Research and Communications Officer – Join our Team

22 January 2021

The Royal Historical is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Research and Communications Officer who shares our commitment to supporting historians and promoting the discipline within the UK.  

The successful candidate will have been educated to degree level and is likely to have a postgraduate qualification. They will have a proven ability to undertake independent research. They may have some experience of public relations and social medial work.  Candidates will need to persuade us they have the communication, organisational, research and interpersonal skills required to carry out the role effectively and to demonstrate a commitment to widening engagement with the Society beyond our traditional constituency. It is important that you have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience of working in either a learned organisation or the UK higher education sector would be an advantage but is not a requirement.

Contract: 0.5 FTE, Fixed term, 12 months in the first instance with the possibility of renewal
Location: The post is based in central London (currently WFH due to COVID-19 outbreak)
Start date: 1 April 2021
Reporting to: Trustee Body of President, Vice Presidents, Officers and Councillors
Salary: Grade 7 UCL pay scale (currently £36,028), pro rata.


In the application you will be asked to provide the following:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter of no more than two pages explaining the candidate’s reason for applying, and how the candidate believes they match the qualities that the Society requires.
  • If you are selected for interview, we will ask you for the contact details of two senior professional referees who have worked with you recently.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.


Any queries concerning the online submission process should be directed to Imogen Evans, RHS Administrative Secretary,

The deadline for receipt of materials is 17:00 on 12 February 2021.

Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held by Zoom in the week commencing 22 February.

Full details including a job specification are available from