[Job, Camb] RSC (Royal Soc Chemistry), Schools & Colleges Mgr, ??50.8-56.4k, clos 30 June 2011

I think it’s more about developing resources to support teachers in their science communicaton than a scicomm job per se, but looks interesting.

RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry

Schools and Colleges Manager

The RSC is the largest non-government supporter of chemistry education in the UK. We are looking for an excellent communicator with a passion for chemistry and education to lead the RSC Schools and Colleges team and to be an ambassador for the RSC. The role holder will be responsible for the design, instigation and delivery of the RSC’s Schools and Colleges policy, activities and services in line with the RSC’s strategy.

Responsibilities include:

(1) Developing extensive networks of those involved in teaching and learning of chemistry including teachers, educational organisations, government agencies, awarding organisations.
(2) Overseeing the development of support to teachers for the teaching and learning of chemistry.
(3) Overseeing the development of student networks and the enrichment and enhancement materials and activities that underpin these, (e.g. careers information).
(4) Overseeing the development of the RSC’s online presence for teachers and students in the UK and more globally. This will involve innovative development of current RSC resources and the commissioning of new material; partnering with other organisations and working collaboratively with key stakeholders.

Essential Skills and qualifications

  • The role holder requires a broad and in depth knowledge of the education systems of the countries that make up the UK and an understanding of the schools and colleges systems in the EU and further afield. 
  • A degree in the chemical sciences.
  • An understanding of inter-relationships of Government and external bodies.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and experience.
  • Management experience.

Based in Cambridge, UK. Salary ??50,832 – ??56,480. Closing date 30 June 2011. Vacancy reference no. 11-61

Contact and Further Information

Human Resources 
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432697 
Email: Human Resources

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