The Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC000470

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy is an educational charity that provides public benefit throughout Scotland through a diverse range of activity including awarding research funding, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning.

Current vacancies

Top job! Director of Finance & Corporate Services

  • Full time
  • £65,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th November 2018

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy, is an educational charity that provides public benefit throughout Scotland through a diverse range of activity including awarding research funding, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning. The RSE is on a journey of change to enhance its impact and reach and has an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior finance professional to provide direction and effective management of the Finance and Corporate Services (FCS) functions within RSE, and to provide strategic financial advice to Trustees and staff.

Working closely with, and reporting to, the Chief Executive, your key tasks in this role will be to:

  • Lead and manage the finance function within RSE to support financial decision-making and ensure compliance with all statutory and related accounting and tax regulations
  • Lead and manage the corporate services function including HR, IT and business management
  • Lead the staff teams within the FCS Directorate, promoting and supporting a wider culture of continuous improvement
  • Contribute to the leadership of the RSE as a member of the senior management team
  • Support bids for funding, engaging in negotiations as appropriate, and ensure compliance with reporting and accountability requirements of funders
  • Work with trustees and senior management to develop and maintain appropriate financial policies (including pensions policy)
  • Oversee business planning and risk management activities across the organisation
  • Lead and oversee the management of investments and legacy funds

Requirements

The successful candidate will have a full professional accounting qualification and a proven track record of financial management at a senior level, as well as a broad knowledge of employment law and, employee relations. They will have sound judgement and strong analytical capabilities and highly developed people skills including the ability to lead, manage and motivate a group of teams.

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Business Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £15,925
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st November 2018

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy is an educational charity that provides public benefit throughout Scotland through a diverse range of activity including awarding research funding, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning.

We are searching for a confident and pro-active Business Support Assistant to help us to provide an administrative support function to our Programme Directorate, helping us to deliver high standards of professionalism and organisation. If you enjoy organising anything from events, people, processes or workloads, we would like to hear from you.

Working alongside the RSE staff, and reporting to the Business Manager, your key responsibilities will be to undertake a range of general administration tasks, support various RSE meetings and assist with measuring the impact of activities.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Gillian Anderson on 0131 240 5008 or email ganderson@therse.org.uk

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Top job! Head of Communications

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th September 2018

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy is an educational charity that provides public benefit throughout Scotland through a diverse range of activity including awarding research funding, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional to join the team as Head of Communications and develop the external communications function within RSE to enhance our visibility, reach and impact as an organisation.

Working closely with all RSE staff, and reporting to the Chief Executive, your key responsibilities will be to:

• Oversee delivery & continued evolution of the RSE’s communications strategy

• Build the external communications function with RSE & advise on communications strategies and approaches

• Develop and deliver a digital engagement strategy

• Ensure consistency and protection of the RSE brand

• Develop and maintain relationships with key media contacts

• Keep up to date with communications developments and trends

• Lead, motivate and inspire members of the Communications Team

Requirements

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in a senior communications role, excellent written and oral communication skills, proven ability to develop strategies and implement plans to ensure goals and targets are achieved, evidence of effectively harnessing digital platforms and highly developed people skills.

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