Greater London
£26,173 - £27,481 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Department: Science and Innovation

We are seeking a pro-active, innovative individual to take on the role of Groups and Awards Officer within the Science and Innovation department.

The role

This is a rewarding, customer-facing role which has responsibility for organising professional networks for physicists and managing the IOP’s high profile Awards that celebrate excellence in researchers, educators, technicians, apprentices and businesses.

The role is ideal for a dynamic individual who has excellent administrative skills and is able to bring these skills to an organisation that is about making positive change for society in the big challenge areas which include climate, health, AI, energy and big data through the work of the physics community. So, if you’re enthusiastic with a ‘can-do’ attitude, whilst also being meticulous and efficient, then this role is for you.

The role is responsible for delivering a number of services for members and the wider physics community. Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage specialist interest groups across physics disciplines, themes and industry sectors – with the aim of engaging and delivering value to all our members.
  • Administer the IOP Awards and ensure high quality nominations that are inclusive [in terms of roles, gender, institution, geography, sector and discipline] in order to recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to physics from across the breadth and diversity of our community.
  • Ensure members serving on committees are well supported in order to deliver the aims of the committee and that they have a good and rewarding experience in that process.
  • Produce briefing papers for senior management and committee chairs including collation and analysis of relevant data to inform discussions and debate.


Further tasks and responsibilities are detailed within the job description.


The Person

We are looking for a team player with prior experience in administration and customer facing roles. As a successful candidate, you will have strong communication and listening skills and have experience in taking minutes and accurately recording meetings. You will also have the flexibility to deal with a wide range of enquiries and the ability to prioritise. The role involves a significant level of contact with Institute members, which requires a high level of diplomacy and tact in order to be able to maintain a good relationship while ensuring that Institute policies and procedures are appropriately followed.

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 transformation of our digital estate is a high priority. Our newly expanded communications and marketing function will be central to delivering our strategy and plans. We are looking for a superb digital professional to join the team and help develop our digital estate to its full potential.

Working from our new flagship King’s Cross offices, at the heart of the exciting ‘Knowledge Quarter’ our communications and marketing teams will raise awareness and understanding of our ground-breaking education, diversity, science and innovation programmes and help spread the word about physics and its value with the public. This is an exciting time to join IOP.

In addition to 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 childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

For further information on this role, you can download the job description below. 

To apply, please upload your CV via the link below. 

Closing date for applications: 11 June 2020
Interview date: 19 June 2020 (via GoToMeeting)

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

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Refreshed on: 04 June 2020
Closed date: 11 June 2020
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