We are seeking a proactive person with a passion for widening apprenticeship opportunities in science and engineering and developing pathways for work-based learners to join us here at the Institute of Physics (IOP).
This is an exciting role that will identify and deliver initiatives and partner relationships to drive growth in relevant apprenticeships, and support 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.
- 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.
Further roles and responsibilities are listed in the job description.
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 focused 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.
Hours: 35 hours per week
The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.
Closing date for applications: Monday 23 April 2018
Interviews to be held: Monday 30 April 2018