Education Coordinator

Job Locations UK-London
Job Code
# of Openings
£33,002 - £36,669 salary per annum plus benefits, pro rata
Closing Date
Position Type
Temporary Full-Time


The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for an Education Coordinator to coordinate and promote our activities and to develop strong and effective networks of contacts across the education system, at a regional level, across South East England, including London.


The RSC is the largest non-government supporter of chemistry education in the UK, and our activities encompass formal and informal education from primary science in schools, through to preparing for your next career move. We believe that everyone should have access to a high quality chemistry education, which is engaging, inspiring and relevant. We invest in a number of projects and services to support chemistry teaching throughout the UK and Ireland.

As an Education Coordinator, you will work with schools to increase teacher access to and engagement with our products and services. You will also seek to influence and engage members to act as advocates for chemistry, showcasing best practice in schools’ engagement and public engagement activities within our network of local members.

You will be based at our London office and you will need to be able to travel extensively throughout the London and South East England as required, visiting schools, working with members, meeting stakeholders and attending events. This may involve weekends and non-core working hours.

This role is currently available on a full-time temporary maternity cover basis, currently until October 2018.

Your responsibilities will focus on: 

  • Building successful relationships with schools and teachers of chemistry within those schools.
  • Understanding the needs of individual teachers and schools in their area.
  • Advising teachers and schools in utilising our range of products and services to support their teaching.
  • Organising opportunities for RSC members to engage with public engagement activities.
  • Providing advice to our local members on best practice for schools’ engagement and public engagement activities.  

We are looking for:



  • A degree in science, preferably in the chemical sciences, or an equivalent qualification.
  • 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: schoolteachers; school students; further education (FE) teachers, higher education (HE) academics and support staff; HE students; careers advisors; employers; governments and its agencies, and non-government bodies.
  • An awareness and understanding of the various types of school operating within the UK.
  • Good communication skills, team working skills, organisational skills, presentation skills and the ability to work independently and be able to adapt to new circumstances.
  • Experience of events management and stakeholder relationship management.


  • An understanding and some experience of the requirements of employers of chemical scientists.
  • Good project management skills and experience.
  • Data input and analysis skills.
  • Computer and IT systems literate.  

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we offer excellent pro rata benefits:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our closing date.

For a full job description, please click here.


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