Professional and Technical Skills Manager

Department: Membership
Location: Portland Place, London
Salary: 33,625 - 35,307
Job Advert Description:

We are seeking a proactive person with a passion for widening apprenticeship opportunities and developing pathways for work-based learners to join us here at the Institute of Physics (IOP)

The Role

This is an exciting role that will identify and deliver initiatives to drive growth in relevant apprenticeships and support and recognise the technical workforce and related disciplines in physics. The postholder will also be responsible for the accreditation of professional skills and competencies towards registration at all levels including Chartered status. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and advancing our strategy for ensuring pathways to technician roles/technical skills are valuable, fit for purpose and contribute to the overall IOP strategy.
  • Maintaining specialist knowledge in technical education and training to provide expert advice to colleagues and governance committees in relation in this evolving area.
  • Working closely with employers, awarding bodies and providers to ensure relevant apprenticeships and qualifications are developed within the sector.
  • Taking organisational responsibility for ensuring apprentice and technician pathways activity complements and contributes to other areas of our work.
  • Work with FE colleges and businesses to increase the quality and number of physics based apprenticeships
  • Providing  an evidence base to help inform government policy
  • Providing a professional body where they can receive career development and  professional recognition 

Further roles and responsibilities are listed in the job description.

The Person

We are looking for someone who has a wide understanding of the science/engineering professions and the variety of people employed within them, especially those educated through technical pathways.

You will have significant experience of developing initiatives that deliver impact.

You will be focussed and organised with exceptional interpersonal skills allowing you to work well with colleagues from around the Institute and with external partners and stakeholders.

Why Work with Us?

We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

This is an exciting time to join the team in our central London office.  As we move into the next phase of our five-year strategy, which will include our move to the heart of the redevelopment in King’s Cross, close to partners such as Wellcome and Google, we are seeking new talent to help us create a contemporary organisation that is fit for the future.

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

To apply for this role, please email CVs and a covering letter to recruitment.london@iop.org or apply through our website. 

Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £33,625 - £35,307
Grade: B

 

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 6 March 2018 Interviews to be held: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Further Information

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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