Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1841
  • Website:
    http://www.rsc.org
  • Contact
    • Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J 0BA

About Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry is an international organisation connecting chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole.

Founded over 175 years ago, the Society have an international membership of over 50,000. They use the surplus from their global publishing and knowledge business to give thousands of chemical scientists the support and resources required to make vital advances in chemical knowledge.

They develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities, and bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. They support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists, and speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all. The Royal Society of Chemistry are a catalyst for the chemistry that enriches our world.

Their mission is to advance excellence in the chemical sciences and this has been the case for over 175 year's when 77 scientists, including doctors, academics, manufacturers and entrepreneurs, formed the Chemical Society of London, with dialysis inventor Thomas Graham as their first President. Seven years later Queen Victoria granted a Royal Charter to the Society, confirming its purpose of "the general advancement of Chemical Science".

It's important for many of their colleagues to be working for a not-for-profit organisation and to be part of an organisation that supports a global scientific community. This provides the opportunity to get involved in a variety of activities making it a fascinating, exciting and great place to be.

The environment in which they work together is professional; the word most commonly used to describe the organisation is 'friendly'. As an employer they offer career development and progression. Alongside an attractive and competitive benefits package they offer an organisation rooted in centuries of tradition and expertise and yet completely forward-looking and engaged with the world.


What is it like to work for Royal Society of Chemistry

My Manager
My Manager
All managers can take advantage of their internal mentoring programme to work on objectives with a trained mentor who themselves receive regular supervision. 
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Royal Society of Chemistry run a 'wellness week' every two years, the aim being to engage employees in looking after their physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Branded 'Thank You' cards are available in breakout areas so any colleague can say thank you for a job well done, hard work or exceptional effort by sending these to their colleague. Managers can recommend any individual in their team for an award up to £500 to recognise one-off work or achievement.  

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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

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Earning £35,000+:

    47%

  • Staff:

    546

  • UK sites:

    9

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