Royal Society of Chemistry

Awards Programme Officer

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£29,779 - £33,088 per annum plus benefits
21 Mar 2019
09 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


The Royal Society of Chemistry seeks an Awards Programme Officer to join us on a full-time (35-hour week) temporary basis for eighteen months, based at our Science Park Cambridge office (free onsite parking and close to the guided busway and Cambridge North railway station).

 The Royal Society of Chemistry is an internationally renowned publisher of high quality chemical science knowledge and the professional body for chemists in the UK, with a thriving international community of over 50,000 members in 125 countries and over 550 staff. As a not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest all of our income to achieve our charitable objectives to support the chemical sciences community and advance chemistry.

 We have strong links with the people teaching and practising chemistry in schools, colleges, universities and industry.  We are the biggest non-governmental investor in chemistry education in the UK, we accredit over 95 per cent of chemistry degrees in the UK and Ireland, we support over 300 small and medium sized companies in the chemical sciences and we are a powerful advocate for the chemical sciences at the government level influencing science, education and innovation policy. 

 As Awards Programme Officer, you will support a range of activities, with a particular focus on our Prizes and Awards Programme, providing support also for our grants and conferences. This includes coordinating nomination and selection processes as well as meetings and events. 

 Following a comprehensive review of our programmes to recognise excellence and achievements in the chemical sciences, you will be part of a team working to implement recommendations to shape the future of RSC prizes, awards and other forms of recognition.  

We are looking for:    


  • Background in science and/or science programme management and administration.
  • Strong project and time management skills.
  • Ability to deliver multiple projects in parallel and involving internal and external stakeholders.
  • Customer focussed approach with excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrable ability to work both as part of multifunctional teams and independently.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Good IT skills and abilities. 


  • Background in or awareness of aspects of the research and innovation environment e.g. research funding, higher education reform, public engagement with science, science and the economy.
  • Experience interacting with people at a variety of levels in different sectors. 

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will reward your contribution with excellent benefits.

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


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