The Royal Society of Chemistry
Job Type: Full-time, Maternity Cover (1 year)
Hybrid (Cambridge or London office) or Remote
About the RSC
A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans over 175 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. Our strategic mission for our education work is to empower communities to offer an excellent chemistry education to all, driving diversity and improving skills in the chemical sciences.
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 maternity and paternity leave
Paid volunteering days
Pension plan with up to 12% employer contributions (depending upon your contribution)
Life assurance at four times basic annual salary
We are looking for an Education Programme Manager, Research and Evidence to lead and develop the team that manages the research roadmap for education.
You will be a passionate advocate for evidence-based practice and decision making. You will provide leadership and coordination on key pieces of education research and evaluation and support education team colleagues undertaking their own research and evaluation. You will work closely with the Data and Insights team to commission research, disseminate best practice throughout the education team and connect our education research with wider organisation initiatives.
The role will require travel as required to support schools, meet with stakeholders, and attend events. This may involve weekends and non-core working hours.
What we are looking for:
Good working knowledge of STEM education and challenges facing teachers and learners in UK and Ireland, supported by a degree in the chemical sciences or an equivalent qualification.
Experience in developing, commissioning and managing customer research projects to inform programme development and/or policy work.
Experience in evaluation of education programmes together with the ability to interpret and present high quality written, oral and numerical information
Excellent team working, team leadership, management, and staff development.
Excellent project management skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise work, to meet deadlines, and to support allocation of work within a team of employees and suppliers
A full job description is available here.
If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date.
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