Responsible for: Development and implementation of the engagement strategy to ensure all of our activities are maximising the power of the movement.
Location: London, UK
Type of post: Full time, 2 year contract
Remuneration: £33-37k per annum depending on depth and relevance of previous experience
Leave: 24 days per annum, plus public holidays and 27-31 Dec
Application deadline: This is a rolling recruitment until the successful candidate is appointed. Applications will be assessed from 6 September. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.
First stage interview: First round interviews will start w/c 20 September.

We know that applying for a job is a two-way process – you will want to find out about us as an organisation just as much as we want to find out about the skills, knowledge and abilities that you could bring to Engineers Without Borders UK. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role and organisation before you submit your application please contact Jenny Munday (Head of Sustainable Growth) on [email protected].

Our Purpose

This decade is crucial and the changes we need to see in the engineering industry to achieve social and environmental justice cannot wait. To achieve our ambition, we need to support and empower a very wide network of individuals and organisations committed to promoting globally responsible engineering. Currently, our largest demographic of members are 25-34 years old. We now want to broaden our reach within the engineering industry, deepen the engagement and impact of all members, and create a structure for the movement that ensures our collective voice and action is as powerful as possible.

About the role

The Engagement Manager will lead on growing and mobilising the movement, laying the foundations to build a movement powerful enough to radically transform the culture of engineering, ensuring a safe and just future for all.

In this role, your primary responsibilities will be to build and mobilise the movement made up of students and professionals in the engineering community. You will:

  • Drive individual and collective action and use this to demonstrate the impact of the movement.
  • Develop and evolve the member offer and structure to increase engagement and foster collaboration.
  • Develop and strengthen the member voice to influence policy, industry and the direction of Engineers Without Borders UK.
  • Support the development of activities to equip the engineering community with the skills and expertise to be globally responsible e.g. training programmes.
  • Oversee engagement activities such as network or member-specific events.
  • Work with the Leadership Team to ensure that the engagement strategy delivers on the direction and priorities of Engineers Without Borders UK.
  • Line manage two Movement Facilitators, coaching them to effectively deliver on their responsibilities and supporting their professional development. (Number of direct reports may change over time).

Person Specification

To ensure you’re the right person for the role and can achieve success for yourself and Engineers Without Borders UK, we think that the following skills, expertise, and attitudes are essential for the role of Engagement Manager:

  • Passionate about social and environmental justice, and you see how engineering has a role in this.
  • Experience of managing others (staff or volunteers).
  • Good understanding of the way movements grow, shift power, and create change.
  • Experience of developing strategies to build and organise a movement/community.
  • Experience of stakeholder consultation to inform strategic direction.
  • Experience in developing impact measurement mechanisms.
  • Excellent communication skills, including facilitating and presenting to groups of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to engage different audiences.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.
  • Experience of managing multiple tasks simultaneously, delivering work to a high standard.
  • Ability to quickly pick up and use new digital systems/software.
  • Excellent eye for detail.

Full job description

diversity, equity and inclusion

Engineers Without Borders UK is guided by a set of principles that we believe will help ensure that all viewpoints and knowledge are heard, included and respected.

We want to make the recruitment process as inclusive and accessible as we can. We have tried but we know that there might be more that we can do, particularly if you have experienced exclusion, disadvantage or discrimination, or if you have particular accessibility needs. We would be happy to provide any further support that you may require – please get in touch with us via [email protected] and we can think together about how to make this process easier for you.

We especially encourage applications from people of colour, LGBTQ+ people (we are a trans-inclusive organisation), people with disabilities, and people who have experienced other exclusion or marginalisation.

To apply

To apply please send a CV (two pages maximum) and a covering letter (up to two pages) to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. Please outline clearly in your covering letter:

  • Your reasons for wanting to join the team at Engineers Without Borders UK
  • How you meet the role description and person specification
  • Your eligibility to work in the UK
  • Where you saw the role advertised

This is a rolling recruitment until the successful candidate is appointed. Applications will be assessed from 6 September. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

We expect to start interviewing shortlisted candidates from the week of 20 September 2021.

Engineers Without Borders UK is committed to selecting candidates for employment based on aptitude and ability, irrespective of gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, nationality, sexuality, religion or belief, marital status or social class.