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  We are currently looking for a Portfolio Development Specialist, Journals to join us on a permanent basis. This role will support the journal Publishers in the development and implementation of projects to increase article growth and retention to enable and sustain the RSC’s transition to 100% open access (OA). You will work across multiple teams within our journal department, collaborating with colleagues to support, coordinate and be responsible for specific operational programmes of work to maximise open access commissioning.   At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we publish new research that is a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world. Collaboration is essential. We connect scientists with each other and society as a whole, so they can do their best work and make discoveries and innovation happen.   We develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities. We bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists. And we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all.    At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate.   Although this role is contractually based at our Cambridge office, you will be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend the office as needed for your role.   In this role it is expected that you will attend the office  on an ad-hoc basis in line with business needs. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.    Your responsibilities will focus on:  - Supporting the journal Publishers in the development, coordination and implementation of projects that underpin, advance and sustain portfolio transition to 100% OA - To monitor and support the reporting of commissioning and transfer activities against targets under the article growth and retention programme. - To work on, and sometimes lead, projects and activities that support and optimise effective commissioning to facilitate portfolio transition to 100% OA. - To coordinate with journal teams on commissioning and with the Transfers project team, focussing on strategic and tactical activities to increase article acquisition and retention towards a successful OA transition for the portfolio. - In consultation with the Publishers and Executive Editors, to work with the Marketing team to develop and implement author marketing activities that support OA transition through article growth and retention. - To collaborate with colleagues in the identification and development of new business opportunities and scientific areas related to open access commissioning and article retention - To prepare proposals and write reports, performing data analysis as required, to make recommendations and provide insights on article growth and retention opportunities towards 100% OA transition. - To ensure the alignment of our article commissioning and retention activities with RSC policy and best practice on equity, inclusion and diversity, in coordination with the Journals Manager, Peer Review and Ethics.   What we are looking for: - A degree in science (chemical science normally preferred) or relevant STM publishing experience - Extensive experience in commissioning and coordinating commissioning activities - Good knowledge and experience of peer review and the publishing processes - Strong analytical, organisational, communication and prioritisation skills - Experience of programme and project management, including experience working and coordinating across multiple projects and implementations at the same time - Demonstrates a sound understanding of our customers and their requirements   At the RSC, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates.   As a part of the Disability Confident Scheme, we endeavour, where possible, to offer an interview to candidates meeting the essential criteria of the role, who has a substantial physical/mental impairment which impacts their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.   We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to all and as part of this, we are flexible in the ways we give and receive information. If you would like to apply using a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team at jobs@rsc.org or on +44 (0) 1223 432229 and we will do our best to put any reasonable adjustments in place.   If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date. When applying, you will need to provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills/expertise match the required skills and experience outlined above. We expect the interviews to take place the week of 8th April 2024.   A full job description is available here.   #INDHP
Job Code
To be created
City
Cambridge
Country
UK
Closing Date
13/03/2024
    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) seeks an Education Programmes Assistant to join us on a permanent full-time (35-hours week) basis   At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate. Although this role is contractually based at our Cambridge office, you will also be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend our offices and travel as needed for your role. In this role you will attend our offices at least 2 days per week on an ad-hoc basis (initially more frequently to support your induction). If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.   The Education Programmes Assistant will provide support for the work of our Education team by providing day-to-day customer services and administrative support to help maintain excellent service delivery.   The Education team delivers support to the teaching community through a wide range of programmes and services. This includes Teach Chemistry, our service for secondary schools, grants and competitions including the UK Chemistry Olympiad, professional development opportunities, regional support, resource publishing and Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarships administered on behalf of the Department for Education in England. The Education Programmes Assistant will provide administrative support for programmes within the Education team’s work, as well as providing day-to-day customer service and delivering small projects to support the development of programmes where required.   What we are looking for: - Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proactive approach to effective customer support. - Strong administration skills and excellent IT skills particularly with regard to MS Office. Excel, Outlook and Teams - Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail to keep accurate records, manage data and produce reports and able to work effectively on your own and as a member of diverse teams. - Familiarity with financial processes. - Competency in supporting multi-system operational programmes. - Understanding of candidate selection processes including GDPR compliance. - A basic understanding or interest in science education in the UK and Ireland.   When applying, please provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills / expertise match the competencies outlined in the job description here   At the RSC, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates. As a part of the Disability Confident Scheme, we endeavour, where possible, to offer an interview to candidates meeting the essential criteria of the role, who has a substantial physical/mental impairment which impacts their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.   We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to all and as part of this, we are flexible in the ways we give and receive information. If you would like to apply using a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team at jobs@rsc.org or on +44 (0) 1223 432229 and we will do our best to put any reasonable adjustments in place.   #INDHP
