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Royal Society of Chemistry seeks Policy and Evidence Manager

Royal Society of Chemistry 5<y Senior Level  Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 3 Jan 2018

Job Description

Policy and Evidence Manager

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) seeks a Manager, Policy and Evidence to join us on a permanent full-time (35-hour week) basis, in Cambridge, with UK and international travel.

As the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Manager, Policy and Evidence, you will lead our Policy and Evidence team to prepare convincing cases to influence decision-makers in areas that impact the chemical sciences and respond in an agile way to relevant emerging issues.

You and your team of senior policy advisors and policy advisors will cover some of the hottest topics such as EU Exit, immigration, education, science and infrastructure funding, energy and climate change, and SME growth.

You will work closely with our expert Parliamentary Affairs team and others across the RSC to identify policy priorities and goals and address these through a proactive, planned approach informed by a robust evidence base and high-quality consultation using our extensive reach across the sector.

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 reputation as an influential champion for the chemical sciences.

Our global community spans hundreds of thousands of scientists, librarians, teachers, students, pupils and people who love chemistry. We connect our community by holding scientific conferences, symposia, workshops and webinars and we partner globally for the benefit of the chemical sciences.

The RSC is the biggest non-governmental investor in chemistry education in the UK, accrediting over 95 percent of chemistry degrees in the UK and Ireland. We support over 300 small and medium-sized companies in the chemical sciences and are a powerful advocate for the chemical sciences at the government level influencing science, education and innovation policy.

In this key role, we are looking for:

  • Proven management and leadership skills.
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent).
  • Passion for research and innovation and a commitment to advancing the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity.
  • Knowledge of the UK Higher Education sector and of research and innovation policy in the UK and internationally.
  • Ability to evaluate detailed, complex quantitative and qualitative information and to form opinions based on such information.
  • Experience of setting organisational policy direction and influencing policy and decision-makers across levels.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships and networks.
  • Excellent project and time management skills including the ability to plan and prioritise work, and to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to different audiences on various levels.
  • Ability to distil, structure and adapt written communication especially for policy audiences and senior stakeholders.


At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support you in your career and reward your contribution with an excellent benefits package. If interested, please apply before the 07/01/2018.

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