Director of International Affairs

London (GB)
16 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Royal Society
Director of International Affairs

£80,000 plus benefits

The Royal Society 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’s fundamental purpose, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Royal Society are now looking for exceptional candidates for the role of Director of International Affairs on a minimum interim six month basis.

Science is an inherently international activity and the Director of International Affairs will play a leading role in the realisation of the Society’s strategic plans to extend the reach, impact and influence of its work with partners and audiences. Reporting directly to the Executive Director and sitting on the senior leadership team, this role has responsibility for co-ordinating the Society’s international work, developing and delivering a high quality programme of projects and activities and for developing and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders.

Ideal candidates will bring a strong track record of leadership in a complex, international environment and will be able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders both within the UK and nationally. Experience of having successfully delivered projects while maintaining a broader strategic view across an organisation will be valuable. This role will be based in the Royal Society’s headquarters in London but will require some international travel.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Royal Society on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference BARZB.  Alternatively email or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 1 August 2018.