Opportunities at the RSS


Vacancy: Governance & Committees Officer   
 
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 (dependent on experience), plus generous pension scheme 
Term: Permanent and full-time (applications for job shares will also be considered) 
Location: The bulk of the work can be carried out either from home or from the office, so the postholder does not need to be based in London.  
 
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is a membership organisation dedicated to promoting the understanding and use of statistics for the public good.   
 
We are looking for someone with strong administrative skills to provide support for our board of trustees and other committees. The postholder will work closely with the Governance Manager and Head of Policy to develop meeting agendas. They will be responsible for circulating meeting papers and taking accurate minutes. The postholder will also serve as a key point of contact for staff and volunteers, and will co-ordinate an annual calendar of reports and activities. 
 
We are seeking a candidate who has excellent organisational and time management skills, and good attention to detail. The successful applicant will also have strong written communication and interpersonal skills. The RSS has a friendly, approachable and professional staff, and we are looking forward to welcoming the new postholder into our team.  
 
To apply for the role  
To apply, please read the job description and person specification and then submit:  

  1. A completed job application form (DOCX)
  2. A personal statement of no more than two sides of A4 explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this role (see section five of the job application form) 
  3. An example of some meeting minutes you have written.

In addition, if you wish to, please do submit an equal opportunities monitoring form (DOCX). This is optional; the information will be kept confidential and forms are used to monitor and improve the implementation of our equal opportunities policy.   
 
Please submit the above documents to the Governance Manager, Sarah Campbell, at s.campbell[at]rss.org.uk, by 9am on Monday 11 January.    
 
We plan to carry out interviews on Tuesday 26 January. We regret we are unable to respond to candidates who are not shortlisted.