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Education Coordinator, Scotland

Royal Society of Chemistry
Scotland (GB)
£35,708 - £39,676 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
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The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) seeks an Education Coordinator to support our strategic goals through regional engagement and delivery within Scotland.

As an Education Coordinator for the Royal Society of Chemistry in Scotland, you will help to ensure our programmes are tailored and relevant to meet the needs of the different curricula and support our education communities through working with internal and external stakeholders. You will also support the delivery of key education projects on a local basis and engage with our local members to act as advocates for chemistry, showcasing best practice in schools’ engagement activities.

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans over 175 years, the Royal Society of Chemistry invests in the education of future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy, and we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

We provide advice, resources, and practical support to learners and educators in schools, colleges, and universities around the world. In the UK, we are the largest non-governmental funder of chemistry education and we influence government policy to ensure that opportunities to develop skills meet the unique needs of chemistry.

The role holder will:

  • Project management and delivery of projects developed specifically to support our local education community needs in line with our strategy.
  • Champion and advise on local curricula to ensure our education programmes remain relevant to teachers.
  • Develop successful partnerships and relationships with organisations and education stakeholders in the nation to support delivery of the plans.
  • Delivery of key projects on a local basis. 

We are looking for:

  • A degree in science, preferably in the chemical sciences, or an equivalent qualification, together with evidence of working with schools, ideally with a teaching qualification.
  • An understanding of school level, further and higher education and a breadth of knowledge of the education systems in the UK and Ireland together with a deep knowledge of the local curricula.
  • An understanding of customer requirements, including those of: school teachers; school students; FE teachers, HE academics and support staff; HE students; careers advisors; employers; governments and its agencies, and non-government bodies.
  • Good project management, communication, team working and presentation skills and experience and the ability to work independently.
  • Experience of stakeholder relationship management.

This opportunity is available on a temporary basis until July 2024, home-based within the UK/Scotland as this role will require extensive travel throughout Scotland, which may involve weekends and non-core working hours.

Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our Equal Opportunities Statement and Inclusive Culture Pledge and benefits.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our closing date.

View and download the full job description here.


The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.


The RSC has a broad range of diverse career opportunities. Our teams are highly motivated and successful with our employees citing 'the people' as the best thing about working at the RSC. Working for the RSC provides a great opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in science without working in a lab.

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01223 432441
Thomas Graham House
Science Park
Milton Road
United Kingdom
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