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.

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Top job! Director of Finance & Corporate Services

  • Full time
  • £60,000 – £70,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd November 2020

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) was established in 1783 for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. Their contemporary mission remains very much the same: harnessing a diversity of knowledge and expertise and deploying it for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world – in the words of their strapline, ‘knowledge made useful’.

Embarking on the development of their new strategic framework and as they continue on a journey of change to enhance their impact, RSE are looking to recruit into the pivotal role of Director of Finance and Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive and with overall responsibility for the leadership, strategic development and operational success of the finance and wider corporate functions, you will ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the organisation. Acting as the lead source of advice regarding financial policies, IT, HR, the venue and corporate governance and as part of a small Senior Leadership Management Team, you will directly contribute at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of RSE.

A fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management, ideally gained within the charitable sector, you will have significant experience of operating at a senior level ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, sound corporate governance and providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making. An accomplished communicator, the successful candidate will have highly developed people skills with an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders and develop high performing teams. You should also be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience of leading, motivating and developing staff
  • Evidence of successful strategic and operational resource management and financial planning in an appropriately complex setting
  • Previous experience of continuous improvement and developing and maintaining robust financial controls, systems and procedures
  • Evidence of strong contributions to risk management and corporate governance processes at senior management or Board level
  • High levels of resilience, drive and motivation to deliver results
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Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th March 2020

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 a marketing officer to support the development and lead on the delivery of the RSE’s marketing activities.

Working closely with, and reporting to, the Head of Communications, your key responsibilities in this role will be to:

  • Develop and lead marketing campaigns for the RSE public engagement, awards and venue teams’ activities across traditional and digital platforms
  • Co-ordinate and deliver designed materials for marketing campaigns
  • Engage with internal / external stakeholders and contractors to raise RSE profile
  • Collaborate and support on RSE 2020 summer exhibition
  • Maintain communication planning systems to manage trafficking and delivery
  • Produce reports for marketing and other activity
  • Prepare copy for range of internal and external publications

Requirements

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in leading and managing high quality marketing campaigns, excellent written and oral communication skills to engage with people in a creative and interactive way, excellent organisational skills and experience of working within a similar environment.

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Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th July 2020

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 continuing on its journey of change to enhance its impact and reach and has an exciting opportunity for a marketing officer to support the development and lead on the delivery of the RSE’s marketing activities.

Working closely with, and reporting to, the Head of Communications, your key responsibilities in this role will be to develop and lead on the marketing for the RSE programmes relating to Enterprise Fellowships (60%), Research Awards and Public Engagement activities (40%). You will be required to:

· Plan and deliver marketing activities for the Enterprise Fellowship programmes, Public Engagement events (online and physical) and Research Awards activities

· Engage with internal and external stakeholders and contractors to raise RSE profile

· Maintain communication planning systems to manage trafficking and delivery

· Produce reports for marketing and other activity

· Prepare copy for range of internal and external publications

What we are expecting from you

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in leading and managing high quality marketing campaigns, excellent written and oral communication skills to engage with people in a creative and interactive way, excellent organisational skills and experience of working within a similar environment.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sharon Simpson, Head of Communications by email ssimpson@therse.org.uk

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Research Awards Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,432
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2020

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 have an exciting opportunity for a Research Awards Officer to join our team and support the delivery of the new RSE awards and grants programme.

Working closely with, and reporting to, the Research Awards Team Leader, your key responsibilities in this role will be to:

• Administer all Research Awards applications

• Provide administrative services to relevant award selection committees

• Capture impact information on the successes of the grants and engage with awardees

• Maintain research awards administrative systems

• Support with promotional activities & presentations and events organising

What we are expecting from you

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of research awards / grants administration, excellent communication skills to engage with awardees and committee members, excellent organisational and planning skills. Some experience of working with assessment panels and committees is essential as is the ability to work with integrity and confidentiality.

What we will offer

Permanent Contract of Employment- Please note that all our staff are currently working from home due to COVID19

£ 22432 pa

35 hours per week - Occasional work may be required out-with normal office hours and part time hours may be considered

34 days annual leave pro rata

AVIVA pension fund

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact David Nisbet, Research Awards Team Leader by email dnisbet@therse.org.uk

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