London, Greater London
£35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The opportunity

The Worshipful Company of Salters’ is currently seeking to appoint an Awards and Alumni Programme Manager to lead and oversee the awards and prizes from its flagship charity, the Institute for Industrial Chemistry, develop the alumni community and ongoing engagement, as well as contribute to other Company educational activities.

Company and Institute overview

First licensed in 1394, The Salters’ Company has its origins in the salt trade of medieval London. This later developed to a commitment to chemistry and, more broadly, science education. The Salters’ Institute of Industrial Chemistry, a charitable organisation within the Company, was founded as a response to the education of soldiers returning from WW1. Since 1918 the Institute has established a reputation for excellence, working with a range of partners including the Royal Society of Chemistry and the University of York. The Institute’s influence stretches across the world. Its aims are clear: to promote the appreciation of, and interest in, chemistry and the related sciences amongst young people and to encourage chemistry-based careers. The Salters’ Institute delivers numerous initiatives including its Festivals of Chemistry, Awards Programme, and Curriculum Development. In 2020, the Institute launched its new Education Strategy in which the Awards and Alumni Programme Manager has a key role.

The role

The Programme Manager, reporting to the Head of Education, has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Institute’s Awards and Alumni Programme. The Programme Manager will maintain the existing portfolio of awards, and explore new strategies and activity to engage current and previous Salters’ Award and Prize winners. This role will involve proactively building and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships. The Awards and Alumni Programme offers the opportunity to combine face-to-face and digital engagement. The role of the Awards and Alumni Programme Manager sits in the Education Team, which has five members in total.


  • £35,000 plus (depending on experience)
  • 25 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension – matched with employer contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Life insurance cover
  • Interest free season ticket loan



  1. Develop the implementation/ delivery plan for new and existing awards/prizes in line with the Institute’s Education Strategy.
  2. Develop the annual provision for Salters’ Alumni in line with the Institute’s Education Strategy.

Programme Management

  1. Lead on the delivery of the A level, Graduate, Centenary Awards and Technician Awards, and support with the Todd-Salters’ Scholarship and City and Guilds Prize. 
  2. Oversee the full Awards Programme cycle from advertising awards to notification of award and prize winners.
  3. Implement and develop project plans to ensure that time specific milestones for the delivery of the programme are met.
  4. Manage the work of Awards Panellists contributing to the Awards programmes, including briefing/training, provision of candidates’ packs and news updates.
  5. Support the Awards Panel by preparing interview papers and arranging for the payment of expenses to Panel Members.
  6. Prepare documents and correspondence relating to selection and interview, and correspond with candidates, nominators, schools and universities.
  7. Coordinate and arrange the interviews and school visits, managing arrangements for candidates and panel members.
  8. Plan, develop and deliver the Annual Awards Ceremony with the support of colleagues.
  9. Plan, develop and deliver new and existing events as part of the offering to Alumni.
  10. Develop and maintain a reporting framework, providing monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc reports to fit specific needs of internal and external stakeholders.
  11. Coordinate and liaise with colleagues and partners to ensure the effective implementation of the Awards and Alumni Programme including compliance in relation to Safeguarding, health and safety, legal, GDPR, and programme-related consent forms.
  12. Develop Awards and Alumni Programme policies and procedures in line with the Institute guidelines and Company’s aims and objectives.
  13. Identify, review, and manage risks, providing mitigation actions and regular updates.
  14. Develop and maintain KPIs and KPMs to capture and measure the impact and outcomes of the programme.
  15. Create and maintain effective review, monitoring and evaluation frameworks and processes throughout the full Awards and Alumni Programme cycle, facilitating internal and external evaluation of impact of all programmes in line with annual reporting requirements.


  1. Manage the budgets for the Awards and Alumni Programme, ensuring accurate and detailed reporting of income and expenditure.
  2. Investigate and explore potential new funding streams, developing funding proposals in conjunction with the Head of Education.

Stakeholder Management and Networking

  1. Build effective working relationships with internal and external Awards and Alumni Programme stakeholders including previous winners, students, teachers, technicians, senior leaders in education and industry, university teaching and outreach staff, funders and Company members.
  2. Coordinate with internal stakeholders to ensure the internal visibility of the Awards and Alumni Programme.


  1. Develop key messaging and content of all programme-related communications, with appropriate language and tone for the designated target audience.  
  2. Collaborate with the Communications Officer to develop Comms Plans that engage and build relevant, appropriate and engaging content for social media channels and our websites.
  3. Support and be an active presence in networks and fora that promote innovative practice in science education and outreach.
  4. Undertake any reasonable responsibilities from time to time as required by the Head of Education to reflect the changing needs of the Company and Institute.

Additional security pre-employment checks

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check due to regulated activity involving children.

Refreshed on: 04 February 2021
Closed date: 18 February 2021
Tags: Admin, Project Management

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