The Royal Society of Chemistry seeks a public engagement specialist to lead on the delivery and evaluation of a programme of public engagement activities, to help us achieve our strategic goals.
As Public Engagement Officer, you will seek opportunities to amplify our voice, through our community and through partners, on issues that help connect the public to chemistry.
This is an exciting eighteen-month fixed-term contract role, where you will help us to plan, deliver and evaluate activities for the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019, while also supporting existing public engagement initiatives. You will also develop and create opportunities to enhance our longer term public engagement programme.
You will be based at our Cambridge Science Park office (free on-site parking and close to the Guided Busway and Cambridge North Train Station), with UK and occasional international travel and attendance at out of hours events. We could accommodate slightly earlier or later start/finish times and some working from home and/or from our London office, subject to business needs.
The Royal Society of Chemistry has 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.
Our global community spans hundreds of thousands of scientists, librarians, teachers, students, pupils and people who love chemistry. We connect our community by holding scientific conferences, symposia, workshops and webinars and we partner globally for the benefit of the chemical sciences.
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At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will reward your contribution with excellent benefits.
If interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our closing date.
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