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DATE ADDED: Tue 21/01/2020

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Stevenage, UK
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COMPANY: THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: 40000

Stakeholder Engagement Manager Circa £40,000 per annum Stevenage, Hertfordshire We are looking for a stakeholder and government engagement professional with a keen interest in engineering and technology.
They will develop, articulate and implement strategic direction for the IET’s engagement activity in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
This role will be known as the ‘Devolved Nations Lead’ We are the IET and we inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world.
As a diverse home across engineering and technology, we share knowledge that helps make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter.
It’s why we are uniquely placed to champion engineering.
As the Devolved Nations Lead you will act as a Lead for the IET’s thought-leadership and charitable purpose activity within Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
This will include working with high-profile stakeholders, acting as a champion and key point of contact, maintaining a good knowledge of the key trends, and acting as a spokesperson on profile raising activity.
You will maintain and establish new relationships with devolved governments for the IET, using your negotiation and persuasion skills to increase the overall impact of your work.
You will be joining the Strategic Engagement and Partnership (SEP) team who support the delivery of the IET’s charitable activity within the global engineering community.
The team, and your role within it will be to, inspire innovation, inform the public and influence government.
This is delivered through a range of outputs such as government engagement, stakeholder events, reports, videos, consultation responses, blog posts, website material, media and social media engagement.
Take a look at the day to day responsibilities and key skills below.
If you feel you have experience in a number of these areas, please send us your CV for consideration.
If you are keen to join the IET Family, we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Day to Day Responsibilities (summary) Act as a Lead for the IET’s thought-leadership and charitable purpose activity within Scotland Ireland and Wales, include acting as a champion and key point of contact, maintaining a good knowledge of the key trends, and acting as a spokesperson on profile raising activity.
Cover the administration of existing volunteer panels including meeting organisation, room and food bookings, minutes, and agendas.
The Lead will also take primary responsibility for panel recruitment and composition and will seek to connect activities in Northern Ireland with IET volunteer communities in the Republic.
In Wales, the Lead will work with existing IET volunteer communities, and IET members who are active in the government in Wales and seek to establish suitable Working Parties on topics of relevance to the Welsh Assembly.
Deliver on a series of topics aimed at generating impact and addressing the overall outcomes of inspiring innovation, informing the public and influencing government.
Contribute to cross-cutting activity between the wider SEP panels, by working with colleagues on cross-cutting topics which meet the outcomes and outputs described above.
Draw on topics developed in other Lead areas to apply in the Devolved Nations.
Comply with departmental processes including Monthly reporting on KPIs, contribution to team meetings, responsibility for budget within their areas, formal consultation processes, volunteer registers, and financial processes.
Key Skills An interest in engineering/technology/business and knowledge of the current commercial/industrial/social/political world Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with the ability to influence, persuade and motivate at all levels and to establish credibility with senior figures from industry, academia and government Ability to use own initiative whilst demonstrating collaborative working across the wider team and stakeholders.
Proven ability to be part of an effective team.
Sound organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines Strong analytical skills and ability to assimilate complex information quickly An interest in, and knowledge of working with one or more of: Academia; Government, Industry.
Interest/experience in Engineering and Technology.
Willingness to travel to meetings in Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present information to a range of audience.
The ability to operate in an agile, matrix-working environment Project management skills with the ability to manage projects that span multi-disciplinary areas of differing size and complexity to meet business expectations and deliver results.
An understanding of strategy development and implementation Experience of working with committees and/or volunteers The IET is an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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