The Royal Society, the UK’s premier scientific body, is looking for an enthusiastic and creative person to manage its Science in Society programme, funded by the Kohn Foundation.

Manager, Science in Society Programme

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in further developing the Royal Society’s Science in Society programme of work. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Science Communication the postholder will be responsible for the management of a range of activities, particularly focusing on the broader social, ethical and public policy issues of science.

Candidates should have a thorough understanding and appreciation of the issues surrounding ‘science in society’, experience of qualitative research methodologies for public engagement and be capable of working with people at all levels. The postholder will be responsible for managing two officer level posts. S/he should have excellent communication (both oral and written), IT, project management, interpersonal and teamworking skills.

The post will be on a fixed term contract for one year in the first instance.

Salary circa £30,000 per annum

Applicants can download further information and an application form from” target=”_new”>> or telephone the HR Section on 0207 451 2529 or email [email protected] quoting reference number V20.05. Closing date for applications is Monday 8 August 2005. Interviews will be held on 16 August 2005.

Benefits include: 26 days paid holiday Flexitime hours Final salary pension Season Ticket Loan Private health care Staff restaurant Staff association