Engineering matters. It underpins our daily lives, plays a critical role in addressing major societal challenges and helps ensure our readiness for the future, from providing a sustainable supply of food, water and clean energy, to advancing healthcare, and keeping us safe and secure. As the UK’s national Academy for engineering and technology we bring together the most talented and successful engineers to promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of society.
Our vision is of an inclusive engineering profession that inspires, attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds. UK engineering is facing serious skills shortages and addressing diversity and inclusion will not only help bridge this gap, it will also help drive innovation and creativity and ensure that those who design and build the world around us are more reflective of wider society.
We are looking for a Senior Manager to lead and develop our diversity and inclusion strand of work with employers. Working closely with our Head of Diversity and Inclusion, you will engage employers across the engineering and technology sectors (including small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)), leading the delivery of high-quality, innovative programmes and events, and forge productive partnerships with other organisations, scientific bodies and government. In short, we will look to you to influence engineering employment practices to be inclusive of potential and actual engineers from all backgrounds – so we need someone exceptional.
Experienced in delivering cultural change or organisational development programmes, you will be well versed in diversity and inclusion related change agenda and passionate about making a difference. You will bring an innovative mindset, proven ability to manage complex projects and significant budgets, and real flair for presenting information and arguments in a credible and convincing manner. Finally, a background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) would be useful, as would experience engaging with SMEs on diversity and inclusion, but it’s your ability to build relationships and use your initiative and make things happen that will matter most.
In return, we offer a fantastic package of benefits including a non-contributory pension scheme, BUPA cash plan, private medical insurance, subsidised restaurant, regular social activities, health and wellbeing programmes, as well as significant investment into your personal and professional development.
You will be based primarily at our office in central London, but some travel will be required to engage with employers and networks across the UK. We support flexible working and would be happy to discuss working patterns with candidates.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
To find out more and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button.
Closing date: 5pm on Monday, 5 January 2020.
First interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 January (PM) and Thursday 16 January (AM).