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The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the world’s leading chemistry community and the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists. We are a £50m-turnover not-for-profit organisation and award-winning global knowledge business, with over 500 staff and 55,000 members worldwide. For 175 years the RSC has promoted, supported, and celebrated chemistry. We conduct a range of charitable activities to shape the future of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity. We seek a Legal Services Solicitor to join us on a permanent full-time (35-hour week) basis. You will work closely with internal clients, primarily in the UK and globally, based at our Cambridge office, with some days in our London office, as required.   As Legal Services Solicitor, you will provide a high quality, succinct and current legal service to the RSC, including:  - Reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, editorial, licensing and publishing agreements, terms and conditions, collaboration and IT agreements. - Conducting research and advising the RSC on compliance matters such as data protection, anti-bribery and human rights. - Advising the RSC on aspects of commercial, intellectual property, commercial property, and charity and trusts laws. - Advising on merger/acquisition projects relating to all directorates, including carrying out due diligence and negotiation of heads of terms and sale agreements. - Advising on lease and licence arrangement for UK and international office accommodation. - Assisting in designing legal best practice guidance documents and policies for our internal clients, including the RSC UK operations, Interest Groups and global group operations both in the UK and internationally.  Essential requirements:   - Fully qualified solicitor with relevant post-qualification experience. - Experience in drafting, review and advising upon commercial contracts with a working knowledge of commercial contract issues (including contract validity, data protection, intellectual property rights, trademark protection, and termination and liability issues). - Experience of compliance and regulatory matters. - Understanding of charity and trust laws. - Ability to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, work independently, manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner, and to multi-task and keep calm under pressure. - Ability to work closely with other team members, displaying trust and loyalty. - Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including a good telephone manner and demonstrating professionalism in all dealings. - Proven organisational and time-management skills together with the ability to handle a wide range of work whilst prioritising and working to meet deadlines. - Excellent attention to detail and commitment to continuous professional development. - Highly efficient and competent in the use of ICT systems and information including MS Office and Outlook as well as legal research tools. - Experience of contract databases and procedures.  Desirable: - Commercial property experience. - Publishing and copyright law experience. - Working knowledge of merger, acquisitions and procurement projects.  You can view more about the Royal Society of Chemistry on our website and our benefits include: http://www.rsc.org/about-us/work-for-us/#benefits.   If interested, please apply by our closing date.    For a full job description, please click here.
Job Code
0684
City
Cambridge
Country
UK
Closing Date
19/03/2018
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for a permanent full-time Engagement Coordinator, based at our Bangalore office. As well as providing administrative assistance and delivering excellent customer service, you will provide event organising services for RSC events in India.    With over 55,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world. A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 175 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future.   Our team in India establishes and manages partnerships with leading organisations and academics in the chemical sciences, in order to support: - Our Publishing and knowledge business to ensure the best content in India is being published in our journals - Our Sales team to engage customers in leading Indian organisations and institutions - Our members based locally and to foster UK-India collaboration As Engagement Coordinator, you will provide highly professional and effective event management (from single and multi-day workshops and symposia, to full conferences) and administrative support for the Royal Society of Chemistry in India. National and occasional international travel will be required. Standard working hours apply, except when attending on-site events, which may require occasional evening and weekend work.   We are looking for:   - Fluent in English, Hindi and one other Indian language. - Proven clerical, project and event organising experience, including on-site event management. - Proven ability in identifying suppliers, negotiating rates and handling contracts and service level agreements. - Confidence in preparing and overseeing simple budgets. - Team worker – the jobholder will be a key member of the team working together to deliver each event. The job holder should be confident team leader and supportive team member. - Excellent time management – the job holder will be working on several events at any one time. - Knowledge and experience of health and safety requirements and risk assessment procedures. - Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal, written, negotiation). - Confidence in communicating with scientists at all levels. - Excellent attention to detail. - Confident with IT solutions. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our closing date.    Interviews are likely to be held in Bangalore in the third week of March 2018.   For a full job description, please click here.  
