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Engagement Manager

£31,414 per annum (commensurate with skills and experience) + benefits

35 hours per week, based in London WC2         


Do you want to work with some of the brightest, most exciting people in the UK and abroad to help bring about real-world change?

As Engagement Manager at the RSA, you will play a key role in delivering effective engagement with the some of the highest potential projects of our 28,000 Fellows. The overarching aim of the role is to help the RSA achieve real-world impact by harnessing the power and potential of Fellow-led projects.  You will ensure the smooth delivery of a number of programmes to a highly professional standard. You will work with RSA Fellows to help their projects achieve their goals through these programmes, including our Catalyst grant programme and crowd funding support. It’s an exciting opportunity to lead work with RSA Fellows and staff across the organisation to bring about positive social change in specific areas of our work.

You will have a flair for spotting projects with potential and helping them scale up. You will have great communication, excellent organisational skills, and an ability to pick up information quickly and establish immediate credibility in a wide range of situations. You will think creatively about engagement opportunities, and want to apply research to the real world to make social change. You will have experience of (or a passion for) supporting projects or ventures to develop from a small scale into significant impact, as well as experience in (or an aptitude for) working with skilled individuals to grow these projects. We are looking for an exceptional person so whether you have direct experience or transferrable skills, the most important thing is your ambition and passion. 

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 27,000 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 Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of Engagement

The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on Monday 20 February 2017. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 2 March 2017 with a second round planned for Thursday 9 March 2017.

Please submit your application online through the link below; we cannot accept applications submitted via email. Please also note that we are unable to accept late or incomplete applications.


Application pack (PDF)


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