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Education Coordinator
The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Salary £33,662 - £37,402 per year
  • Location Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Job Type Temporary, Full-time
  • Category Training
  • Sectors Education
  • Job Reference : 89079

Job Description

Education Coordinator

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) seeks an Education Coordinator to coordinate and promote our activities and to develop strong and effective networks of contacts across the education system, at a regional level, throughout the Midlands and West Midlands.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest non-government supporter of chemistry education in the UK, and our activities encompass formal and informal education from primary science in schools through to preparing for your next career move.

We believe that everyone should have access to a high-quality chemistry education, which is engaging, inspiring and relevant. We invest in a number of projects and services to support chemistry teaching throughout the UK and Ireland.

Position: Education Coordinator
Location: Home based, Midlands / West Midlands
Job type: Full Time, Temporary
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £33,662 to £37,402 per annum plus benefits
Benefits: Generous paid holidays, generous contributory Group Personal Pension scheme, 35-hour (for full-time staff) working week, learning and career development, free private healthcare plan, income protection scheme, critical illness insurance, life assurance, membership subscription, employee assistance programme, eye-care at work scheme, wellness initiatives, flexible work environment, employee recognition, long service awards, membership subscription to professional body and RSC, two discounted staff flats on-site (Cambridge office) and more.

Closing Date: 25 September 2019

About the role:

As one of our Education Coordinators you will work with schools to increase teacher access to, and engagement with, the RSC’s products and services. You will also seek to influence and engage members to act as advocates for chemistry, highlighting best practice in schools engagement and public engagement activities within our network of local members.

This role is available on a full-time (35-hour week) temporary basis to cover maternity leave. You will be home based in the Midlands / West Midlands and will travel extensively throughout the region as required, visiting schools, working with members, meeting stakeholders and attending events. This may involve weekends and non-core working hours.

About you:

- 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.


- An understanding and some experience of the requirements of employers of chemical scientists.
- Good project management skills and experience.
- Data input and analysis skills.
- Computer and IT systems literate.

At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support your development and offer excellent benefits.

You may have experience of the following: Education Coordinator, Programme Manager, Project Manager, Education, Chemistry, Higher Education, Further Education, Programme Management, Project Management, Programme Director, STEM, Curriculum Manager, Relationship Manager, partnership Manager, Events Manager, Stakeholder Relationship Manager, etc.

Ref: 89079