Industry Programme Assistant (fixed-term until 31 March 2018)
The Royal Society is seeking a talented individual to support the successful delivery of the Society's Science and Industry Programme. The Royal Society is committed to innovative scientific research wherever it is found - making use of its convening power, the Society brings leading scientists and leading industrialists together to build relationships, facilitate translation, and engage fully in the life of the Society. World class research and development in UK industry is essential for transforming innovative ideas into commercially successful products, economic growth and securing the science base. The Science and Industry programme is a five-year initiative with a commitment to reintegrate science and industry at the Society and to promote science and its value by connecting academia, industry and government. The programme is overseen by the standing Science, Industry and Translation Committee chaired by Dr Hermann Hauser KBE FREng FRS and Sir Simon Campbell CBE FMedSci FRS.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated team worker with an interest in science writing to help produce the outputs from our programme's activities. These will include writing reports from our Transforming our Future conference series, putting together case studies highlighting cutting edge innovative science and drafting briefing documents and committee papers. The post holder will need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, an interest in science and the ability to communicate across different stakeholder groups including industry, academia, the public and government. They will be a self-starter, with a common sense and pro-active approach and an eye for detail, deadlines and delivery.
This is an exciting opportunity to support a growing programme and to work as part of a dynamic and creative team. The start date for this role is 4 September 2017.
The ideal post holder will have some basic Publishing experience. Attention to detail and an eye for accuracy is a must. You will also be an enthusiastic team player who is able to work with a diverse range of people and stakeholders. An interest in publishing and social media is highly beneficial.
In return, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits including:
- 30 days' holiday (plus three nominated days)
- Generous pension provision
- Interest-free season ticket loan
- Subsidised medical and dental insurance
- Onsite restaurant
- Active social programme
- Employee Assistance Programme
Application closing date: 23 July 2017.
Interviews will be held week commencing 31 July 2017.