24 May, 2021

Graduate PMO Support Officer (Communications)

£25,000 - £35,000 yearly
  • IChemE
  • Rugby, UK, Remote
Education, Training & Academia Office Based

Job Description

12 Month Fixed Term Contract


IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) is the leading professional qualifying body for chemical, biochemical and process engineers.


Founded in 1922, IChemE advances chemical engineering's contribution worldwide for the benefit of society. We support the development of chemical engineering professionals and provide connections to a powerful network of over 33,000 members in more than 100 countries.


We are a multi-national institution with primary offices in the UK and Australia. Our members are found in a range of industry sectors, and at different stages of their careers, from students and graduates in training through to senior Fellows at the highest levels of leadership in business and academia.
We support our members in applying their expertise and experience to make an influential contribution to solving major global challenges, and are the only organisation permitted to award Chartered Chemical Engineer status and Professional Process Safety Engineer registration. We are working towards ISO 9001 accreditation with the goal of achieving complete certification in 2022.


We are looking for a PMO Support Officer to join the team supporting a significant period of transformational change. This role will focus on developing and delivering cross project and workstream communications – ensuring internal and external stakeholders have their communications needs met.
You will be an enthusiastic self-starter who is keen to develop their understanding of how complex transformational change programmes work. You may have some experience of business change, project delivery or working in organisational communications. However, the most important qualities you can bring are your ability to absorb large amounts of material and use this to tailor effective communications as well as being at ease in a fast moving, pressurised environment.


Core responsibilities of the role include:


▪ supporting Business Change Leads in documenting the communications and stakeholder management requirements for individual projects
▪ supporting the Programme Director in maintaining a high-level overview plan for Communications and Stakeholder Management
▪ ensuring all project artefacts are consistent with IChemE’s approach to Communications
▪ modelling the behaviours and ways of working the Transformation Programme is driving across IChemE
This role would particularly suit someone with limited project management experience or knowledge but with the energy and appetite to learn quickly. Providing a route into the wider profession.
Due to IChemE’s international nature, this position requires a willingness to work flexibly and to engage in business discussions outside of normal working hours.


This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract role based on 37.5 hours per week working Monday through to Friday.
Starting salary will be in the region of £25,000 - £35,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits which includes an excellent pension scheme. Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered.


This role will be based at our Rugby office however during the COVID 19 epidemic our employees have all transitioned to remote working. Therefore, initially the role will be a home working role with occasional requirements to attend the Rugby office. This will be reviewed again in-line with Government and local advice.


To apply; please provide a CV and a cover letter highlighting your experience against the areas listed above and why you think you are the ideal candidate for the role. To request a copy of the full job description or to formally apply for the position, please email our HR team, email: recruitment@icheme.org


(Please note that applications sent without a cover letter will not be reviewed)
The closing date for all applications is close of business 28 May 2021 but we retain the right to bring this forward if suitable potential candidates are found.
Interviews are likely to take place 07 June.
For more details about this and other vacancies at IChemE, visit www.icheme.org/jobs


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