Greater London
£41,000 - £45,815 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about driving change in the R&D landscape to positively impact the economy and society? If so, then this exciting new role may suit you.

The IOP aims to ensure that the UK and Ireland are able to realise the full societal and economic benefits of the new industrial era. This role will be involved in multiple strategic projects to achieve this aim; projects such as carrying out innovation survey to inform policy and creating a national network of innovation centres and facilities to strengthen support to entrepreneurs and R&D intensive start-ups and SMEs.

The role is also responsible for the delivery of the IOP’s prestigious Awards and its member-led Special Interest Groups, including its new Business Innovation and Growth Group (BIG) and the Affordable Workspace in our building in Kings Cross.   

The Person

We are looking for a customer-focused leader, who is dedicated to meeting the expectations of our membership, physics community and external partners.

As the successful candidate, you will have a track record in championing business innovation. You will be results-driven, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and you will thrive working collaboratively with others to achieve ambitious goals.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and have the competence to diplomatically facilitate complex discussions and explore alternatives to reach outcomes that gain acceptance of all parties. Your analytical skills enable you to solve problems quickly and efficiently. This and your excellent communication skills – verbal and written – will enable you to inform decision making, create informative reports and positions in order to make representations to Government and Funding bodies.

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 and to apply please visit the IOP Jobs website

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