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Membership Development Officer, London & South East (part-time)

Department:  London & South East Membership Team

Reporting To: Membership Manager, London & South East

Salary: £25,350 per annum

Location: Home Based

Hours:  21.75 hours per week (3 days)

Holiday:  23 + 2 fishing days per year (pro-rata)

Closing Date: 14/06/2021

Interview Date: w/c 21/06/2021

The Organisation:

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an international membership organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the world. ICE is a qualifying body, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge, and a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession worldwide.

The Role:

The focus of the Membership Development Officer (MDO) role is to provide support and guidance to aspiring and current members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in the London and South East area. This involves meeting potential members in groups or individually and explaining the various routes to help them get professionally qualified at the appropriate level. Current members may need advice on progressing their professional qualifications. The role includes the opportunity to interface with a broad spectrum of Civil Engineering related employer organisations and educational establishments.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Membership development – actively seeking and implementing initiatives to develop our membership base including technicians and apprentices.
  • Membership growth – undertaking activities to promote and grow membership.
  • Membership support – providing advice and guidance to members and non-members.
  • Employer support – providing advice and guidance to employers on professional development.
  • Educational establishments – developing links with colleges and universities. 
  • Working closely with the existing MDOs to ensure a consistency of approach.
  • Ensuring that ICE membership records are up to date.

What we are looking for:

  • Applicants must be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience of civil engineering and/or training and development. A professionally qualified (EngTech, IEng or CEng) engineer (or a broad knowledge of Civil Engineering) would be desirable, though not essential.
  • You will have previous experience in liaising with a wide audience of people, along with the ability to engage and relate to members of the engineering and education professions. 
  • Attention to detail and the ability to turn technical material into non-technical outputs are essential, as is the ability to target and engage a diverse range of audiences.
  • The ability to work alone and as part of a multi-functional team, while managing a number of tasks effectively is key to this role. 
  • The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prepare and deliver presentations. You will be comfortable in dealing with people on a personal and group basis. 
  • You must have a good working knowledge of MS Office applications. 
  • There will be a need to work outside “normal office hours” on occasions.

ICE Group benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata)
  • Shutdown over Christmas period
  • Annual £100 allowance towards your well-being
  • Discounted food from on-site café bar
  • Up to eight per cent of salary contributed to a personal pension scheme
  • 24-hour employee support line
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to one year’s salary
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Big Gym membership savings with the Gymflex scheme
  • Your Rewards discount scheme

To apply please email a CV and cover letter to Applicants should submit a cover letter within the same document as their CV, answering the following two questions:

  1. Tell us why and how your experience equips you to carry out this role? (Max one side A4)
  2. How would you approach the requirements of this role? (Max one side A4)

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018

The data collected via this application process will only be used by the ICE Group for the purpose of recruitment and for the performance of an employment contract if a job offer is made.  This data will not be disclosed to any external sources without express consent unless required to do so by law.  Unsuccessful applicants’ data, both electronic and paper will be deleted/shredded six months from date of application.  The ICE Group’s Data Protection Officer is Keith Logan, Group Head of Management Information Systems who can be contacted at  Applicants have the right to complain to the ICO at if they have a concern with the way ICE are handling their data.


Membership Development Officer, London & South East (part-time)

Institution of Civil Engineers
Part Time, Permanent
£25,350 per annum

Published on 28 May 2021

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