Central London
£23,000.00 - £25,000.00 (pro rata)
Permanent Role – 3 days per week

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), a registered charity, is an international forum where science meets business. Established in 1881 SCI’s main charitable objective is to advance the application of science into industry for public benefit, which it fulfils via events, publications and other activities. Today, with members in over 70 countries and with over 900 companies and 300 academic institutions represented in our network, SCI facilitates open innovation, identifies and promotes emerging technologies in the areas of climate change and global health, and provides support for the next generation of scientists and engineers.

SCI is looking to appoint a Receptionist. The role will sit within the Facilities team of the Society, working closely with members, colleagues, and other organisations whilst overseeing the organisation’s reception area and assisting with our venue hire function. We are looking for an energetic, professional team player, with excellent communication skills and who associates with the objectives of SCI. This is a great opportunity to build experience and establish a network across industry and academia.

SCI operates via a small and friendly team based in Belgrave Square, London. Flexibility and willingness to work with the wider team to achieve SCI’s objectives is crucial. Due to the nature of this role, it is office based.

Knowledge and skills required for this role:

  • Degree in any subject or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in a customer-facing role with changing priorities and demands.
  • Excellent communication skills (phone, email and in-person).
  • Excellent attention to detail and able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Able to work alone with minimal supervision or in a team when required.
  • Able to be calm under pressure.


If you wish to apply, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your skills, experience and how you are suited to this role. Please send completed applications to Pauline Bannon ( by the closing date of 25th November 2022.

Closing Date: 23:59 on Friday 25 November 2022.