Registers & Training Officer/Lead

Institution of Environmental Sciences
£28-32K dependent on experience
London (hybrid with home working or office)
10 December 2021

Claire Roth, claire@the-ies.org

How to Apply 
Please send a CV, cover letter (stating "why us and why you?") and equal opportunities monitoring form to Claire Roth at claire@the-ies.org by Noon on Friday 10th December 2021. We will get back to you on or after the application deadline. Interviews will take place remotely via Zoom on the 16th/17th December 2021, with a view to the successful candidate starting as soon as possible. 

About the IES 

The IES is a charitable organisation which promotes and raises public awareness of environmental science. We activate our global network of leading education institutions, researchers, professionals, and policy makers to stand up for science, scientists and for the natural world.  

This is an exciting time to join this small and rapidly growing environmental charity! 

About the role 

We are looking for a dynamic and multi-talented professional with experience in the environment sector and/or in developing training to manage and grow the IES’s training portfolio and oversee our systems for awarding Chartered Environmentalist, Chartered Scientist, Registered Environmental Practitioner and Registered Environmental Technician. You will be a bright and confident individual, with a passion for training and professional standards, with strong verbal and written communication skills. 

Relishing a varied workday and the chance to engage with a wide range of environmental topics and people, you will need to be highly organised, motivated and able to fit into the collaborative culture of the office. 

Registers 

  • Provide support to members applying for our Professional Registers and to the assessors, including pre-application advice and post-application review and feedback 

  • Use feedback from assessments and reviews of applications to continuously improve our guidance for applicants and assessors 

  • Manage data returns to Registration Authorities and check adherence with external regulations to ensure we pass external audits. 

  • Use insights and analytics data to advise on marketing and promotion 

  • Deliver regular training and support to ensure that there are sufficient assessors who are judging applications to a high standard 

  • Provide quality assurance of our application and assessment processes, establishing appropriate internal audit mechanisms and procedures 

 

Training 

  • Undertake appropriate market research – such as focus groups, surveys and one-to-one conversations with members – to identify areas where IES could develop new training 

  • Design and expand training packages for members, either delivered in-house or outsourced where appropriate 

  • Oversee the delivery of in-house training 

  • Develop innovative ways to deliver training to ensure the best experience for the learner 

  • Plan and assess the return on investment of any training programme and keep delivery within budgets 

  • Work with the Education & Professional Development Officer to explore accreditation of external training 

 

The position is full time and permanent. The current working style at IES is hybrid with home working or office available.  

 

About You
This is a multi-skilled position, and we recognise that no candidate is likely to have all the desirable skills. Please apply if you think you’d be a good fit, whatever your background. 

Essential: 

  • 2 years’ experience in either an environmental role or in registers and qualifications 

  • Track record of delivery of successful customer service positions 

  • Strong copywriting skills with a keen eye for detail 

  • Clear and confident verbal communicator 

  • Proven ability to initiate and build relationships with stakeholders 

  • Proactive problem solving, risk management and troubleshooting 

  • Excellent time management with ability to juggle competing projects and meet tight deadlines 

  • Understanding of the budgetary process 

  • Strong negotiation skills 

  • Appreciation of the need for professional standards and ethics 

  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent professional practice) 

  • Demonstrable ability to quickly pick up new tasks and communicate complex or technical concepts effectively 

  • Flexible approach with the ability to use own initiative and rapidly respond to varying stakeholder needs 

  • Comfortable working within a small team as well as autonomously 

  • Recognition of the importance of diversity and inclusion 

  • Interest in the environment, sustainability and/or science 

Desirable 

  • Strong understanding of the environmental sector and the training needs of professionals within the sector 

  • Experience of delivering training and/or workshop facilitation 

  • Evidence of successful income generation and/or budgeting in previous role 

  • Strong working knowledge of training platforms 

  • Experience in the environmental or NGO/charity sector 

  • Knowledge of CRM systems and databases 

 

Why work for the IES? 
At the IES, we know that the secret of a successful professional body is the quality of the people behind the membership services. 

Our small, inclusive team work collaboratively with one another, as well as our fantastic trustees, members, and partner organisations, to fulfill our mission of advocating for science and the environment. 

Benefits 

  • 25 days annual leave (excl. Bank Holidays) with added leave for length of service 

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • Auto-enrollment in a Nest pension at 3% Employer Contribution 5% Employee contribution (Opt-out, after a year the employer contribution increases to 5%) 

  • Training and development budget available 

  • Apply for IES membership and we will waive all the associated fees for the duration of your time working at the IES.   

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion 

The Institution is committed to both the elimination of discrimination and widening of participation in the environmental science sector. Our workforce is small but diverse and we pride ourselves on maintaining inclusive opportunities and promoting equitable access to our roles. We welcome applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. 

Any questions or help with your application, please contact info@the-ies.org 

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