The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for an Education Coordinator to support our South East England activities, initially until December 2023.
The RSC is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences and the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists with over 49,000 members worldwide. 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.
As an Education Coordinator within our Education team, you will support our strategic goals through regional engagement and delivery within the South East of England. 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.
We are looking for someone with:
- 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.
- 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 (online and in-person) and experience and the ability to work independently.
- Experience of stakeholder relationship management.
As an organisation we are embracing hybrid working, and homeworking/remote working within the UK could be considered for this role. Applicants should be aware that there is an expectation that employees will attend the office and travel within the region as needed for their role. This role will require extensive travel throughout the region; visiting schools, working with members, meeting stakeholders and attending events. This may involve weekends and non-core working hours.
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If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of the closing date.
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