Job Code
0473
City
Malleswaram, Bangalore
Country
IN
Closing Date
04/03/2018
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for a Regional Education Programme Manager to manage the Royal Society of Chemistry’s education and outreach activities throughout Scotland.   As RSC Programme Manager, you will lead our Education Coordinators in Scotland, ensuring consistent delivery of our team objectives in line with our organisation strategy through leading and motivating your team. This role is critical in supporting the management of our regional activities and the reputation of the RSC with our members and communities.   This role provides an opportunity to make an important contribution to chemistry education and careers in the chemical sciences in Scotland. You will identify opportunities to support the chemistry community in Scotland, in line with the RSC’s strategy, and deliver projects that meet local needs. Leading on the development of plans and activities for Scotland, you will also contribute to the wider Regions team and directorate plans and will establish and maintain collaborations, partnerships and joint projects with stakeholders in the region, ensuring high quality interactions with our customers.    You will be home based and will travel throughout Scotland as required (approximately 2-3 days per week), calling with Education Coordinators and contractors, meeting stakeholders and attending events. This may involve weekends and non-core working hours.   Essential knowledge and skills:  - A degree in the chemical sciences or an equivalent qualification. - Experience in developing and successfully implementing engagement strategies as well as associated coaching and development of staff. - Experience in management of a large and geographically dispersed team, including contractors. - Capability to engage and support colleagues without direct line management responsibility. - Knowledge of the regional chemical sciences landscape for education, business and associated policy. - An understanding of customer requirements, including those of: school teachers; school students; HE academics and support staff; HE students; careers advisors; employers; RSC members; general public; governments and its agencies, and non-government bodies. - Experience of building and maintaining networks. - Excellent team working, organisational and project management skills. - Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. - Ability to work independently and take initiative.  At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support your development and reward your contribution with excellent benefits.   For a full job description, please click here.    If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of our closing date. 
Job Code
0627
City
Edinburgh
Country
UK
Closing Date
11/03/2018
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:   Essential: - 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. Desirable: - 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:http://www.rsc.org/about-us/work-for-us/#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.
Job Code
0187
City
London
Country
UK
Closing Date
04/03/2018
The Royal Society of Chemistry seeks a Senior Programme Manager, Inclusion and Diversity to join us on a permanent full-time (35-hour week) basis, in Cambridge, with UK and international 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 55,000 members in 125 countries and 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 are committed to promoting diversity in the chemical sciences. We recognise the importance of valuing all members of our community; we believe that for the chemical sciences to prosper, they must attract, develop and retain a diverse community of talented people. As a professional and membership body, we have the responsibility to shape the chemical sciences for the benefit of the wider community to ensure diversity in the chemical sciences now and in the future. Our Inclusion and Diversity team drives initiatives and sets policies that support the development of a more diverse and inclusive chemistry community. Partnerships with key organisations across STEM subjects and collaboration with academia and industry are central to delivering our work. As our Senior Programme Manager, Inclusion and Diversity, you will be our in-house expert on key diversity issues facing the chemical sciences. Your familiarity with relevant data, reports and policy and will play a crucial role in the delivery and further development of our inclusion and diversity strategy. Leading on projects and working with other teams throughout the organisation, including education and publishing, you will embed diversity in all our external work. You will also work with our Inclusion and Diversity committee and with two of our executive advisory panels to deliver the highest impact to our community, with budget responsibility. We are looking for:     - PhD in chemistry or related sciences (or equivalent). - Proven track record of developing and leading significant I&D initiatives in STEM communities. - Strong understanding of the challenges facing STEM academic and industry sectors. - Experience of working in a scientific organisation, institution, company or university environment. - Network of contacts within the inclusion and diversity community. - Experience in successful management and delivering complex projects, including report writing and disseminating. - Demonstrable experience of facilitating workshops and managing of events. - Demonstrable experience of financial planning and budget management. - Highly collaborative, able to work with colleagues in a wide variety of contexts, delivering results that take into account the widest needs of the organisation. - Ability to learn quickly and manage a diverse, rapidly changing portfolio. - Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills. - Ability to interact effectively with and influence people at a range of levels. - Ability to balance and prioritise across multiple projects, tasks and deadline.  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. 
Job Code
0833
City
Cambridge
Country
UK
Closing Date
05/03/2018