Royal Society of Chemistry

Schools Engagement Executive

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£29,195 - £32,439 per annum plus benefits
21 Dec 2017
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for a Schools Engagement Executive to join our Education Publishing team.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest non-government supporter of chemistry education in the UK. Our activities encompass formal and informal education from primary science in schools through to preparing for your next career move. We believe that everyone should have access to a high quality chemistry education that is engaging, inspiring and relevant.

As Schools Engagement Executive, you will build a rich understanding of community needs, engagement levels and customer satisfaction through regular research and monitoring.

Working with colleagues and external partners you will use these insights to plan and implement a programme of improvements to the RSC’s school engagement services. Whilst managing the day-to-day running of these services, you will also contribute to the development of an integrated RSC proposition for schools.

We are looking for:


  • A degree level qualification in science (ideally in chemistry) or science communication, or equivalent experience.
  • Effective project and time management skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise work, and to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Proven ability to develop working relationships and networks, acting with tact and diplomacy.
  • Customer-focussed approach with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of diverse teams and on one’s own.
  • Excellent IT skills and abilities.
  • Keen interest in science, scientists and the culture of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Creativity and the ability to generate ideas.
  • Close attention to detail and high standards of excellence.


  • Good understanding of primary and secondary education systems in the UK.
  • Experience of working on projects engaging with schools.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.

You will be based at our Cambridge office, but will also travel throughout the UK and Ireland. This is a permanent, full-time (35-hour week), job, and you will occasionally need to be available during weekends and non-core hours.

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support you in your career and reward your contribution with an excellent benefits package. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our closing date.

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