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Conference & Events Officer

RSS Accreditation Assessor

Conferences and Events Officer

Salary: £25,000-£28,000 (dependent on experience)
Hours: 35 per week full time - 9.30 AM – 5.30 PM with one-hour lunch break
Reporting to: Conferences and Events Manager

Main duties of the post
A key responsibility of this role is to support the delivery of our prestigious annual conference in September. You will also support the organisation and delivery of shorter events and meetings taking place both at the Society’s headquarters and other locations in London, including keynote lectures and those events organised by our special interest sections. You’ll need to have some experience in event organisation, be able to prioritise tasks and think on your feet. In short, doing everything needed to deliver high quality and successful events. The role will require work away from London for the annual conference and will require event attendance in the evenings in London.

To apply for the role
The detailed job description and person specification give further details about the vacancy.
Please follow the application instructions carefully – you will need to download the application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form as part of the process.
Your full application should be sent by email to Paul Gentry - stating the job title in the subject line of your email.
The deadline for applications is the end of Wednesday 25 July; we will be looking to interview on Friday 27 July or as near as possible to this date.

Interested in becoming an RSS Accreditation Assessor?

Over the last two years, the RSS has completed a major review of its professional affairs activities, including the standards which provide the basis for its examinations and professional awards, and our existing accreditation arrangements.

One of the key outcomes of this review is the introduction of a new accreditation scheme, with the intention of enhancing our existing partnerships with educational institutions. Under this scheme, the RSS will accredit programmes against a new set of standards for statistical education, initially at Levels 6 and 7 of the qualifications framework (Honours and Master’s degrees).

The scheme will entail both desk based assessment and visits to universities and we are seeking to recruit a team of Accreditation Assessors to ensure the scheme operates effectively.

Assessors will be paid a fee for each desk based assessment or visit – please see “roles and responsibilities” for further details. Travel expenses incurred whilst making visits to universities will also be reimbursed.

What qualifications and experience are required?

Assessment of degrees for accreditation will be a peer-review process, involving evaluation by subject matter experts of the evidence submitted by an institution.


A degree in statistics or a related subject with substantial statistical content.

Plus at least one of the following:

Experience of quality assurance processes within Higher Education (this may have been gained through involvement with programme development, working as a Programme Leader or as an External Examiner). 

A relevant background in quality assurance or within a regulatory environment.

Experience of accreditation work with a professional body 


CStat or GradStat status with the RSS.

For more information and how to apply please click here.