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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International Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,432
  • Edinburgh - Due to COVID19, working remotely in a first instance
  • Closing 13th April 2021

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 an International Officer to help promote Scotland’s interests; strengthen its research, innovation profile, and connections with the world by supporting the delivery of a high quality RSE international programme of activity.

Working closely with, and reporting to the International Relations and Awards Manager, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Support and deliver research and innovation-led collaboration activities
  • Coordinate with other RSE teams to ensure delivery of activities
  • Develop and support the ongoing maintenance of international relationships with partners and networks
  • Provide secretariat support to the International Committee and Africa Working Group
  • Undertake the capture of impact information and evaluation of international activities
  • Coordinate the RSE’s responses to academic-related international Human Rights case alerts
  • Maintain the international section of the RSE website and CRM records

What we are expecting from you

The successful candidate will have previous experience in working in an international context, the ability to coordinate projects, the ability to develop and deliver activity collaboratively, excellent planning and organisational skills while demonstrating some awareness of international issues. A strong commitment to equality, diversity and human rights coupled with excellent communication skill.

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SAHA is a joint initiative of ten Scottish Higher Education institutions, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH). It was established in 2019 to promote the value of arts and humanities to society and provide a collective voice for the arts and humanities community within higher education. You can read more about the Alliance here

The strategic direction and activity of the Alliance is determined by a Steering Group comprising representatives from contributing organisations. The Steering Group now seeks to appoint a Policy and Communications Officer to support the development of SAHA’s strategy and to build and maintain our communications network and profile.

Reporting to the Chairs of the Steering Group (Professor Catherine O’Leary, University of St Andrews and Professor Murray Pittock, University of Glasgow), this is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter to help develop and embed the Alliance and work with leading academics working in the arts and humanities field in Scotland. The post is for two years in the first instance.

The successful candidate will be employed by the Royal Society of Edinburgh on behalf of the Alliance. The RSE, 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. Working remotely, in the first instance, an office space at a member institution may be possible at a future date.

Key responsibilities:

• To provide day to day policy support for the Alliance

• To ensure effective communication of the Alliance and its outputs

• To provide logistical and administrative support

What we would like you to bring

The successful candidate will have an extensive knowledge of the arts and humanities landscape in Scotland, an understanding of policy and exceptional written and oral communications skills. Some prior experience in writing for a policy audience and using a range of media and digital platforms is desirable.

What we offer

• Fixed-term Contract of Employment for 2 years

• Salary of £24-28K per annum

• Group Pension Plan with AVIVA

• Generous annual leave package

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Policy Advice Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Edinburgh Due to COVID19, working remotely in a first instance.
  • Closing 22nd June 2021

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 and has an exciting opportunity for a Policy Advice Officer to support the delivery of the RSE’s policy advice activities.

Working closely with, and reporting to the Policy Advice Manager, your key responsibilities will be to:

• Support the delivery and communication of wide-ranging policy advice activity, including preparing policy positions and responses.

• Provide secretariat support to RSE policy committees, including the Economy and Enterprise Committee.

• Provide secretariat support to the Cross-Party Group on Science and Technology.

• Support the development and maintenance of relationships with decision makers and policy influencers.

What we are expecting from you

The successful candidate will have the ability to produce clear and concise policy advice type papers/reports with excellent written and oral communications skills. You will be able to work autonomously as part of a small team, know when to take initiative, and be able to work across

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