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Finance and Operations Director

RSS Accreditation Assessor

Finance and Operations Director

Salary: £65,000+ plus generous pension scheme 
Hours: 35 hours (full time). We will consider part-time (28 hours) or job share candidates
Managed by: Executive Director
Line reports: Finance Manager
Term: Permanent 

Background to the role:
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is a membership organisation with a vision of a world with data at the heart of understanding and decision-making. 

We are a relatively small (£2m turnover) charity, but with a diverse portfolio of activities that makes the FD role a really interesting one. 

Our current FD is retiring at the end of June 2018 and so we are looking for her replacement. We are looking for someone who is used to working in a small organisation, and is able to be both hands on and strategic. The portfolio of the role includes a number of operational areas including information technology, data protection and the management of our building. 

As well as your own portfolio, you will be a member of the Senior Management Team, contributing to the overall direction of the organisation. 

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How to apply: 
Please send a CV and cover letter to 
Interviews on 6/7 March

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.