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Education Coordinator

Royal Society of Chemistry
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£39,925 - £44,359 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Royal Society of Chemistry have a fantastic opportunity for an Education Coordinator to join us on a full-time permanent basis.

Working as part of the Education team, you will be supporting our strategic goals through regional engagement and delivery across the UK, with a focus on the East of England (with additional regular travel to the Midlands and London). 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, highlighting best practice in schools' engagement activities.

Working on our education strategic programmes, you will support our strategic goals of increasing our impact with under-represented and marginalised groups. You will be responsible for managing projects that focus on supporting teachers in secondary schools in areas of high socio-economic deprivation.

This role will require extensive travel; attending and running events for teachers and trainee teachers, working with members, and meeting stakeholders. This may involve weekends and non-core working hours.

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 on an ad-hoc basis. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.
To be successful, you must have

  • 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.

A full job description is available here.

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. 

About the RSC
A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans over 180 years, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has an ambitious international 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.

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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