Location: London, UK
Type of post: Full time, 18 month contract
Salary: £26-28k per annum depending on experience
Leave: 24 days per annum, plus public holidays and 27-31 December
Pension: Up to 5% matched employer contribution to workplace pension scheme
Start date: As soon as possible
Deadline: Midnight (GMT), Sunday 02 May 2021
Interview: w/c 10 May or 17 May 2021, Virtually

Our Purpose

We lead a movement to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering. We do this through our awareness raising campaigns, our engineering education programmes delivered in universities around the world and by showcasing globally responsible engineering in practice.

We recognise the impact engineering has on people and the planet every day. Embedding global responsibility is embedding social and environmental responsibility into engineering mindsets and knowhow. This delivers better technologies, systems and infrastructure to serve all people and the planet today and for generations to come.

As a movement we can achieve so much more by empowering others and working in partnership than we could acting alone. We’re proud to be part of a global movement of over 60 Engineers Without Borders organisations around the world who together are delivering long-term positive social and global development.

About the role

Since Engineers Without Borders UK was established over 15 years ago, people and community have been at the heart of what we do and how we do it, and this will continue as we launch our new strategy in 2021. We would not be where we are today without the hard work of many hundreds of people who have volunteered their time to build our movement and benefit people through our training and project work, to date this extends to over 67,000 people. We’re now significantly increasing that number annually, so we’re looking for a talented individual to support the delivery of our programme activities (primarily at universities) in support of ensuring engineering serves all people and our planet.

As our Programme Activities Coordinator you will:

Design and delivery of activities: Responsible for coordinating, developing and delivering interactive workshops, presentations, designathons and pre-recorded content for university students, academics and professionals working in engineering. You will primarily work on the Engineering for People Design Challenge where in the 2020/21 academic year, we delivered in total over 75 presentations or workshops, reaching in total approximately 8,000 students at the beginning of their degree. It is expected that you would deliver approximately 60% of these activities next academic year. You will also work to deliver workshops and presentations for the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge, and liaise with our partners Engineers Without Borders South Africa and USA to learn from each other’s approaches. We are looking for this to standardise these activities with a process that can involve our growing community too in the activities delivered within curriculum at university and with professionals.

Project Management: Coordination and logistics of key events and processes associated with activities and programmes, including: bi-annual submission and review processes; and organising the logistics for key Engineers Without Borders UK events; including the Grand Finals for both of our design challenges.

Monitoring and reporting: Maintaining and updating records of programmes and activities for monitoring and evaluation purposes, feeding into monthly progress reporting, quarterly updates to the Board of Trustees and annual reports to our community, supporters and donors.

Person specification

We value a positive working environment for everyone on our team. We therefore expect all staff to demonstrate the following behaviours: passionate about our purpose, creative, team player, respectful, inquisitive, professional, open and dependable. We expect this of new hires and you can expect this from your team mates. You can expect support throughout your time with us, including an induction, regular feedback, weekly team meetings and peer-nominated recognitions.

Full job description

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 availability to be interviewed during the week of 10 or 17 May 2021 (virtually)
  • Your eligibility to work in the UK
  • Where you saw the role advertised

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