£40,000 - £42,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are seeking four candidates, one in the North, one in the South, and two in the Central area of England, with experience of influencing a wide range of stakeholders, to join the Institute of Physics on a permanent basis.

The Role

This exciting role is integral to the IOP’s objectives of building influential relationships in England with stakeholders across society, including the physics community, business and industry, local and regional policy makers, third sector charities, community groups, education and training providers.

The successful candidates will join an expanding team that is bolstering the IOP’s influencing and engagement capability, enabling the organisation to leverage new relationships and deliver impact against its strategic aspirations. They will work across the IOP strategy, in a matrix managed structure.

The Influencing and Engagement Managers will work in a flexible and agile manner to support the successful delivery of the IOP’s strategy, Unlocking the Future, to drive the change required to achieve our ambitious aims on increasing diversity and inclusion, improving skills, unlocking capabilities and public dialogue, and improving access to high quality physics teaching. This will be achieved by raising the profile of the IOP and physics itself to diverse audiences, to engage with and influence key organisations and individuals.

Within their geographical area, specific activities will be delivered in line with the identified strategic need and desired impact. This will involve maintaining existing relationships and creating new ones to amplify the work of colleagues, members, and external partners, to drive measurable change for our strategic aims and objectives.

Employment Locations Available (Remote)

· 1 FTE to cover the North, including the North West, Yorkshire, Humber & the North East. This person will work alongside an existing Influencing and Engagement Manager in the North.

· 2 FTE to cover the Central region, which includes the East Midlands, West Midlands and East Anglia

· 1 FTE to cover the South which includes London, the South East and the South West. This person will work alongside an existing Influencing and Engagement Manager in the South.

The Person

You will have outstanding relationship and stakeholder management skills and demonstrable experience of influencing external and internal stakeholders with often differing needs, interests, and motivations. You will have the ability to identify opportunities, make connections and facilitate collaboration between stakeholders with areas of mutual interest that may not appear immediately obvious.

An understanding of how to influence stakeholders to take action in contexts related to any of the challenges and aspirations set out in our strategy would be particularly welcome. As would specialist skills in any one of the following: campaigning, business engagement and community engagement. Specialist knowledge of any one of the following: the school system, the FE system, the skills agenda, higher education or local government would also be particularly advantageous in this role.

Future of Work 

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new, innovative and exciting trust-based model of flexible working. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact.

This role is remote from our London office. Ability to travel within the North, South, or Midlands will be required.

This is a full time role (35 hours per week). We are open to requests to work these hours outside a standard 09:00 – 17:00 schedule, including compressed hours.


Alongside your CV, please ensure you include a cover letter stating how you meet the person specification.

Why work with us?

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

We have an ambitious new corporate strategy and you’ll play a part in helping us to deliver it. There’s never been a more exciting time to join the IOP - watch our new film to find out more about our work.

As well as a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

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Posted on: 20 June 2022
Closed date: 11 July 2022 at 23:59
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