Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Professional Development and Education Policy Advisor - CEng

London | c£55,000 per annum Plus Benefits

Job Function: Policy, Government & Public Affairs
Industry Sector: Charity & Not-for-Profit

Professional Development and Education Policy Advisor - CEng
Westminster, London

If you are a Chartered Engineer with experience in the education sector, this is an exciting opportunity to sustain the engineering community through delivery of professional development, including policy and procedural enhancements and communications.

About Us

With over 120,000 members in 140 countries, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has been at the heart of the mechanical engineering profession since 1847.

We strive to improve the world through engineering by developing engineers, promoting engineering, informing opinion and encouraging innovation.

We are now looking for a Professional Development and Education Policy Advisor to lead the development of our Education and Skills policy, advising individuals as they pursue and develop a career in engineering.

The Role

As the Professional Development and Education Policy Advisor, you will advise our members, potential members, volunteers and staff on a range of membership, accreditation and professional development activities. You will advise them on how to progress, both academically and professionally, within the engineering industry.

The other key part of your role will involve providing thought leadership and advice on engineering education policy, both within IMechE and externally. You will work with external stakeholders, IMechE members, the media and politicians to promote engineering education as a priority.

In this role you will:

- Review education policies and, looking forward, recommend potential changes if needed to IMechE processes and procedures
- Provide advisory support for the Special Application Processes (SAPs) established for the UK Armed Forces
- Support the ongoing development and review of standard, higher and degree-level apprenticeships
- Represent our organisation at seminars, conferences and other public speaking events
- Attend professional body meetings, such as the Engineering Council and the Royal Academy

About You

To join us as Professional Development and Education Policy Advisor, you will need:

- Significant hands-on engineering experience
- Experience in the education sector
- To be a Chartered Engineer
- Knowledge of the key principles of the Engineering Council registration and accreditation requirements
- Excellent communication skills, with the confidence to represent our organisation externally

Experience of the following would be beneficial: working with the UK Armed Forces, providing interviews or commentary for the media, being involved with STEM subjects in the education and skills policy sector, or leading or managing support staff.

We would like to hear from you if you’ve held the title of Registered Engineer, Chartered Engineer, CEng, Engineering Consultant, Mechanical Engineer, or Engineer.   Other companies may call this role Professional Development Advisor, Engineering Policy Advisor, Engineering Policy Consultant, Professional Development Consultant, or Engineering Membership Advisor.

The Benefits

- Salary of c£55,000 per annum
- 26 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
- Flexibility to work from home
- The opportunity to guide your own workload
- An extra day off for your birthday
- Benefits including stakeholder pension scheme, life assurance and private health cover
- Continuous training and career development
- A range of wellbeing benefits to encourage a healthy work-life balance

Within a collaborative and forward-thinking environment, you will have the chance to support individuals in their professional development, as well as contributing to our own development resources and policies. You will have the opportunity to use your expertise to support the success of the engineering community, act as the face of our organisation and shape policy which will influence how we operate. 

People are integral to the ongoing success of our organisation, which is why we are committed to making their working life fulfilling, enjoyable and engaging.

Interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis as suitable applicants apply. An immediate start is available for the right candidate.

Thank you for your interest in this post. We look forward to receiving your application.

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