Head of Engagement

The Science Council
£48,000 maximum pro-rata (£60-80K FTE)
Hybrid/London Offices
26 February 2024

The Science Council is seeking a Part-Time Head of Engagement to form and lead a high performing and resilient engagement team. This team will deliver engagement in its widest sense, spanning communications, media and digital, policy, influence and public affairs and engagement with member organisations, volunteers, employers and other key stakeholders. 

The Science Council is a registered charity and we believe science and innovation are vital for human thriving. We believe that good quality, impactful science needs a diverse, sustainable multidisciplinary workforce that is committed to professional development and professionalism, including equity, diversity and inclusion.

This role is hands-on, requiring strategic, organisational and practitioner skills. You will work in partnership with key stakeholder groups, deliver activity and impact in line with the Science Council Strategy 2022-2025. You will shape, lead, manage and develop the Engagement team such that high quality, cost effective and resilient engagement increases the profile, impact and revenue of the Science Council. 

You will need excellent experience in successfully shaping and developing impactful engagement portfolios (e.g. policy, communications, events) and success in setting and achieved prioritised objectives for policy and/or other engagement events. Your engagement and strategic communications will have been in the UK at national level. 

You will have to be able to think strategically, provide strategic advice and demonstrate initiative and creativity. You will have your own engagement specialism and insight into other engagement specialisms to be able to lead, manage, challenge, inspire and develop the team successfully and work effectively with engagement specialists in other organisations. 

Interviews: Wednesday 13th March in person at the Science Council office in London. 

The Science Council is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. We support flexible working and are open to considering job share arrangements. We are committed to developing our people.

No agencies please.

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