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Web and Digital Assistant

PA to Executive Director

RSS Accreditation Assessor


Web and Digital Assistant

Salary: up to £25,000 depending on experience, plus generous pension scheme
Hours: 35 per week, full time
Managed by: IT and Web Manager
Term: One year with possible extension

As Web and Digital Assistant, you will help maintain the Society’s websites and audio podcasts. You will assist with the production of newsletters, filming of events and organisation of webinars. You will help provide basic IT support to our staff and volunteers and carry out standard office duties such as data input and cleansing.

You will be a self-motived individual who is keen to gain experience across a range of digital media. You will need to be a quick learner with a sharp eye for detail.

If you do not have relevant experience in every one of the areas described, this should not deter you from applying, as training will be available if required. It is not necessary to have any particular statistics or maths qualifications.

Download full job description (pdf)

How to apply:
Please read the detailed job profile and job specific competencies and then submit:
1. A completed job application form (docx)
2. A personal statement of no more than one side of A4 explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this role
3. Equal opportunities monitoring form (docx)
Please submit the above documents to our Web team (web@rss.org.uk)


PA to Executive Director

Salary: £25,000+ (pro rata), depending on experience, plus generous pension scheme
Hours: 21 per week, part time
Managed by: Executive Director
Term: Permanent

The Royal Statistical Society is a membership organisation dedicated to advancing the science and application of statistics, and promoting its use and awareness for public benefit. It is governed by elected trustees, called the Council.

This role will work across the organisation by coordinating the governance of the Society through Council and other Committees. The post-holder will work closely with the Executive Director to develop agendas, administer meetings including paper preparation and minute-taking and working on the implementation of meeting outcomes.

The post-holder will provide support to the Executive Director including communication with staff, arranging meetings and other administrative assistance.

The role will work with teams across the staff team and will provide an overview of the range of Society activities.

Download full job description (.docx)

How to apply:
Please read the detailed job profile and job specific competencies and then submit:
1. A completed job application form (download here (.docx))
2. A personal statement of no more than two sides of A4 explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this role
3. Equal opportunities monitoring form (download here (.docx))
Please submit the above documents to Joanna Paraszczuk (j.paraszczuk@rss.org.uk)
Candidates who meet the criteria for this role will be invited to interview at a mutually agreeable time.


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.

Essential

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 

Desirable

CStat or GradStat status with the RSS.

For more information and how to apply please click here.