and policy is desirable).
- Experience in policy communications, able to effectively influence and pitch a message to an audience (verbally and in writing) and communicate complex ideas on various levels.
- Proven ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships, developing networks and creating opportunities with tact and diplomacy.
- Proven ability to work effectively, managing and delivering complex programmes of activities, demonstrating planning, budget management, prioritisation, critical judgement and composure under pressure.

The contractual base for this role is our Cambridge or London office (spending around 4-6 days a month at the other office), however we are about to enter a period of 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. The role will require travel throughout the UK and Ireland, which may involve occasional weekend and non-core working hours, in line with guidance.

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

You may have experience of the following: Programme Manager, Education Policy, Programme Management, Project Manager, Project Management, Chemistry, Education Systems, Policy Communications, etc.

Ref: 102 861
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Posted on: 15 September 2021
Closing date: 27 September 2021
Job ref: 102 861
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