Regional Director - London & South East England

Location
London
Salary
£60000 per annum
Posted
07 Sep 2017
Closes
05 Oct 2017
Ref
00073242
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Engineering
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
This international membership organisation promotes and advances civil engineering around the world. This organisation 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 (12 month fixed term contract)

Responsible for the leadership and management of the Regional Support Team (RST) for both London and South East England regions, the Regional Director will have the opportunity to impact on the delivery of their strategic vision through raising the profile of civil engineering in the region and by ensuring an effective and efficient service is provided to current members.

Duties and responsibilities

- Building relationships with regional and local government in London & South East England to influence policy development
- Constructing responses to regional consultations, in conjunction with regional experts, providing advice to regional government to influence policy
- Engaging with media to raise awareness of civil engineering's contribution to society
- Developing partnerships and schemes with a wide range of organisations to raise awareness and encouraging pre-19 students to consider a career in civil engineering
- Ensuring effective communication with their members
- Promoting lifelong learning and maintenance of competence by promoting the continued professional development of existing members
- Advising and supporting individuals on routes to progress to Fellowship membership
- Developing and implementing the regional Business Plan and key strategies to achieve their objectives on public voice, knowledge transfer and member communications
- Providing leadership, direction and management of two multi-disciplinary teams

What are they looking for?

- Applicants must be educated to degree level or equivalent. A Chartered Civil Engineer (or a broad knowledge of Civil Engineering) would be desirable, though not essential.
- Candidates will have industry experience whilst some knowledge of engineering education, training and professional development would also be desirable.
- Candidates will have previous exposure in liaising with and influencing a wide audience of people and will have significant experience in customer / client relationship management.
- Attention to detail and the ability to provide regular, timely and concise reports, both verbal and written is essential.
- Experience managing and developing a diverse team is essential, whilst experience of performance management is highly desirable.
- Candidates will have excellent time management skills, and will be able to meet the expectations of two large regions.
- The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prepare and deliver presentations. Applicants will be comfortable in dealing with public media briefings and be capable of public facing interactions.