Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Professional body, a membership organisation and an international publisher
  • Year established:
    1841
  • Website:
    http://www.rsc.org
  • Contact
    • Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA

About Royal Society of Chemistry

With over 50,000 members and an international publishing business, the Royal Society of Chemistry are the UK's professional body for chemical scientists, supporting their members and bringing together chemical scientists around the world. Led by Chief Executive Officer Robert Parker, they are a not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 175 years.

In 2017 they held a Wellness Week with the aim of promoting positive mental and physical health and general overall wellbeing. They curated a wide variety of activities and workshops over the course of the week including mindfulness and sleep workshops. Exercise classes were offered, including Pilates, yoga, boot camp and dance, as well as financial awareness sessions.

In a survey after the Wellness Week, over 72% of the respondents reported that they had considered making positive changes to their wellbeing. Some have also signed up for more exercise classes and are making change to their diets.


What is it like to work for Royal Society of Chemistry

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They conduct stress risk assessments to highlight areas of particular concern and we provide access to an employee assistance programme and a stress helpline - both are offered through third party providers and completely confidential. In addition managers are offered mental health awareness training.
My Team
My Team
Their education and professional practice, and sales and marketing teams include a large number of colleagues who are based all over the country and all over the world. They make time to gather together as one team at least once a year.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Managers can recommend any individual in their team for an award up to £500 to recognise one-off work or achievement. Anybody can suggest a team for recognition and, if accepted, the team can arrange a celebration of up to £25 per person.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Earning £35,000+:

    41%

  • Staff:

    528

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