With an international membership exceeding 40,000 in around 100 countries, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) aims to be the organisation of choice for chemical engineers. It promotes competence and a commitment to best practice, advances the discipline for the benefit of society and supports the professional development of its members.

IChemE is the only organisation to award Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer status.

We are seeking to fill the following vacancies

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Policy Officer Rugby or London 12 March 2018

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

We are looking for a Policy Officer (Energy Centre) who will primarily support the IChemE Energy Centre. This is 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.

You will liaise with scientists and engineers, academics and industrialists, government and other institutions on a broad range of topics related to chemical and process engineering policy.

The role 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.

Key responsibilities of Policy Officer (Energy Centre) include:

  • To support the IChemE Energy Centre Manager & Technical Policy Manager with the day-to-day activities of the Centre, including liaising with the Board and Leadership Forum, responding to consultations and requests for evidence, and ensuring that its papers are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Lead the implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Progression Framework developed by the Royal Academy of Engineering across IChemE's activities and help members to improve the diversity of their workplaces
  • Support IChemE's policy work to represent the views and expertise of the chemical engineering community to provide evidence-based output. This includes work on the issues around the UK's decision to leave the EU.


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. Our Rugby office is located a short walk from the train station, which is served by frequent fast trains from London.

This is a full-time role based on 37.5 hours per week.

Starting salary 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 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, email:

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

The closing date for all applications is close of business Monday 12 March 2018.

Interviews will be held at our Rugby Office on Tuesday 27 March 2018.


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IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).