Job title: Race and Ethnicity Lead: Royal Society of Chemistry
Band: £62,340 - £68,574 per annum plus benefits
Duration: Temporary Full-Time
About the Race and Ethnicity Lead role:
Our Race and Ethnicity Unit represents our commitment in action to tackling racism and ethnic inequalities uncovered in the chemical sciences. The Unit was established in 2022 as a three-year pilot with an initial investment of £1.5M to serve as a basis to evaluate outcomes and impact, and future needs in the community and for our future work.
Leading a small team and collaborating with other colleagues in the Global Inclusion team and across the organisation, as our Race and Ethnicity Unit Lead you will oversee delivery of a range of programmes to tackle racism and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences. You will lead on the delivery and evaluation of the pilot, identify and work with key partners, and make recommendations about the future of this work, with responsibility for an annual budget of approximately £500K.
At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate. Although this role is contractually based at either our Cambridge or London office, you will also be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend our offices and travel as needed for your role. In this role you will attend our offices at least 1-2 days per week on a regular basis (initially more frequently to support your induction), with UK travel as well as some weekend and evening work. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.
Essential knowledge and skills:
- Proven experience overseeing efficient delivery of complex multi-stakeholder projects and programmes, with the ability to balance commitments and priorities across several programmes.
- Knowledge of, and a passion for inclusion and diversity in STEM subjects and in particular race and ethnicity equality in different sectors, as well as current initiatives impacting the science and technology ecosystem.
- Experience of managing a team, as well as the ability to work with colleagues in a wide variety of contexts, delivering results that take into account the widest needs of the organisation.
- Experience building relationships and networks, as well as developing projects and running committees involving professionals across career stages and communicating effectively with a variety of audiences and influencing people across levels and sectors.
- Ability to make decisions, building consensus and to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, using a range of digital, written, and oral communication channels.
Desirable knowledge and skills:
- Experience in a scientific organisation, company, university or in a government setting.
- Experience of running events and ability to facilitate workshops or discussion meetings.