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Deputy Head of Engagement

Circa £38,902 per annum (commensurate with skills and experience) + benefits

35 hours per week, based in London WC2         


Are you ready to lead engagement work with RSA Fellows and other stakeholders to bring about positive social change? Have you got what it takes to ensure that Fellows play a core part in achieving the RSA’s mission, including the development of projects, delivering research and implementation of project recommendations? If you want to be part of developing an innovative new approach to making social change, then this is the role for you.

Our ideal candidate will have significant experience of participation, volunteer management and increasing engagement; the ability and gravitas to contribute to strategy and drive change across an organisation; excellent interpersonal skills; a strong self-starter and knowledge of communications channels and understanding how to most effectively use them to maximise impact.

The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 260 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, the RSA is currently at an exciting period in its history. We provide platforms for leading experts through the UK’s most ambitious free public lecture series, our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and we are building on our network of over 28,000 Fellows around the world – these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.


How to apply


To apply for this position please download the application pack document below and prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification. Please also state your current salary and where you saw this advertised (for recruitment monitoring purposes). You may address your covering letter to Oliver Reichardt.


Click on "Apply Now" below to submit your application. The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on Monday 17 October 2016. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 3 November 2016. Please note that we are unable to accept late or incomplete applications.


Application pack (PDF)


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