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Covid-19 virtual recruitment and selection statement

The Royal Society understands there are new challenges with recruiting staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly where a key part of the recruitment and selection process is the ability for both the candidate and employer to have the opportunity to meet in person.

As we become accustomed to new ways of working and living we have amended our recruitment processes to ensure they still meet the high standards of good recruitment practice, these processes now include a greater use of the digital and online platforms available to us. This has ensured all our virtual recruitment continues to be safe, efficient and effective and still allows for that face to face contact whilst observing social distance rules.

Please note our advertised roles will be undertaken remotely for the foreseeable future however will require office presence, when safe to do so, and are primarily office based.

Our recruitment and selection process has been adjusted to reflect practical requirements to uphold our commitment to equal opportunities and continue to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Who we are

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK. Our aim is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society’s Fellows have played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research ideas. You can find out more about our interesting past by reading about our history.

You can find out more about the Society’s Fellowship by visiting our Fellowship Directory.

What we do

Our motto is Nullius in verba (“take nobody’s word for it”) and academic rigour is at the heart of everything we do. We are always seeking diverse and enquiring minds who can join us on our mission and help us in shaping tomorrow’s society. Work with us and you will play a central role in promoting science and its benefits, recognising excellence in scientific thinking, providing policy advice, fostering international and global co-operation and engaging the general public.

What we want to achieve

Read more about our priorities in our Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 (PDF)

What we offer

In return we offer flexible working arrangements, extensive scope for career development and a comprehensive package of benefits including:

  • 30 days’ holiday (plus three nominated days)
  • Generous pension provision (defined contribution scheme)
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Subsidised medical and dental insurance
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Employee Assistance Programme

We would like you to be aware of the Society’s position on the use of animals in research before applying for a role at the Royal Society.

Find us

Find out where we are by visiting the contact us page.

If you would like to discuss one of our opportunities please contact

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