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Fellowships Officer

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£28000 - £32000 per annum

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Francesca Lord

Business Manager 0207 759 7929

Francesca has more than 15 years' experience working within recruitment and has spent the last 10 building a successful London-based business focussing on third sector, NFP and membership. A keen interest in politics and public policy at degree level has allowed Francesca to build an extensive network of membership, engagement and policy professionals which led to the creation of Hunter Merrifield. Francesca leads a team of dedicated, candidate and client focussed individuals who are passionate about delivering an exceptional service to their contacts whilst helping membership and policy professionals develop their careers and skills. Hoping to make a difference and deliver a unique and highly effective recruitment service.

Hunter Merrifield is delighted to be working in exclusive partnership with the Institute of Physics to recruit their new dynamic and innovative Fellowship Officer. This role is a fantastic opportunity to drive change and work on an exciting addition to the IOP's membership and encourage diversity and inclusion.

As part of the membership team you will join a group who are responsible for admission and progression through all grades of membership and for providing professional recognition through registration and accreditation. They are responsible for subscription collection, records management and customer service to members. They work closely with other teams across the Institute to develop educational pathways, engage with physics based industry and inform policy, as well as to recruit and provide career support and other services to members.

Fellowship is the senior grade of membership and increasing the diversity of Fellowship has been identified as an important strategic objective. You will be responsible for all aspects of the Fellowship application process.

What will your day look like?

You will providing support and advice to applicants for Fellowship, checking paperwork is complete and recommending changes if required, contacting supporters and allocating and monitoring assessment panels. The role will also be responsible for communicating the result to the applicant, with detailed feedback for rejected applicants, and the conduction of any appeal against a decision.

You are responsible for the recruitment and retention of the Fellowship Panel and will need to build and maintain relationships with panellists. Panellists are all volunteers and senior professionals and excellent customer service must be provided at all times. At the same time, you will be required to monitor panels for compliance with policy and procedures and for any evidence of misapplication of criteria or unconscious bias. The role also requires you to develop and deliver training events for Fellow assessors, run face-to-face assessment panels and produce statistics on Fellowship for the Professional Standards Committee.

You will take responsibility for the policies and procedures that cover Fellowship and ensuring they remain up-to-date and fit for purpose. You will also be required to continuously monitor performance to identify improvements that can be made to the Fellowship process that will encourage more individuals to apply whilst maintaining standards.

What experience will you need to be a success in this role?

  • Proven ability to make improvements to systems and processes whilst maintaining standards
  • Proven ability to build relationships and negotiate with stakeholders of all levels
  • Proven ability to work in a team and work independently when necessary
  • Proven ability of writing formal reports
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance on matters of a sensitive or confidential nature to individuals and organisations
  • Experience of successfully delivering presentations
  • Experience in the area of professional standards is desirable

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Francesca Lord @Hunter Merrifield on 0207 759 7929

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.


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Registration Manager - Leading Membership body

Hunter Merrifield is delighted to be working in exclusive partnership with the Institute of Physics to recruit a Registration Manager. This exciting role will allow you to drive and improve all aspects of professional registration activity, including working with employers and other key stakeholders to encourage uptake of registration at all levels. You will have the opportunity to promote registration and recognition of apprentices and the technician community in particular.

What will you be responsible for in your new role?

1. Manage activities to meet key strategic objectives and lead the delivery in support of registration within physics and related disciplines

2. Ensure standards in the profession are developed and maintained by engaging and influencing members and senior stakeholders (e.g. other professional bodies, employers, further education colleges, and universities).

3. Ensure that the company and professional skills accreditation processes enable all suitably competent individuals to progress and achieve professional registration.

4. Work with internal teams and relevant external stakeholders to drive uptake of registrations and engagement with CPD monitoring requirements

What experience will you need to enjoy success in this role?

o Evidence of a wide understanding of the science/engineering professions and the variety of people employed within them

o Experience of delivering impact in relevant contexts, for example with STEM apprenticeships, professional registration schemes or qualifications

o Experience of applying knowledge critically and evaluating information; ability to apply this to information relating to education and training.

o Experience of successfully conceiving and delivering successful new initiatives and projects to improve services and fill gaps in provision.

Desirable Experience includes:

· Knowledge of Engineering Council and/or Science Council registrations

· Experience of working with volunteers from professional backgrounds

· Team management

If you are a driven, results focused individual with exceptional people skills this role could be the perfect next step for you - please apply today.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.