Education Policy Specialist .
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. The UK’s professional body for chemical scientists with over 50,000 members we reach millions of people every year through media and public outreach. We believe that everyone should have access to a high-quality chemistry education, which is engaging, inspiring and relevant. Our activities encompass formal and informal science and chemistry education from primary schools through to professional development in the work place.
Position: Education Policy Specialist
Location: Cambridge or London (You can be based in our Cambridge office, as long as you can spend around 4-6 days per month in London or you can be based in our London office, spending around 4-6 days per month in Cambridge, with occasional travel throughout the UK and Ireland required).
Job type: Full-Time, Permanent
Hours: 35-hour per week
Salary: £33,662 to £37,402 (plus £3,974 London allowances if based at our London office) per annum plus benefits
Benefits: 35-hour (for full-time staff) working week, learning and career development, subsidised staff restaurant (Cambridge office), staff sports and social club, generous paid holidays, substantial contributory pension scheme, free private healthcare plan, income protection scheme, critical illness insurance, life assurance, free on-site parking (Cambridge office), season ticket, car/motor cycle and cycle to work schemes, membership subscription, employee assistance programme, eye-care at work scheme, wellness initiatives, flexible work environment, employee recognition, long service awards, membership subscription to professional body and RSC, two discounted staff flats on-site (Cambridge office) and more.
Closing Date: 13 January 2019
About the role:
As an Education Policy Specialist, you will work with teams across the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and you will actively engage with staff, contractors and partner organisations to influence and develop education policy and manage related projects. You will also assist with the construction of budgets for the projects you manage and monitor those budgets on a day-to-day basis.
- A degree in chemical science is desirable or a related science degree or equivalent.
- Good knowledge of primary, secondary and tertiary education systems, academic and vocational, policy and practise in the UK is essential, and an appreciation of international variations is desirable.
- Experience of policy work, particularly writing for policy audiences is desirable.
- Ability to conduct policy research projects, compile and analyse information.
- Proven ability to work effectively as a member of diverse teams and on your own.
- Good project and time management skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise work, and to meet deadlines under pressure.
- Creativity and the ability to generate ideas.
- Close attention to detail and high standards of excellence.
- A proven ability to successfully manage internal and external relationships, developing networks and creating opportunities with tact and diplomacy.
You may have experience of the following: Education Policy Specialist, Education Policy Manager, Education Policy Officer, Policy Manager, Policy Management, Project Management, Education Policy, Education Policy Analyst, Policy Advisor, Policy Officer, Education Policy Officer, Higher Education Policy, Chemistry, etc