The Royal Society of Biology
The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. Our vision is of a world that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all.
We are committed to promoting biology as a subject of choice to students in schools, colleges and universities. Through accreditation, we support and recognise excellence in biology teaching; champion a biology curriculum that challenges students and encourages their passion for biology; support young scientists through higher education; and provide career guidance at all levels.
Over the years the accreditation programme has gone from strength to strength and, as a result, multiple strands of accreditation have been developed which includes Apprenticeship Accreditation, Foundation Accreditation, Standard Accreditation, Advanced Accreditation, Master’s Accreditation, Doctoral Accreditation and International Accreditation.
The Accreditation Officer will join a small dedicated team, managed by the Director responsible for Accreditation, Training and Professional Registers. The successful candidate will help to ensure that the objectives in the RSB three-year business plan are met, with an emphasis on facilitating accreditation applications, including attending site visits as a Society representative. In addition, there will be a requirement to assist with the administration of Professional Registers and our Training offerings. This role will require a reasonable amount of UK travel, some international travel, and nights away from home.
As an evolving employer, supportive of staff wellbeing and development, full-time RSB staff have the option of working a 4-day week. The successful candidate will be able to participate upon successful completion of probation.
Closing date: 5pm on Friday 30th June 2023.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th July 2023.
The RSB is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout lifetimes at school and higher education, in the workplace and training; we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission.