Professional Development Officer is required in The Royal Society of Biology.
The Royal Society of Biology 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.
The professional development officer will support the professional development manager and wider training team to administer the Society’s professional development provision. In particular the successful candidate will administer the Society’s professional registers including those offered under license from the Science Council, the Society’s own Chartered Biologist register and a number of the Society’s Specialist Registers. In addition the successful candidate will support the continuing professional development (CPD) programme for members.
- Support the administrative process associated with the professional registers of the Royal Society of Biology
- Work with the Register Panels’ members and registrants in protecting, promoting and developing professional standards and skills in the relevant Examination and Register specialisations
- Oversee the application and assessment procedure ensuring all information is provided for review
- Work closely with the Science Council to maintain the standards for professional development to improve retention and share best practice.
- Carry out the annual CPD audit across the Science Council and CBiol registers.
- Assist with enquiries associated with the appropriate registers
- Provide support for the register retention of the technical workforce
- Coordinate and attend relevant meetings
- External liaison with employers in relation to promotion of the registers
- Ensure accurate recording of minutes at relevant meetings
- Update relevant website pages and guidance documentation as appropriate
- Support for promotional and development activity for registers and training
- Assist with development of initiatives within the team, as well as wider support for the RSB
- Coordinate the Careers Committee, working with them to provide careers support across the biosciences.
Qualifications and Experiences
- A Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in the biosciences – Essential
- Skilled oral and written communication with a range of audiences – Essential
- Good interpersonal skills – Essential
- Good attention to detail – Essential
- Self-organisation and management of several tasks simultaneously – Essential
- An enthusiastic team player, with experience of collaborative working – Essential
- A commitment to the values and ambitions of the RSB – Essential
- Capability to recognise personal strengths and weaknesses – Essential
- Willingness to engage in personal development – Essential
- Performs effectively with a fluctuating work load – Essential
- Tact, diplomacy and an ability to engage with people well at all levels – Essential