Public Engagement Officer: The Royal Society

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The Royal Society
£29,376 per annum (plus unconsolidated allowance of £2,000 per annum)
Application deadline: 
Sunday February 23rd 2020

Are you interested in deepening society’s engagement with science? Are you keen to see more people inspired and excited about science?

The Royal Society, the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, is looking for an excellent project manager with demonstrable communications and events experience to work as an integral member of its public engagement team. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Royal Society and contribute to the work of an enthusiastic and collaborative team whose remit spans grant schemes, exhibitions, awards, training programmes and events.

The public engagement team deliver a programme of activities to inspire and enthuse the public about science, including book prizes, festivals, our flagship Summer Science Exhibition, and regional and cultural events.

Alongside this, the team plays an important role advocating public engagement as an integral part of research culture and run training and grant schemes to support researchers taking part in public engagement.

The successful candidate will report to a Senior Public Engagement Officer and will work closely with fellow members of the marketing and public engagement team, and across multiple internal and external partners to develop and build their projects.

The Royal Society is dedicated to recognising, promoting, and supporting excellence in science, and encouraging the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 February 2020.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 2 March 2020.