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Education Programmes Assistant

Royal Society of Chemistry
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£26,107 - £29,007 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Details

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) seeks an Education Programmes Assistant to join us on a permanent full-time (35-hours week) basis

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 also be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend our offices and travel as needed for your role. In this role you will attend our offices at least 2 days per week on an ad-hoc basis (initially more frequently to support your induction). If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.

The Education Programmes Assistant will provide support for the work of our Education team by providing day-to-day customer services and administrative support to help maintain excellent service delivery.

The Education team delivers support to the teaching community through a wide range of programmes and services. This includes Teach Chemistry, our service for secondary schools, grants and competitions including the UK Chemistry Olympiad, professional development opportunities, regional support, resource publishing and Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarships administered on behalf of the Department for Education in England. The Education Programmes Assistant will provide administrative support for programmes within the Education team’s work, as well as providing day-to-day customer service and delivering small projects to support the development of programmes where required.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proactive approach to effective customer support.
  • Strong administration skills and excellent IT skills particularly with regard to MS Office. Excel, Outlook and Teams
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail to keep accurate records, manage data and produce reports and able to work effectively on your own and as a member of diverse teams.
  • Familiarity with financial processes.
  • Competency in supporting multi-system operational programmes.
  • Understanding of candidate selection processes including GDPR compliance.
  • A basic understanding or interest in science education in the UK and Ireland.

When applying, please 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 here

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.


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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