Opportunities for interim, contract and temporary positions

Education Coordinator - South-East England

The RSC is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences and the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists with over 50,000 members worldwide. We have an exceptionally diverse customer base – from teachers, scientists and academics, librarians and industry to politicians and the public. Understanding our key customers is vital to deliver products and services that will effectively support and meet the needs our global chemistry community now and in the future.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for an Education Coordinator to join us on a temporary contract, on a full-time (35-hour week) or part-time basis. Home-based in the south east of England, with the option of working from either our London or Cambridge office, dependent on location. 

As an Education Coordinator you will work closely with schools, teachers and teacher training providers. You will focus on increasing 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.

We strongly believe that everyone should have access to a high-quality chemistry education, which is engaging, inspiring and relevant. Therefore, it is important that you will be able to build successful relationships with schools, and teachers of chemistry within those schools. As an Education Coordinator you will understand the needs of individual teachers and schools, as well as advising them on how to utilise our range of products and services to support their teaching. You will also provide advice to our local members on best practice for schools’ engagement and public engagement activities.

We are looking for someone with: 

  • 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; FE teachers, 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.
  • Computer and IT systems literate.

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers excellent benefits. The contractual base for this role will be home-based, however we are entering a period of piloting hybrid working, and you may be able to work from either our London or Cambridge office (dependent on location), as agreed with your line manager. Applicants should be aware that there is an expectation that employees will attend the offices as needed for their role.

If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date.