Assignment Briefings

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And that’s talent.

Our experience is that we can always expect very credible candidates, well briefed and well informed about the opportunity so he must know our market.

Alan Wheelwright, HR Director
William Jackson Food Group

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Welcome from Nigel Fine, our CEO

Nigel Fine

Dear Candidate

I am delighted that you have expressed an interest in applying for the position of Director of Governance and External Engagement at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). I hope that you will find the following information useful, you can also find more information about our work by visiting our website: www.theiet.org

To introduce the IET - We are one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. We are also the most multidisciplinary institution, reflecting the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

The IET plays a vital role in promoting the value of engineers and technical innovation in order to meet the growing needs of society and engineer a better world.

Our mission is to inspire the next generation of engineers; inform our members and the wider engineering community; and influence Government, media and other stakeholders to support our message of the vital role engineering plays.

As well as up-skilling our current engineering workforce, the IET, through a range of campaigns and activities, is leading the way to encourage more young people into the profession, as well as supporting those in their early career.

We are looking for an executive to join our ambitious and energetic senior leadership team. You will be committed to delivering the best possible benefits to our members and to wider society, ensuring that the IET operates to the best standards of governance.  An ability to influence a complex and varied range of stakeholders with thought leadership and policy formation is highly desirable.

You will have excellent leadership skills to enable you to work effectively with a wide range of people, both inside and outside the organisation. This will be coupled with a natural authority that inspires confidence in your advice and judgement. An interest and motivation in the important place that engineering and technology have in the world, now and in the future, will be helpful.

If you think you have what it takes, we would very much like to hear from you. Sarah Thewlis of Thewlis Graham Associates, our recruitment partners, will be happy to discuss the role of Director of Governance and External Engagement with you, and answer any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely

Nigel Fine Sig

Nigel Fine

Chief Executive and Secretary

Our experience is that we can always expect very credible candidates, well briefed and well informed about the opportunity so he must know our market.

Alan Wheelwright, HR Director
William Jackson Food Group