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IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) is the global professional membership organisation for chemical engineers and process engineers.

With a membership exceeding 44,000 members in over 120 countries, and offices in the Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK; IChemE aims to be the organisation of choice for chemical engineers. We promote competence and a commitment to best practice, advance the discipline for the benefit of society and support the professional development of our members. We are the only organisation licensed to award Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer status.

We are seeking to fill the following vacancies:

 Position  Location Closing date
 PR and Communications Executive  Rugby, UK 17/02/2017 
 Training & Events Administrator  Rugby, UK 24/02/2017
 Policy Officer (2 vacancies)  Rugby or London, UK 28/02/2017 
 Finance Executive  Rugby  05/03/2017

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PR and Communications Executive
Location: Rugby, CV21 3HQ, UK
Salary: circa £25,000

To assist IChemE in reaching the next level of growth, set out in our new strategic plan ahead of our centenary in 2022, we are recruiting a PR and Communications Executive to join our Communications and Brand Development team. Reporting to the PR and Communications Manager, the successful candidate will help to deliver effective campaigns in support of our Chemical Engineering Matters initiative and the overall business objectives.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in public relations/communications, or a related discipline. Ideally we are looking for someone with at least 12 months experience in a PR or communications role, with proven communications skills and the ability to write clear and compelling copy.

Part of IChemE’s new strategy is focused on digital transformation, so if you are a great communicator with a passion for digital marketing then we want to hear from you.

Key responsibilities of the role include: 

  • building proactive relationships with the chemical engineering community in order to find interesting stories that will build the reputation of the profession
  • day to day running of the IChemE press office – dealing with incoming enquiries, following-up with journalists, responding to requests 
  • providing ongoing support to the PR and Communications Manager for event planning, PR campaigns, press releases, and internal communications 
  • producing lively and compelling copy for news releases, email campaigns and other projects 
  • designing and delivering social media campaigns 
  • helping with driving more traffic to IChemE’s website, social media channels and YouTube channel 
  • managing relevant sections of the IChemE website 
  • proactively measuring the impact of IChemE’s communication work and preparing period reports for management

 

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 is based at our Rugby office however the successful candidate may be required to travel within the UK.

This is a full-time role based on 37.5 hours per week. Starting salary is circa £25k per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits, which include a generous pension scheme and flexitime. Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered.

To apply; please provide a CV and a compelling cover letter explaining the biggest achievement in your career so far. To request a copy of the full job description or to formally apply for the position, please email: recruitment@icheme.org

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

The closing date for all applications is Friday 17 February 2017. Previous applicants for this role need not apply.


Training & Events Administrator (10 month fixed term contract)
Location: Rugby, CV21 3HQ, UK
Salary: £17,000 - £19,000 depending on experience

We are looking for an administrator to join our training and events team and support the successful delivery of our global training courses and events.

You will be a primary point of contact for customers, trainers, sponsors and volunteers. You’ll also be responsible for preparing delegate materials, maintaining our website and providing additional administration support to the wider team.

Other duties include: raising purchase orders and handling invoices, issuing joining instructions, ensuring our internal training rooms are set-up and maintained throughout courses and processing delegate feedback.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role, ideally in a training or commercially focused environment. You will be proficient in the Microsoft office suite, have demonstrable communication skills and experience using databases and an online content management system.

The role is predominantly Rugby based but some domestic travel will be required. Due to IChemE’s international nature, this position requires a willingness to work flexibly and on occasion outside of traditional working hours to oversee training courses or attend meetings.

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

The role is for a fixed term period of 10 months and is full-time based on 37.5 hours per week. Starting annual salary will be in the region of £17,000 - £19,000 depending on experience. Benefits include a generous pension scheme and flexitime.

To apply or to request a full job description, please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you are the right candidate for the role to recruitment@icheme.org no later than Friday 24 February 2017. IChemE reserves the right to interview candidates and make an offer to an appropriate candidate before the closing date for applications.

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


Policy Officer (2 vacancies)
Location: Rugby or London, UK
Salary: Circa £25,000 (plus London weighting if applicable)

We are looking for two enthusiastic policy professionals to join our policy team. We are looking for a Policy Officer (BioFutures) and a Policy Officer (Energy Centre). Please note that the division of work between the two roles is indicative only and will be revisited following a review of the skill sets of the successful candidates.

