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

Policy Advice Officer

  • Full time
  • from £27,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th July 2019

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 has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Policy Advice Officer to support the RSE’s advice activities to inform and influence public policy and to further enhance the Society’s impact.

Working closely with, and reporting to, the Policy Advice Manager, your key tasks in this role will be:

  • To support the delivery of policy advice activity, including policy responses
  • To provide secretariat support for education policy work
  • To support European and constitutional affairs work
  • To contribute to horizon scanning and the gathering of impact evidence
  • To support the development and maintenance of relationships with decision makers

What we would like you to bring

The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills. They will demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise policy advice type papers/reports, will be able to work autonomously and take initiative, and be able to work across different topics and areas. An understanding of the working of the Scottish and UK governments and parliament is essential.

What we offer

  • Permanent Contract of Employment
  • Starting salary of £27,000 per annum
  • 35 hours per week. A pilot flexible working system is currently being used so there will be flexibility to work the 35 hours between 0830 and 1930 across the contracted days. There will be occasional work required out-with the flexi-periods.
  • Group Pension Plan with AVIVA
  • All staff receive the following annual allowances (pro-rata for part time staff):

·25 days up until completion of 3 years employment

· 27 days following completion of 3 years employment (+ 2 days)

· 30 days following completion of 5 years employment (+ 3 days)

· You get 9 days public holiday (pro-rata for part time staff). This is built into your total holiday allowance (annual leave + public holidays) each year

For an informal chat or if you have any questions about the role, please contact William Hardie on 0131 240 5000. For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact the HR Team at vacancies@therse.org.uk

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Digital Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th March 2019

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 digital communications officer to support the development and lead the delivery of the RSE’s digital communications activities.

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

· Develop and lead the digital strategy for the RSE

· Produce engaging, targeted content across all RSE digital platforms

· Lead and develop digital marketing campaigns with clear objectives and outcomes

· Lead the redevelopment of the RSE website

· Co-ordinate the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all digital channels

· Continually seek ways to improve the way RSE digitally communicates

Requirements

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of working in a communications role or supporting communications activities, excellent written and oral communication skills to engage with people in a creative and interactive way, and digital editing software experience.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sharon Simpson, Head of Communications on 0131 240 2786 or email ssimpson@therse.org.uk

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Business Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,050 – £40,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd June 2019

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 has an exciting opportunity for an experienced business manager to support the Chief Executive and Directors in the effective running of the organisation and implementing a major programme of business change to further enhance the Society’s impact.

Working closely with, and reporting to, the Director of Finance & Corporate Services, your key tasks in this role will be:

  • To lead change management across the RSE
  • To lead the process of business planning
  • To lead the Business Support function
  • To support effective governance of the RSE
  • To oversee further development of impact measurement and reporting
  • To oversee the Records Management function

What we would like you to bring

The successful candidate will have highly developed people skills including proven experience in building relationships of trust and influence; demonstrable experience of effectively managing or leading organisational change and excellent written and oral communications skills. They will demonstrate effectiveness in business planning & management, will be able to work autonomously and take initiative and be adaptable to meet evolving and emerging business needs.

What we offer

  • Permanent Contract of Employment
  • Starting salary in the range of £35,050 to £40,000 per annum
  • 35 hours per week. A pilot flexible working system is currently being used so there will be flexibility to work the 35 hours between 0830 and 1930 across the contracted days. There will be occasional work required out-with the flexi-periods.
  • Group Pension Plan
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
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