Posted on Jan 30, 2019 by Learned Society of Wales
About the Society
The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is Wales' national academy. We champion excellence across all academic fields and beyond. We use the knowledge of the Society's experts to promote research, inspire
learning, and provide independent policy advice.
A Royal Charter charity with nearly 500 Fellows, LSW is highly regarded as an authoritative, independent, and credible voice in Welsh public life.
We have recently started to deliver the Society's new five-year strategy.
This focuses on four key objectives for the Society:
1. Champion research
Deliver high-quality events, celebrate excellence, and offer platforms for early-career researchers
2. Contribute expertise
Coordinate expert responses to consultations, support evidence-based policymaking, and harness our expertise to 'lead the conversation' in key areas
3. Promote learning and debate
Communicate our Fellows' achievements, support schools and colleges, and develop public discussion of important issues
4. Develop the Fellowship
Increase Fellows' involvement in our work, elect a wider range of Fellows, and work with organisations that promote diversity
About this post
The role of the Fellowship Assistant is essential to the smooth running of the Society's annual work programme. The key purpose of the role is to provide support for our election processes, which include the election of new Fellows and awards of Medals. The Assistant will ensure that candidates and Fellows receive a highly professional service, and that election processes are robust, effective and efficient.
The post-holder will undertake a variety of other administrative and support functions for the Society. These will vary during the course of the year, and will include maintaining our contacts database, preparing statistics for committees, supporting our events, and a range of data entry and desk research tasks.
The Officer will based at the Society's office in Cathays Park, Cardiff.