Job Code
0164
City
Cambridge
Country
UK
Closing Date
04/03/2024
  The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has a great opportunity for three Software Development Team Leaders to join us on a permanent full-time basis.   At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate. Although this role is contractually based at our Cambridge office, you will also be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend our offices and travel as needed for your role. In this role you will attend our Cambridge office at least 1 day each week. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.   The RSC has an exceptional diversity of audiences - from employees across the world, teachers, scientists and academics, librarians and corporates to politicians and the public. Our work includes activities focused on our role as a support service to UK and international staff, a data source (e.g. for developers consuming data via APIs), a professional body (e.g. supporting members), a publisher (e.g. selling journals, books and databases), and an education resource (e.g. providing content to teachers, students and professionals). Our technology services underpin the operations of all staff members and of our websites and services.   As a Software Development Team Leader for the Royal Society of Chemistry, you will shape the software architecture and the fine grained detail of configuration and implementation throughout the software development lifecycle for performance, security and maintainability of the applications we build.   Working within our DevOps team and with your colleagues across the directorate, you will lead a team of cross-functional technical staff, comprised of both back-end (.NET C#, node.JS), front-end (HTML/CSS/JS/Vue.JS) developers, test automation engineers and site reliability engineers. Your work will enable the Royal Society of Chemistry to build, scale and continually improve our websites and services, serving our global audience of customers, users and colleagues. You will oversee the technical aspects of the product roadmap, working closely in collaboration with Solutions Architects and other Team Leaders to align with, contribute to and iterate on a shared architectural repository, guiding agile workstream members in technical implementation, assigning and ensuring quality delivery of backlog items and taking ownership of technical changes and releases. You will also directly line manage a small number of back-end C# .NET developers.   We are looking for:  - Strong knowledge and experience of full stack (.NET C# back-end development, HTML/CSS/JS/Vue.JS front-end development) software development life cycles. - Experience with DevOps best practice, such as continuous delivery, continuous testing, infrastructure as code etc. - Experience working within Agile practices, particularly Scrum and Kanban. - People management experience including delivery quality, workloads and personal development. - Knowledge of Authentication and Authorisation protocols (SAML, OpenID Connect). You can download the full job description here, please, note that this role is called Tech Leader internally. If you are interested in this role, please apply now. This role is advertised with an open end date and we will be conducting interviews regularly.    When applying, please provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills, knowledge and competencies match the requirements outlined in the job description here.   At the RSC, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates. As a part of the Disability Confident Scheme, we endeavour, where possible, to offer an interview to candidates meeting the essential criteria of the role, who have a substantial physical/mental impairment which impacts their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.   We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to all and as part of this, we are flexible in the ways we give and receive information. If you would like to apply using a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team at jobs@rsc.org or on +44 (0) 1223 432229 and we will do our best to put any reasonable adjustments in place.   Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our Equal Opportunities Statement and Inclusive Culture Pledge and excellent benefits.   #INDHP
Job Code
0581, 0732, 0733
or
Cambridge
Country
UK
    The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes more than 55 world-leading journals, more than 1,500 print books and a collection of online databases and literature updating services. Our international publishing portfolio covers core chemical sciences and related fields. Known for rigorous, fair peer review and fast publication times, our journals publish the best science, from original research articles to authoritative reviews. As a not-for-profit publisher, we reinvest surplus funds back into the global scientific community, supporting our mission to advance excellence in the chemical sciences.   We are looking for a Regional Publisher to lead our Japan office to drive our publishing activities. The role will be key to maintaining and developing key stakeholder relationships in the region across the society to deliver our planned revenues and purpose.   This role demands an experienced team leader who has connections with a good mix of societies, universities and institutes, industry and government organisations connected to science, research & innovation in Japan. The role holder must have a good understanding of STM journals publishing. Your objectives will be to develop and maintain an exceptionally influential network of contacts within the Japanese chemical science community and manage this network to increase the awareness and impact of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s publishing activities. This role will also work closely with our sales and marketing colleagues to help increase the sales penetration and usage of our products in Japan.   This position is located at our office in Tokyo, Japan, with national and international travel for conference attendance, site visits and meetings.    Previous work experience could include: - Scientific research (for government, academic or corporate organisations) - Senior scientific society officer/leader/manager - Academia at Assistant Professor or Professor level - STEM publishing (for example as a senior (managing)editor, general manager, country manager, senior community engagement officer) We are looking for: ESSENTIAL SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS - Post-graduate level education essential, preferably in the physical sciences (ideally with a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification) - Proven commercial leader with P+L / budget experience, financially literate and demonstrable experience in managing operations in an international environment - A strong and enabling leadership style, able to articulate a clear vision for the Royal Society of Chemistry. A perceptive and supportive team leader, empowering and motivating staff to perform - Experience in or knowledge of STM publishing - Thorough understanding of the Japanese education system and research system - Knowledge of international science, innovation, research and funding structures - Established networks within the research community in Japan with Japan government bodies connected to science, research & innovation - Fluent in Japanese and English, both written and spoken  If you would like to join us, please apply before the closing date.   Download the full job description here.   #INDINT
Job Code
0386
City
Tokyo
Country
JP
Closing Date
31/03/2024