Royal Academy of Engineering
London, Greater London
Up to £47,000 pa + Excellent Benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

12-Month Fixed Term Maternity Cover

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.

Our vision is of a world-leading truly 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 an exceptional Senior Manager with research and programme management experience for a 12-month fixed term contract, to lead the delivery of two high-profile diversity and inclusion projects to meet the goals set out in our Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2020 - 2025.

Working closely with our Head of Diversity and Inclusion, and consulting with a wide range of stakeholders and experts, you will deliver a comprehensive research project on standard-setting, benchmarking and charter-mark practices, making recommendations for the development of an accountability mechanism for engineering companies. In short, we will look to you to lead the research and consultation phase in respect of one of the Academy’s most significant diversity and inclusion projects for the coming 5 years – so we need someone exceptional.

A good strategic thinker, with well-honed judgement, research and analytical skills, you will also oversee delivery of the Academy’s award-winning Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) to increase the transition of engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment. This will include overseeing the delivery of the 2020 programme and consultation and research to develop proposals for the future expansion of GEEP.

Experienced in working with both internal and external stakeholders and contractors, you will have a good working knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues and be passionate about making a difference. You will need experience of conducting research in diversity and inclusion or experience of industry standard setting/benchmarking or monitoring and evaluation.

You will bring an innovative mindset, proven ability to manage complex projects, and the ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of people, including senior and expert stakeholders. Finally, a background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) would be useful, as would knowledge of existing diversity and inclusion practices and standards within the engineering industry, but it’s your ability to use strategic thinking in your work and present well researched arguments and recommendations in a credible and convincing manner that will matter most.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

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. Our offices are based in central London near St. James’ Park.

This is a 12-month fixed term, maternity cover position. We encourage either full-time or job share applicants as the post lends itself to job share. We support flexible working and would be happy to discuss working patterns with candidates.

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button.

Closing date: Midday on Monday, 8 June 2020.

First interviews will be held via video conference (e.g. Zoom) on: Wednesday, 17 or Thursday, 18 June 2020.

Refreshed on: 02 June 2020
Closed date: 08 June 2020
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management