Cyber Security Project Support

This opportunity is to work on developing a key activity under one of the IET’s priority topics – Cyber Security, and work with and support the existing small team of staff and volunteers to develop, co-ordinate and implement a recently approved project to build a Cyber Security Skills Alliance.

Reports to: Programme Manager – Thought Leadership and Talent Management      

Accountable to: Director of Governance & Policy

Hours: 35 hours per week, exclusive of meal breaks        

Salary/Band: C – 8 month Secondment                

Location: Based in Stevenage, with occasional travel to London

Job Summary

As the UK’s leading professional body for engineers and technologists – with 152,000 members across 127 Counties – the IET wishes to dramatically improve its external profile and reputation by demonstrating thought leadership in a number of area that are central to the fields of our professional interest and expertise – and thereby increasing the contribution that engineering and technology makes to addressing the challenges presented by the 21st Century.

This opportunity is to work on developing a key activity under one of the IET’s priority topic – Cyber Security, and work with and support the existing small team of staff and volunteers to develop, co-ordinate and implement a recently approved project to build a Cyber Security Skills Alliance. The role presents opportunities to work collaboratively with an expanding cohort of new external partners during the set-up phase.

Main Duties and Responsibilities (Not necessarily in priority order)

  • To build and maintain strong working relationships with key staff, volunteers and external stakeholders involved in the alliance to support development and implementation of planned activities;
  • To develop a list of contracts and understand the wider network of stakeholders with the sector; particularly to identify potential partners and key individuals and groups to draw upon both for inputs and as an audience for our activities;
  • To work closely with both the Project Manager and Programme Manager to undertake project support tasks as required, including planning and organizing project board and steering group meeting, circulating documents for approval, undertaking research on key topics, respond to queries from sponsors and students, etc (see attached outline of work packages – note this is an example and not formally agreed);
  • To organize, promote and run events, develop and deliver communications against an agreed plan, and promotional campaigns for primary audiences, all aligned with key messages;
  • To support the development and implementation of any required web area and content to promote the initiative;
  • To support the drafting and approval of project documentation as required, and arrangements for hand-over of the project to business as usual;
  • To maintain up-to-date document libraries and records of meetings and other activities on project central, and to support the reporting of activity progress against strategic and other KPIs as identified;
  • To undertake any other duties and projects at the request of the Programme Manager.

This job description is intended as a general guide to the scope of the post and may change in line with the needs of the service or at the request of the line manager.

Person Specification:

Essential Criteria:

  • A confident and can-do attitude;
  • Self-motivation and ability to manage own priorities and workload;
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work within a team and at a high level with external stakeholders;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • The ability to present information in a clear and concise manner appropriate to the outputs required;
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent.

Desirable Criteria:

  • An understanding of the engineering & technology sector – preferably IT related;
  • An understanding of developing and managing events and projects or experience working in a project environment;
  • Previous experience of working in a ‘not for profit’ environment.

 

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