Current vacancies

Training Administrator
RSS Honorary Officer: Journals
RSS Honorary Officer: Membership
Honorary Officer: National Statistics
RSS Accreditation Assessor


Training Administrator

Contract: One-year fixed term contract (with potential to extend)
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 (pro rata)
Managed by:Training and Events Operations Manager

The role
We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our Commercial & Events Team at the Royal Statistical Society, one of the world’s leading organisations to promote the importance of statistics, data and evidence for decision making. As our respected training courses programme expands, we are looking for someone to work within the training team to support the growing demand.

You will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth delivery of our packed training course programme. The main responsibility of this role will be facilitating the administration of all RSS training courses, both public, online and in-house commissioned courses. The post holder will also facilitate the RSS 18404 Sector Scheme as it grows and develops.

The RSS has a full and varied programme of events and meetings, many of which take place at our building on Errol Street. As such, the post holder will also be required to assist with the organisation and facilitation of a variety of events, meetings and other activities to support the Events team. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual who works well under pressure with close attention to detail. This role requires interaction with a wide range of external clients, so the candidate will need to show great interpersonal skills and a positive attitude. Experience in a previous administrative role is desirable.

To apply for this role please carefully read the detailed job profile and job specific competencies and then submit:
1. A completed job application form (downloaded here)
2. Equal Opportunities monitoring form (downloaded here)
3. Full job description (download here)

Please submit the above documents to RSSvacancy@rss.org.uk by Friday 7th July, stating the job title in the subject line of your email.


Honorary Officer: Journals

Professor Alastair Young, the Honorary Officer for the Journals, is standing down from 1 January 2018. A successor is now sought to take office.

The role

The Honorary Officer for Journals is a member of Council by co-option and a Trustee of the Society. Together with the President, the Honorary Officers are key players at the heart of the Society who form a team responsible for coordinating policy on all themes and offering advice to Council on a wide range of issues. The position therefore brings the opportunity to influence and shape the strategic direction and policy of the Society and to play a major role in one or more areas of the Society’s activities.

Why do it?

An Honorary Officer can expect to gain a broader view of the Society, to learn about areas outside their usual spheres, to establish a substantial network of contacts and to develop new transferable skills. In addition, there is the satisfaction of serving the discipline and helping to shape the Royal Statistical Society. A further benefit may be the potential synergies between the Honorary Officer's work for the Society and the salaried post in which he/she is employed – in both directions. Taking on the post of Honorary Officer is a major commitment, but those who have done so feel they are amply rewarded by the enhancement of their own skills profile and by the contribution they make to the statistical community. 

Full role description
Applications should be accompanied by a CV and a personal statement detailing why the candidate is well suited to the task etc.
Applications and suggestions should be forwarded to the Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society at 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX (email: h.shah@rss.org.uk)


Honorary Officer: Membership

Rob Mastrodemenico, the Honorary Officer for Membership, is standing down on 1 January 2018. A successor is now sought to take office.

The role

The Honorary Officer for Membership is a member of Council by co-option and a Trustee of the Society. Together with the President, the Honorary Officers are key players at the heart of the Society who form a team responsible for coordinating policy on all themes and offering advice to Council on a wide range of issues. The position therefore brings the opportunity to influence and shape the strategic direction and policy of the Society and to play a major role in one or more areas of the Society’s activities.

Why do it?

An Honorary Officer can expect to gain a broader view of the Society, to learn about areas outside their usual spheres, to establish a substantial network of contacts and to develop new transferable skills. In addition, there is the satisfaction of serving the discipline and helping to shape the Society. A further benefit may be the potential synergies between the Honorary Officer's work for the Society and the salaried post in which they are employed – in both directions. Taking on the post of Honorary Officer is a major commitment, but those who have done so feel they are amply rewarded by the enhancement of their own skills profile and by the contribution they make to the statistical community.

Full role description
Applications should be accompanied by a CV and a personal statement detailing why the candidate is well suited to the task etc.
Applications and suggestions should be forwarded to the Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society at 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX (email: h.shah@rss.org.uk)


Honorary Officer: National Statistics

Mike Hughes, the Honorary Officer for National Statistics, is standing down from 1 January 2018. A successor is now sought to take office.

The role

The Honorary Officer for National Statistics is a member of Council by cooption and a Trustee of the Society. Together with the President, the Honorary Officers are key players at the heart of the Society who form a team responsible for coordinating policy on all themes and offering advice to Council on a wide range of issues. The position therefore brings the opportunity to influence and shape the strategic direction and policy of the Society and to play a major role in one or more areas of the Society’s activities.

Why do it?

An Honorary Officer can expect to gain a broader view of the Society, to learn about areas outside their usual spheres, to establish a substantial network of contacts and to develop new transferable skills. In addition, there is the satisfaction of serving the discipline and helping to shape the Royal Statistical Society. A further benefit may be the potential synergies between the Honorary Officer's work for the Society and their professional interests and expertise. Taking on the post of Honorary Officer is a major commitment, but those who have done so feel they are amply rewarded by the enhancement of their own skills profile and by the contribution they make to the statistical community.

Full role description
Applications should be accompanied by a CV and a personal statement detailing why the candidate is well suited to the task etc.

Applications and suggestions should be forwarded to the Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society at 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX (email: h.shah@rss.org.uk)


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.