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Strategic Programme Manager (Publishing)

Royal Society of Chemistry
£46,697 - £51,887 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
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We develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities. We bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists. And we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all.

We are seeking a highly motivated professional with strong strategic acumen and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to coordinate the programme management of the publishing businesses strategic initiatives and change management activities to ensure the desired business outcomes are achieved.

The Strategic Programme Manager position has a strategic role within the organisation working closely with key stakeholders across the business to development and deliver the Publishing Strategy via the delivery roadmap.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of programme and project management and will use this experience to develop strategic priorities. 

We are looking for:


  • Significant experience of programme and project management, roadmap development and management, directing strategic recommendations and decisions
  • Experience working across multiple projects and implementations at the same time and able to accurately choose the appropriate project management methodology for the task in hand.
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of our customers and their requirements
  • Experience in business impact and KPI development and reporting
  • Experience in risk management and mitigation
  • A good honours degree (in science preferred)
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with and influence key stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A sound knowledge of budgets and cost management
  • Good organisational and time-management skills, together with the ability to work under pressure
  • Deadline orientated and goal-driven complimented with sensitivity to the high quality standards and reputation management.
  • Effective negotiation and stakeholder management skills to proactively meet our customers’ needs, delivers on agreed commitments and takes ownership for resolving issues quickly with a focus on the outcome for the business.


  • Project Management qualifications and training
  • Experience in STM publishing

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

This is a Permanent full-time (35-hour week) position, based at our Cambridge office in the UK, with some national and international travel.

The contractual base for this role is Cambridge, however we are currently embracing hybrid working, and therefore you will have the opportunity 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

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