Location: Rugby, CV21 3HQ, UK
Salary band: GBP22,000 - GBP25,000 depending on experience
IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) is the global professional membership organisation for chemical engineers and process engineers.
Founded in 1922, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) embraces over 40,000 members in more than 100 countries. We are a multi-national institution with primary offices in the UK and Australia. Our members are found in a wide range of industry sectors, and at different stages of their careers, from students and graduates in training through to senior Fellows at the very highest levels of leadership in business and academia. We provide connections to a powerful professional network.
IChemE is the only organisation that awards the internationally-recognised qualifications of Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer. We are working towards ISO 9001 accreditation with the goal of achieving certification in early 2019.
We are looking for a Communications Executive to join our Communications team. Reporting to the Head of Communications; you will contribute to the implementation of IChemE's communications strategy in support of the Chemical Engineering Matters initiative and the Institution's business plan.
In addition to supporting the day-to-day operations of the Communications function, the role will have a strong focus on social media. You will be responsible for ensuring that IChemE's social media presence reflects the Institution's mission and values, and that IChemE is positioned as a trusted advisor and valued contributor in the areas where chemical engineers make a difference.
We are looking for someone with a passion for communicating to a broad range of stakeholders, with a flair for writing and an interest in social media. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in communications, or a related discipline and have at least 12 months experience in a PR or communications role, in-house or agency.
Core responsibilities of the role include:
- Producing lively and compelling copy for news releases, blog posts, website copy etc.
- Assisting in writing website copy for IChemE corporate web pages
- Developing creative video campaigns that help drive engagement and support IChemE's communications objectives
- Providing PR and communications support for IChemE-related events
- Monitoring, managing and maintaining all IChemE social media platforms
- Monitoring and measuring IChemE's media coverage
- Collating content for key projects such as the Annual Review
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 although some occasional travel may be required within the UK and elsewhere.
Only applicants eligible to work in the UK will be considered.
Starting salary will be in the region of GBP22,000 - GBP25,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits which includes an excellent 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.
(Please note that applications sent without a cover letter will not be reviewed)
The closing date for all applications is close of business Monday 1 October 2018 however IChemE reserves the right to interview exceptional candidates and make an offer of employment before this date should we wish.