Head of Industry Engagement

London (Central), London (Greater)
£61,506 - £76,882 per annum
April 27 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Head of Industry Engagement, The Royal Society

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. Our aim is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity..It is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine.

The Society has an established science, industry and translation programme. It brings together industry, academia and government to advance ideas and support scientists working in industry and those researchers in academia who wish to develop their research into commercial products. The programme covers a broad range of academic disciplines and industry sectors and considers the full range of company sizes.

The Society is now looking to develop its programme further and is looking for a Head of Industry Engagement to lead this work. It is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for supporting innovative businesses and researchers, offering the chance to work with many of the world’s leading scientists and entrepreneurs. The individual must be able to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and develop and maintain relationships.

The role reports to the Chief Strategy Officer and is based in Central London. The post is also available as a one year secondment. Salary will be commensurate with experience within the Society’s Salary Band F (£61,506 - £76,882 per annum).

In return, we offer flexible working arrangements and a comprehensive package of benefits including:

  • 30 days holiday (plus three nominated days)
  • Generous pension provision
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Subsidised medical and dental insurance
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Employee Assistance Programme

To view the full job description and to apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Lesley Miles via the Royal Society application portal. Please state current and expected salary in your cover letter application.

Applications close on Sunday 20 May 2018 at 23:59 (BST).