We have an important opportunity for a Programme Manager, Curriculum, Qualifications & Assessment to join the Royal Society of Chemistry. We are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists and the world’s leading chemistry community and a prestigious not-for-profit publishing and knowledge business, with over 54,000 members advancing excellence in chemistry, for the benefit of science and humanity.
Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy, and we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.
We also provide advice, resources, and practical support to learners and educators in schools, colleges, and universities around the world. In the UK, we are the largest non-governmental funder of chemistry education and we influence government policy to ensure that opportunities to develop skills meet the unique needs of chemistry.
As Programme Manager, Curriculum, Qualifications & Assessment, you will oversee the development and delivery of policies and activities relating to the chemistry curriculum from primary to higher education. You will work with teams across the Royal Society of Chemistry, educators and contractors, meet stakeholders and attend events throughout the UK and Ireland, so occasional travel during non-core working hours will be required.
Your responsibilities will focus on
· Developing and contributing to Royal Society of Chemistry policy relating to the chemistry curriculum, qualifications and assessment from primary to higher education.
· Contributing to Royal Society of Chemistry campaigns relating to curriculum, qualifications and assessment in schools, colleges and universities.
· Collaborating to ensure that policy initiatives and projects are communicated and the resulting requirements for resources and services are determined to inform future plans.
· Influencing external policy-makers and other stakeholders in curriculum, assessment and qualifications, to ensure the needs of chemistry are communicated and implemented.
· Developing contractual arrangements for activities to be delivered in partnership with external organisations.
· Building, maintaining links and collaborating with outside bodies, agencies, schools, universities and other organisations, including government agencies and sister societies, to develop plans, as appropriate.
· Researching to inform policy and plans and managing budgets to support activities.
We are looking for
· A degree in chemical science or equivalent is essential.
· Knowledge of education systems, policy and practise in the UK is essential, and an appreciation of international variations is desirable.
· A teaching qualification/education experience is desirable.
· Proven ability to work effectively as a member of diverse cross-functional teams in a complex environment.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical judgement, resilience, and composure under pressure.
· Proven ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships and people.
· Excellent project and time management skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise work, and to meet deadlines under pressure.
· Confident with negotiating and managing contracts.
· Highly customer focused with experience of developing a wide range of products and services.
· The ability to generate and critically evaluate ideas and to communicate complex ideas to different audiences on various levels.
· Good IT skills and abilities.
At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support you in your career and reward your contribution with an excellent benefits package. If you are interested, please apply before our closing date.
Closing date – 14th February 2017.