Policy Officer (Biofutures)

The Policy Officer (BioFutures) role focuses on developing IChemE's new policy and engagement strategy with the biochemical engineering sector. You will coordinate a review of IChemE's offerings in the area, draft policy recommendations and support the IChemE member volunteer steering group to deliver this project. You will be the staff interface with IChemE’s UK Research Committee and you will engage with members and external stakeholders on IChemE’s technical roadmap, Chemical Engineering Matters.

Key responsibilities of the Policy Officer (BioFutures) include:

  • coordination and support for the BioFutures project, a programme of work focusing on skills, careers, and engagement with SMEs in biotechnology and biochemical engineering
  • leading engagement with members and external stakeholders around IChemE’s technical strategy roadmap, Chemical Engineering Matters
  • heading up IChemE’s research and innovation policy work through its UK Research Committee

Policy Officer (Energy Centre)

The Policy Officer (Energy Centre) role chiefly supports the IChemE Energy Centre, a forum for the process engineering community to provide decision makers around the world with expert advice on energy issues. In addition, you will lead IChemE's work on diversity and support its policy contributions on Brexit.

Key responsibilities of the Policy Officer (Energy Centre) include:

  • to support the IChemE Energy Centre & Technical Policy Manager with the day-to-day activities of the Centre, including liaising with the Board and Leadership Forum, responding to consultations & requests for evidence, and ensuring that it’s green and white papers are delivered in a timely manner.
  • leading the implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Progression Framework developed by the Royal Academy of Engineering across IChemE's activities and helping members to improve the diversity of their workplaces
  • supporting IChemE's working group on Brexit to help the chemical engineering community realise the best possible outcome from the UK's decision to leave the EU

 

Both roles sit within IChemE’s policy team. You will be liaising with scientists and engineers, academics and industrialists, government and other institutions on a broad range of topics related to chemical and process engineering.

Both roles would suit a recent graduate or early career professional passionate about policy and with a desire to really make a difference. You will need a bachelor’s degree or above in a relevant discipline and ideally have a science or engineering background.

Due to IChemE’s international nature, both positions require a willingness to work flexibly and to engage in business discussions outside of normal working hours. The successful candidates will be based at either our Rugby or London office and will be required to travel between the two locations and to stakeholders.

Both roles are full-time based on 37.5 hours per week.

Starting salaries will be circa £25,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits which includes a very generous pension scheme and flexitime. London weighting will be applied to any successful candidate that is based at our London office. Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered.

To apply; please provide a CV and a cover letter stating clearly which role it is you are applying for. Please highlight 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, email: recruitment@icheme.org

(Please note that applications sent without a cover letter will not be reviewed. If you do not indicate which role you are applying for then it will be assumed that you are applying for both.)

The closing date for all applications is close of business Tuesday 28 February 2017.


Finance Executive (12 month fixed term contract)
Location: Rugby, CV21 3HQ, UK
Salary band: £22,000 - £25,000 depending on experience

IChemE is looking to recruit a Finance Executive for a fixed term period of 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave. Reporting into the Head of Finance; the ideal candidate will have a relevant finance qualification (or working towards one) and will have at least 3 years experience working in a busy office environment.

You will be able to demonstrate competence in all sales / purchase / nominal ledger workings and have experience of bank reconciliations and cash flow management. You must be an organised professional with an extreme eye for detail and be able to adhere to tight working deadlines.

Main duties of the role include:

  • transactional process improvement
  • maintenance and management of financial Standard Operating Procedures and ensuring they are ‘fit for purpose'
  • weekly bank reconciliations on all UK charity bank accounts GBP/EUR & USD
  • cash flow forecasting 
  • debtor and creditor review
  • nominal ledger activities including monthly journals for accruals / reserves / deferred income
  • preparing course accounts for stakeholders


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 is based at our Rugby office however the successful candidate may be required to do occasional travel. 

This is a full-time role based on 37.5 hours per week for a fixed term period of 12 months. Starting salary will be in the region of £22,000 - £25,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits, which include a generous pension scheme and flexitime. 

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

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: recruitment@icheme.org

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

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 5 March 2017. 

 

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