• Programme Manager, Science

    Job Locations UK-Cambridge
    Job Code
    # of Openings
    Science Policy
    £39,242 - £43,602 per annum plus benefits
    Closing Date
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Royal Society of Chemistry seeks a Programme Manager, Science Divisions to join us on a permanent full-time (35-hour week) basis. You will be based at our Science Park Cambridge office (free onsite parking) and your role will involve UK travel.


    The Royal Society of Chemistry is an internationally renowned publisher of high quality chemical science knowledge and the professional body for chemists in the UK, with a thriving international community of over 50,000 members in 125 countries and over 550 staff. As a not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest all of our income to achieve our charitable objectives to support the chemical sciences community and advance chemistry.

    We have strong links with the people teaching and practising chemistry in schools, colleges, universities and industry.  We are the biggest non-governmental investor in chemistry education in the UK, we accredit over 95 per cent of chemistry degrees in the UK and Ireland, we support over 300 small and medium sized companies in the chemical sciences and we are a powerful advocate for the chemical sciences at the government level influencing science, education and innovation policy. 

    As our Programme Manager, Science Divisions, you will play a crucial role in supporting our Science Divisions and the development of elements of our Voice strategy linked to associated scientific communities and areas. You will work closely with members of our Divisions and the wider chemistry community, developing strong relationships with scientists at a variety of levels in universities and companies and also working in partnership with external stakeholders such as funding bodies and sister societies. The role also involves working with colleagues across the Royal Society of Chemistry, both within and beyond the directorate.

    We are looking for:    

    • PhD (or similar) in chemistry or other related sciences or equivalent experience.
    • Passion for physical sciences research and innovation and a commitment to advancing the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity.
    • Experience of working in a team within a scientific organisation, industry, university or in a government setting to develop and deliver successful programmes and projects.
    • Awareness of chemistry-based technologies within the physical sciences and experience in or related to at least one sector.
    • Awareness and appreciation of the role of chemistry in advancing the physical sciences and related technologies.
    • Understanding of the factors currently influencing the research and innovation environment as well as the needs and concerns of people in the research and innovation community.
    • Existing networks or able to develop scientific contacts within the physical sciences community.
    • Experience of organising meetings and events.
    • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a variety of audiences using a range of written and oral communication channels and to influence people across levels and sectors.
    • Experience of working in a matrix environment, on complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
    • Ability to balance and prioritise across multiple projects, tasks and deadlines.
    • Initiative and ability to develop new ideas and approaches.

    At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support your development and reward your contribution with excellent benefits


    If interested, please apply before the end of our closing date.


    For a full job description, please click here.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed