Executive Secretary - Chester, UK
- Full Time
The International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) is seeking an Executive Secretary to lead the organization, and to manage its day-to-day operations.
The IUCr is a Scientific Union and publisher. It is governed by a General Assembly that meets every three years; between these meetings the work of the Union is delegated to the Executive Committee. The Executive Secretary reports to the Executive Committee through the General Secretary.
The IUCr has offices in Chester, UK, and employs 25 staff, chiefly in its publishing operations. The successful candidate is expected to manage the financial and administrative affairs of the Union, as well as having responsibility for the staff.
The successful applicant will have a science degree or PhD, ideally with experience of international collaboration in science, and a good knowledge of English. The ability to handle financial matters such as overseeing the preparation of the annual accounts by external accountants and dealing with taxation and investment matters is required. As well as dealing with the general administration of the Union (50 Adhering Bodies and 23 Commissions), the successful applicant will be expected to take a proactive role in raising the profile of the IUCr and crystallography, and directing its educational and outreach programmes.
Strong attention to detail and networking ability are a must, and experience of project management will be beneficial. A competitive salary is offered (£50,304 - £61,453; exceptional candidates may be appointed at a higher grade) with excellent benefits. You will be based in Chester and expected to undertake overseas travel.
To apply for the position, send a CV, names of two referees, and a covering letter to Mike Dacombe by clicking on the 'Apply' button by 30 September 2016.
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