Inclusivity Programme Manager

Organisation:  The Institution of Structural Engineers

Full Time

Salary: £38000- 42000

Location: Farringdon, London

Application Deadline: 23/05/2024

  • Full Time
  • Farringdon, London
  • 38000- 42000 GBP / Year
  • This position has been filled.
  • Salary: £38000- 42000

Website IStructE The Institution of Structural Engineers

Do you have experience delivering timebound Equity, Diversity and Inclusion projects?

Have you worked alongside members or volunteers previously to support them to devise and deliver progressive change initiatives?

Do you believe in the power of mentoring to improve the professional careers of everyone in society and have experience of delivering a similar project?

If you do, then join us in this new role as Inclusivity Programme Manager within our Communications Team. Alongside the interests and challenges of the role, we know that candidates also want to be enthused about the mission and values of the organisation they might be joining. IStructE is a charity and the professional body for structural engineers. We have a global membership who have designed many of the world’s iconic structures as well as many of the buildings and bridges we take almost for granted in our daily lives. Creating safer structures for the benefit of the public is at the heart of our remit and this includes environmental sustainability with structural engineers and the Institution at the heart of the impact construction has on natural resources and climate change.

We are passionate about inclusion and work hard to help those with talent, irrespective of background, to find and develop a route into the profession. Many of our members work to support the world’s most vulnerable communities, especially those living in places prone to natural hazards such as earthquakes and extreme flooding. If working as part of a staff team of about 70 people and alongside many of our members to address these issues appeals to you, then we would love to hear from you.

The Role 

This is a new role which will be focused on a specific project to initially set up and support our member led Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) task group and subgroups. These task groups, with your support, will lead the direction that our EDI membership initiatives take. One of the primary core initiatives will be the delivery of a mentoring scheme for our members with an inclusivity focus.

To be shortlisted for this post, you must have: 

• Excellent Project Management skills and experience

• Demonstratable knowledge of the EDI space, leading practises and ideologies

• Previous experience of working with members/volunteers including in an advisory and

Secretariat capacity.

An understanding of and preferably experience of managing mentoring schemes.

Experience of working in a membership organisation or knowledge of the engineering profession would be advantageous.

What we can offer you: 

• 25 days paid annual leave (rising with service) plus bank holidays and flexi leave

• A pension scheme with up to 9% employer contributions

• Life Insurance

• Private Medical Insurance

• Permanent Health Insurance

• Health Cash Plan

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Season Ticket Loan

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Continuous Professional Development

Working Conditions: 

We are based on the edge of the City of London, our office is bright, modern, and open plan. We are an inclusive and friendly workforce. We are presently operating a working model of office based and remote working and envisage operating a longer-term hybrid working model.

Additional information: 

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If you require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to complete your application or would like us to apply reasonable adjustments when reviewing your application, please contact as soon as possible to discuss your needs.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we urge candidates to apply as soon as possible. Applications are sifted on receipt and shortlisted candidates are contacted to invite to an interview.

The Institution does not hold a visa sponsor licence, therefore, applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK and/or require visa sponsorship in order to continue working in the UK cannot be considered.

The Institution strives to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, where we can all be ourselves. We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity and the perspectives people from different backgrounds bring. Applicants will not be excluded on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, marital status, disability, age, religion and belief or sexual orientation.

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