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Senior Scientific Programmes Officer

The Royal Society

Location: London
Salary: £35,931 to £44,913 per annum. Pay Band: D
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd November 2023
Expires: 1st January 2024
Job Ref: 2023-1708

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. One of the ways in which the Society supports its mission is through the medals and awards programme which is administered by the Scientific Programmes Team.

The Senior Scientific Programmes Officer leads the Royal Society’s prestigious scientific meetings programme. The role is varied, overseeing the planning, delivery and promotion of an annual programme of scientific meetings as well as the management of the Hooke Committee.

The ideal candidate will have well-honed relationship management and communication skills as well as proven experience of managing complex, high-profile conferences or events is essential. Experience of marketing and promotion and committee management would also be advantageous.

The post holder will also be expected to contribute to other projects and events outside their remit to support the team’s activities as a whole.

This will involve; overseeing and leading a number of projects, and coordinating the work of others in the team, including work allocation and monitoring, to deliver these projects; and assisting with the development of the Society’s strategy for its scientific programmes. The post holder will also have responsibility for all aspects of events management for their own allocated events including planning, quality control, budgetary control, management and evaluation.

The post holder will be required to contribute to other projects outside their remit to aid the Section’s activities as a whole.

Reports to: Head of Scientific Programmes

Line manages: 2 direct reports (2 x Scientific Programmes Officers)

Location: Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG and at venues across the country. (travel is required approximately once a month). Some remote working available.

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week (including some evening and weekend working)

This vacancy will close early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, please submit an application (via the ‘Apply’ button above) as soon as possible if you are interested in applying for the role. 

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