SW1Y, London
£34,884 - £43,605 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science across the wide breadth of research areas.


The scientific programme is one of the core strands of the Royal Society’s work and this role will primarily focus on the planning and delivery of its international programme of scientific meetings. Working with the Head of Scientific Programmes and the Scientific Programmes Manager, the post holder will lead the delivery of activities supporting the Society’s international strategy. This includes but is not limited to bilateral international scientific meetings, international lectures and other networking events or programmes.


Proven experience of delivering complex high-profile events is essential, as is an ability to quickly build strong working relationships with internal colleagues and external international partners at all levels. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional organisation and communication skills and be used to managing competing priorities and expectations. Experience in working with scientists or government officials would be advantageous.


Reports to: Scientific Programmes Manager with a dotted line to Director of International Affairs

Line manages: Scientific Programme Officer, International

Location: Carlton House Terrace, London, plus hybrid working (domestic and international travel likely to be required 3-6 times per year)

Hours: 35 hours per week (including some evening and weekend working)

Duration: Permanent 

The post holder will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

**Under the UK Governments Points Based System, this role does not meet the criteria to be sponsored by The Royal Society for a Skilled Worker Route application.


In return we offer flexible working arrangements, extensive scope for career development and a comprehensive package of benefits including:

  • 30 days’ holiday (plus three nominated days)
  • Generous pension provision (defined contribution scheme)
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Subsidised medical and dental insurance
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Employee Assistance Programme


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Refreshed on: 24 October 2021
Closed date: 05 November 2021
Job ref: 2021-1477
Tags: Operations

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