The Royal Society of Chemistry has partnered with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to enable members to be awarded Chartered Manager status.

The partnership allows Royal Society of Chemistry members that hold Chartered Chemist (CChem) status and have at least five years of management experience to apply for the qualified route to Chartered Manager (CMgr) via the CMI website.

Chartered Manager is the UK’s highest management accreditation, demonstrating professional development and contributing benefits to businesses worldwide. According to CMI’s Mapping Management Excellence 2015 report, Chartered Managers estimate that they add on average £391,000 in value to their employer and 83% say they have become a better manager as a result of attaining professional status.

The partnership recognises that many chemical scientists take on management positions and by applying for the award, CChem holders can demonstrate performance and achievement in the areas of leading people and managing change, complementing their technical specialism.

“Our partnership with the Chartered Management Institute will help to ensure our members get the recognition they deserve for their expertise and experience,” says Dr Helen Pain, Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry. “I have been a member of the Chartered Management Institute for 12 years and it is fantastic that our members will be able to take advantage of their outstanding support and resources. As a CChem holder, I am looking forward to applying for Chartered Manager this year, and I hope that many of our members will do the same.”

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