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Education Coordinator

Royal Society of Chemistry
Homeworking (UK); London (UK); United Kingdom
£38,389 - £42,652 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Details

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) seeks an Education Coordinator for Community Development on a full-time (35-hour week) permanent basis.


About the Royal Society of Chemistry:

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans over 180 years, the Royal Society of Chemistry has an ambitious vision for the future. Around the world, we invest 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:

Working in the Education Community Development team you will help to develop and maintain new propositions and community networks for key audiences, with an initial focus on student and early career teachers. You will also support the delivery of education projects on a local basis across either the Midlands or South East England and will engage with our local members to act as advocates for chemistry, showcasing best practice in schools engagement activities.


What 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, the teacher training and early career pathways and a breadth of knowledge of the education systems in the UK and Ireland.
  • 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.

As an organisation we are currently embracing hybrid working, and you can be based at our London office or homeworking/remote working in 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 as needed for their role. This role will require extensive travel; visiting schools, working with members, meeting stakeholders and attending events across the Midlands or South East England. This may involve weekends and non-core working hours.

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

If you are interested, 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.

Company info
Royal Society of Chemistry
01223 432441
Thomas Graham House
Science Park
Milton Road

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