Opportunities at the RSS


VACANCY: Programme Manager - Data Science 

  • £30-£35k depending on experience 
  • Generous pension and holiday allowance 
  • Full time, two-year fixed term contract in the first instance 
  • Flexible working culture 
About the RSS  
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is a membership organisation dedicated to promoting the understanding and use of statistics for the public good. We have over 10,000 members in the UK and around the world, including statistics researchers, data scientists, students, and teachers. 
One of our strategic priorities over the next two years is data science. We are working to develop the contribution of statistics to data science, and to expand the range of services we offer to our members who work as data scientists. 
To help deliver these plans, we are looking to recruit a project manager who can work with data science experts and external partners to scope, plan, and launch new programmes. 
Our staff team is highly motivated and has had recent success in delivering its strategy which has included growing our membership and volunteer base, better engaging our members through a wide range of opportunities and delivering a programme of public training courses.   Everyone in the team plays an important role in delivering all aspects of our members’ experiences and we have the enthusiasm, ambition, and drive to further improve and expand our relationships with existing and potential members and corporate partners. 
About you 
You are ideally in programme management or programme design role, looking for a dynamic position with room to develop and grow. You are a self-starter and have a desire to work collaboratively as well as managing your own workload.  You enjoy working with partners to design new programmes and have the determination and organisation to put your designs into action. Whilst you will be an integral part of the membership team with some support of team administrators, you will often be working autonomously, including with senior stakeholders. 
Our ideal candidate will have a high degree of enthusiasm, initiative and judgement and an interest in the field of data science.    
How to apply for the role   
To apply, please read the job description and person specification and then submit:
  1. completed application form, which includes a statement explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this role. 
  2. 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.    
Send your application to the Head of Professional Standards and Accreditation, Ricky McGowan at r.mcgowan@rss.org.uk by 12 noon on Wednesday 19 May. 
First interviews will be held on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 May, remotely using MS Teams.  If you have not heard from us by this date, we regret that you have not been invited to interview on this occasion.