This position is suitable for an efficient and versatile person with a confident and positive attitude. Experience in project management, budgeting, and event management, has experience of organising people and systems, and forms excellent working relationships with a range of people.
The Royal Society is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce by seeking out participation from underrepresented groups to build and develop a world in which studying and working in science is open to all. The Society’s Diversity Strategy for 2023-28 sets out how the Society will use its convening power and leadership to build a diverse and inclusive scientific community.
The Society’s diversity objectives are:
- Maintain a culture within the Society that encourages and promotes diversity and inclusion.
- Address barriers to participation and success in STEM.
- Work in partnership to assess and maximise the effectiveness of diversity initiatives across the scientific community.
- Champion the achievements of a wide range of scientists from underrepresented groups.
The Diversity team works closely with the Royal Society Diversity Committee, which oversees a programme of activities designed to achieve these objectives. The Diversity team also works in partnership with other learned societies and academies.
The successful candidate will join the dynamic Diversity and Inclusion team and work on projects and initiatives which are internationally visible. The Diversity and Inclusion Officer will commission and lead on projects to implement recommendations from initiatives approved by the Diversity and Inclusion committee including reports commissioned by the Royal Society, working in partnership with other organisations across the STEM sector. This will include, but is not limited to, leading on projects aimed at developing new resources and programmes to support scientists from under-represented groups to progress in STEM careers, and support the successful delivery of activities under the Royal Society Diversity Strategy 2023-28.
The role requires an interest in current issues relating to inclusion and diversity, and a proven ability to build and maintain strong strategic relationships with colleagues and external organisations.
Reports to: : Diversity and Inclusion Programme Manager
Location: Carlton House Terrace, London, plus hybrid working
Hours: 35 hours per week, full time
Pay Band: C
Salary: £30,257- £37,822 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
To apply for this job please visit careers-royalsociety.icims.com.