• Interim Director, Education and Professional Practice - Cambridge

    Job Locations UK-Cambridge
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  • Overview

    We are seeking to appoint a Director of Education and Professional Practice, on a fixed-term basis for a period of up to 12 months. This is a key appointment for the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the post-holder will be leading a directorate of around 80 employees.

    The directorate of Education and Professional Practice delivers the RSC’s objectives in setting and upholding professional standards, supporting practising chemists, and inspiring the next generation of chemists. Teams within the directorate deliver a variety of programmes, including provision of teaching resources and services, influencing education policy, managing and developing the RSC’s membership operation, accreditation of organisational programmes and administering individual recognition, including the prestigious award of Chartered Chemist.

    The person

    We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate:

    • Significant experience in the Education / Science sector.
    • Sensitivity to the operating environment of an organisation with social purpose, and an understanding of the leadership requirements for a not for profit, charitable or membership organisation.
    • Excellent people-management skills, providing personal leadership through example; a perceptive and supportive team leader.
    • Experience of influencing policy in the Education sector and the ability to communicate confidently with senior policy makers and to build strong networks. Strong business and financial acumen.

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

    We would be pleased to consider proposals for secondments from another organisation to fill this role.  If interested, please apply now or if you need to discuss, contact Yvonne McKee on  jobs@rsc.org.

    Download the full job description here.


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