21 Nov, 2022

Learned Society Officer

£27,000 yearly
  • IChemE
  • Hybrid (Hybrid: two days in office (Rugby, CV21 3HQ) and remainder home working)
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Job Description

Learned Society Officer


Location:                  Hybrid (Homeworking and Rugby, CV21 3HQ) 

Annual Salary:        Circa £27,000 (depending on experience)

Benefits:                   BUPA cash plan, excellent pension scheme


The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the leading professional qualifying body for chemical, biochemical and process engineers, with around 30,000 members in more than 100 countries. 


We support our members in applying their expertise and experience to make an influential contribution to solving major global challenges with a particular focus on responsible production; digital futures; and improved hazard management and process safety. As a qualifying body, we are the only organisation to award Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer status, whose standards underpin competence frameworks for a wide range of employers. 


We are a multi-national Institution with our primary office in Rugby, UK. Our members can be found in a wide range of industrial sectors and at different stages of their careers – from students through to our senior Fellows who operate at the highest levels of leadership in business and academia. 


We have a vacancy for a Learned Society Officer. This role will support IChemE’s strategic aim relating to supporting, sharing and growing knowledge of members and of the profession, especially to address and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as per IChemE Strategy Aim 2.


Reporting to the Learned Society Manager, you will liaise with scientists and engineers, academics, industrialists and other institutions on a broad range of topics related to chemical and process engineering.


You will work directly with our network of expert members to develop tools to disseminate knowledge and good practice both to members and non-members.


You will have a degree in chemical engineering or a relevant science or engineering discipline with interest and/or some experience in the chemical process industries. Ideally you will have at least one years’ experience working in a similar technical role / environment and be comfortable working with volunteers to develop output. You will have excellent communication skills, be familiar working with the Microsoft Office suite and have strong planning and organisational skills.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in a passionate team focused on developing knowledge, generating meaning and delivering influence.


Core responsibilities of the role include:


- Supporting IChemE’s Special Interest Groups and Communities of Practice in the development and delivery of technical knowledge-based projects that support IChemE’s aims as set out in Strategy 2024 and that align with the Learned Society Priority Topics 


- Helping members develop and deliver resources that will help others produce goods and services more sustainably, reduce the risk from high hazards processes, and help the profession embrace digital tools and opportunities


- Arranging and recording meetings for the Learned Society Team where required


- Supporting the revision of IChemE’s technical roadmap


- Building relationships, including with members from across IChemE’s international membership and with external partners and stakeholders


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 position is based in the UK and will be a hybrid role with the expectation of it being one to two days working from the Rugby office and the remainder working from home. The successful candidate will be required to establish and manage relationships with key stakeholders, other institutions, members etc. so some occasional business travel may be required.


Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered.


This is a permanent, full-time role based on 37.5 hours per week, working Monday through to Friday.


Starting salary will be circa £27,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits which includes an excellent pension scheme.


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 Monday 5 December 2022 however IChemE reserves the right to interview exceptional candidates and make an offer of employment before the closing date should we wish.


Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 12 December 2022.


For more details about this and other vacancies at IChemE, visit www.icheme.org/jobs

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