3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Job Description

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Contract: 12-month fixed-term contract

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society are looking for a fixed term (12 month) Editorial Assistant to join the team. The Editorial Assistant will provide excellent quality assurance for outputs of the content, by processing of post-content creation tests and data generation, and by supporting the editorial procedures that occur in the wider editorial team.

Good attention to detail is essential as they will undertake routine checking procedures involved in production of publications, including proof reading and other tasks relevant to the quality assurance of the publication outputs. The Editorial Assistant will be required to meet strict deadlines and build effective working relationships both with colleagues and external partners.


  • A further education qualification in physical or life sciences, or other appropriate qualification.
  • Meticulous eye for detail and the ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Experience in the use of computers and searching of scientific databases and data collection.
  • High efficiency working within a team and individually.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to organise own workload.
  • Experience of HTML and/or XML desirable.

The Directorate

Pharmaceutical Press is the knowledge business of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. We’re the world leaders in evidence-based pharmaceutical publications and guidance. Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals trust us to provide expert analysis, educational support, webinars, and news that informs, supports and enhances their practice. We independently source, evaluate, and communicate and make practical medicines knowledge accessible worldwide. In the Publishing Directorate, the following teams work collaboratively to provide our world-class products: the Journals team; the Sales and Marketing team; the Technology team; the Product team and the Editorial team (in which this role sits).

The Team

The Support team sit within the wider Editorial team to deliver a variety of both internally and externally authored publications. The Support team work to ensure print and digital outputs of these publications are processed and of a high quality. As a team with a diverse workload, we rely on good communication and work in a flexible, collaborative way to get the job done.

How we are currently working

RPS supports and works in a hybrid way, which means you will be able to work from home, however, there will be an expectation for collaborative face-to-face working – on average and typically this may be something between 4-8 working days per month at our London Office.

🗓️ Closing date: 12 April 2024

If you would like to learn more about the role, view our job description 👈

Please attach your CV and Cover Letter

We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part time work for some roles
Enhanced sick pay
Health insurance
Gym membership
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Season ticket loan
Company shutdown periods
Birthday off
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Accrued annual leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days
Open to compressed hours
Flexible working week
Tax-free childcare
Meditation space
Pension match/increase
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Cardiff, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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