Schools Programme Administrator

A new part-time role supporting bookings for our exciting and unique package of school science shows

Dan Plane performing a fiery science demo in front of a crowd of children
Image credit: John Angerson

Reports to: Head of Schools, Impact and Partnerships

Location: Albemarle St, London/hybrid

Contract type: Permanent Part-time contract - 14 hours per week

Salary: c. £23,000 per annum FTE (£9200 actual salary)

About the role

Since 2016, the Royal Institution’s (Ri) ‘Science in Schools’ (SiS) programme has offered a unique package of science shows for students and families, and CPD for teachers, and are the largest national provider of science shows delivered in schools in the UK. In 2022, 76% of our shows were delivered to schools in the most deprived areas of the UK, free of charge.

As the new Schools Programme Administrator, you will act as the main contact for new school bookings, provide excellent customer service to schools and deliver effective admin, accurate invoicing and effective data monitoring.

You will also coordinate the scheduling and processing of freelance presenters/contractor bookings ensuring effective communication between teams.

Do you have good customer service, organisational, communication and administration skills with an ability to communicate effectively to a range of audiences backed up by strong IT skills and knowledge of MS Office/CRM systems?

This role is a good opportunity to gain experience of science engagement programmes although no prior experience in the sector is necessary.

The role can be worked as a mix of office and remote and as two full days or a flexible pattern across the week.

More information about our Schools Programme 

How to apply

Please review the full job description and personal specification, and send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out in the personal specification to by 9.00am on Monday 12 June.

Interviews are planned for Friday 16 June.

Equal opportunities

The Ri is committed to equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment process. The information supplied in the recruitment monitoring form will be treated in strict confidence and will only be seen by Human Resources. It will not form part of the selection process.

You may choose not to disclose some or all of the information requested in the form, and this will not affect your application in any way.

About the Royal Institution

The purpose of the Royal Institution is to connect as many people as possible with science. We've been doing it for well over 200 years and have an international reach, working with world-leading scientists, from Hannah Fry to Carlo Rovelli.

We talk, and listen, to the public. We help scientists talk, and listen, to the public. We develop critical thinking and a spirit of exploration in young people through our educational work.

In our historic Grade I listed Mayfair building, discoveries were made that literally changed the world. Today it acts as base for the Ri team and tenants as well as a busy and vibrant event space for private and corporate events.