CV21, Rugby
SW1H, London
Circa £25,000 per year (plus London Weighting if applicable)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

IChemE has an exciting vacancy for a Technical Knowledge and Policy Officer.


Reporting to the Learned Society and Policy Manager, you will work closely with the Learned Society team and liaise with scientists and engineers, academics and industrialists, government 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 and policy. You will be comfortable working with volunteers to develop output and have a desire to really make a difference.


Key responsibilities of the Technical Knowledge and Policy Officer role include:


  • Support the Learned Society Committee and the development and delivery of projects carried out by the learned society. This includes the development of relevant resources for other members and external customers that are aligned with IChemE’s strategy and priority topics.


  • Support the newly formed Research and Innovation Community of Practice


  • Work with the learned society team and members to develop clear and compelling evidence-based policy positions, help respond to inquiries, consultations and requests for evidence


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


  • Provide technical guidance for external enquiries and to support internal enquiries from colleagues


  • Act as a key contact and team champion in internal communications and business architecture developments.


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. The position can be based at either our Rugby or London office and will require some travel between the two locations. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic our employees have all transitioned to remote working. Therefore, initially the role will be a home working role with occasional requirements to attend our offices. This will be reviewed again in-line with government and local advice.


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


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


Starting salary will be circa £25,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits which includes an excellent pension scheme. London weighting will be applied should the successful candidate be based in London.


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.


Please note that applications sent without a cover letter will not be reviewed.


The closing date for all applications is close of business Monday 1 February 2021 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 8 and 15 February 2021.


For more details about this and other vacancies at IChemE please visit our website.

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Refreshed on: 23 January 2021
Closed date: 06 February 2021
Job ref: IChemE policy
Tags: Policy/Research, Business Development