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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
 Staff Reporter  Rugby, UK 22/01/2017
 IChemE Safety Centre: Deputy to the Director  Rugby, UK 03/02/2017
 PR and Communications Executive  Rugby, UK 17/02/2017 
 Training & Events Administrator  Rugby, UK 24/02/2017
     

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Staff Reporter
Location: Rugby, CV21 3HQ, UK
Salary: £22,500 - £27,000 depending on experience

The Chemical Engineer is IChemE’s members’ magazine. We are looking for an enthusiastic journalist to join our editorial team on a full time basis. This role could be perfect for a recent science or engineering graduate, or a more experienced journalist wanting to move into science writing. A demonstrable love for science and engineering is a must, and a relevant degree or experience would be a distinct advantage.

The successful candidate will join a passionate team and produce features and daily news stories covering the full range of process industries, including aspects of business, research and education. For this, you will need to be meticulous, have a nose for a story, enjoy asking questions, and write in clear, correct English.

Due to IChemE’s international nature, this position requires a willingness to work flexibly and outside of normal working hours. The position is based at our Rugby office however you will be required to travel to local and international events, and make contacts and build relationships at companies and universities around the world.

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

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

Starting annual salary will be in the region of £22,500 - £27,000 depending on experience. Benefits include a generous pension scheme and flexitime.

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 applicants has been extended to Sunday 22 January 2017. Previous applicants need not apply.


IChemE Safety Centre: Deputy to the Director
Location: Rugby, CV21 3HQ, UK
Salary: Dependent upon experience

The IChemE Safety Centre (ISC) works to advance process safety across a wide range of process industries, exchanging knowledge and good practice and leading collaborative work among its member companies and organisations. The ISC is based in our Melbourne, Australia office, but as a result of successful global extension of its work additional resources are needed to manage activities in other regions.

IChemE is looking for a deputy to the director to lead the IChemE Safety Centre on a day to day basis in the UK, Europe, Africa and Middle East regions. The successful candidate will drive the ISC process safety technical agenda and associated work programmes; securing the engagement and continued support of further sponsoring organisations, whilst driving revenue generation via ISC membership and diversification of our CPD, training, conference and publications portfolio in this area in order to fund and expand our process safety work.

Ideally you will have a chemical engineering degree and be a recognised process safety practitioner with management experience in site level accident and hazard risk in the process industries. You will also have experience of leading, managing and influencing others and be an excellent communicator at all levels.

Key responsibilities of the role include: 

  • supporting members in the specified regions, working with IChemE and member company staff to define, plan and implement agreed process safety work programmes
  • managing the ISC working groups to ensure they deliver outcomes in a timely manner, as well as managing external specialist resources as part of delivering activities where required
  • contributing to the forward planning and strategy for the ISC
  • acting as an internal specialist and advocate for process safety related issues
  • promoting process safety products and services

 

IChemE’s international nature means that this position requires a willingness to work flexibly and to engage in business discussions outside normal working hours. The position is based at our Rugby, UK office. Some travel will be required within the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

This is a full-time role based on 37.5 hours per week but the successful candidate must be willing to work flexibly.

IChemE will offer an attractive starting salary (depending on experience) plus benefits which includes a very generous pension scheme and flexitime. Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered for the role.

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 at: recruitment@icheme.org

Applications must be sent with a cover letter.

The closing date for all applications is close of business Friday 3 February 2017. 


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.

 

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