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Senior Project Manager

Royal Society of Chemistry
Hybrid or Remote (UK based)
£45,646 - £55,788 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate.

Although this role is contractually based at our Cambridge office, you will be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend the office as needed for your role.


The role

We have a fantastic opportunity for 2x Senior Project Managers to join the Royal Society of Chemistry.

As a Senior Project Manager, you will play a crucial role in driving the successful delivery of complex projects within our organisation. You will be responsible for overseeing projects of significant size, scope, and complexity, often involving multiple stakeholders and cross-functional teams.

Your expertise in project management methodologies, strategic planning, and stakeholder engagement will be instrumental in achieving project objectives and contributing to the overall success of the organisation. You will report to the Project Management Team Leader and collaborate closely with senior management across the organisation to ensure alignment with directorate strategies and goals.

In this role it is expected that you will attend the office on an ad-hoc basis. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.


What we are looking for:

Essential Skills:

  • Proven experience in successfully managing complex projects from initiation to closure.
  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management abilities, with the capacity to effectively engage and influence both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Solid understanding of project budgeting, financial management, and resource allocation.
  • Proficient in risk management, change management, and problem-solving.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills, with the ability to navigate through ambiguity and make sound judgments.

Desirable Skills:

  • Professional certification in project management (e.g., PMP, Prince2, Agile certifications).
  • Experience with agile project management methodologies and frameworks.
  • Knowledge of industry-specific regulations, standards, and compliance requirements.
  • Familiarity with project management software and tools for planning, tracking, and reporting.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience in managing virtual or distributed project teams.

A full job description is available here.


About the RSC

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to advance chemical sciences. As a not-for-profit publisher, we reinvest surplus funds back into the global scientific community, supporting our purpose to help the chemical science community make the world a better place.

The RSC strives to continuously innovate its product and services to adapt to market and customer needs, maintain relevancy and diversify revenues from print journals. This requires a market-led and ‘outside-in’ thinking approach to product and service innovation.



At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we promote a healthy work/life balance and flexible working options across the organisation. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all employees including:

  • 26 days paid holiday per annum
  • 35-hour working week with flexible options
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Pension plan with up to 12% employer contributions (depending upon your contribution)
  • Life assurance at four times basic annual salary


If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date. When applying, you will need to provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills/ expertise match the competencies outlined in the Job Description. 

Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our benefits, equal opportunities statement and inclusive culture pledge.

At the RSC, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates.

As a part of the Disability Confident Scheme, we endeavour, where possible, to offer an interview to candidates meeting the essential criteria of the role, who has a substantial physical/mental impairment which impacts their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to all and as part of this, we are flexible in the ways we give and receive information. If you would like to apply using a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or on +44 (0) 1223 432229 and we will do our best to put any reasonable adjustments in place.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


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

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