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Business Manager

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

  • Advertised from 17th May 2019
  • 35 hours per week


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

Application notes

To apply for the role, download an application pack from our Jobs page on our website and email your completed application form to

The closing date is 5.00pm on Monday 03 June at

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at the RSE building

Scottish Charity Number SC000470