We are seeking a Programme Officer to join our International Partnerships team to help us deliver a range of exciting partnership activities with key academy partners from across the world including China, USA, India, South Korea, Japan, and Europe.

The role

As our Programme Officer, you will be helping to build and deliver the Academy's portfolio of international bilateral and multilateral partnerships. Under the guidance of the Manager, International Partnerships, and colleagues you will be leading on the delivery of a range of activities with key Academy partners from across the world.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a proactive and flexible team-player to join our friendly and supportive team, someone who has an appetite to learn new skills and support a diverse international portfolio that drives to make the world a more sustainable place.

Stakeholder management, and partnership building are a big part of this role; therefore, we are looking for someone who has effective communication and interpersonal skills, and who has experience of working internationally or with international partners.

You will be supporting a diverse range of projects and engaging across Academy teams to deliver activities related to international policy, research and innovation, therefore knowledge of policy communications, or activities would be beneficial. You will have strong organisational, and time management skills, and previous experience supporting programme delivery and/or the delivery of events (either in-person or online).

You will also be asked to think creatively as the team develops materials to showcase impact and map future partnership activities that maximise the power of collaboration. Experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) will also be beneficial for this part of the role.

Who are we?

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.

With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Our aim is to make the Academy the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.

Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?

We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.

This is the perfect time to join us. We have a dynamic, visionary CEO, a strong leadership team and an ambitious and exciting strategy. The value we bring as experts in our field and change agents is highly recognised and makes the Academy a motivating place to be. Our work today builds on a long, proud history with a focused and ambitious future which we’d love you to be part of.

We are looking for talented people who want to make a difference, to join our team – is this you?

Company Benefits

The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including:
• BUPA cash plan
• Private medical insurance
• Regular social activities
• Independent Financial Advice
• Generous holiday allowance
• Non-contributory pension scheme
• Health and wellbeing programmes
• Wellbeing days and office wide Christmas leave
• Significant investment into your personal and professional development.


Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline 2 days a week in the office.

How to apply

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide a CV and a supporting statement explaining your interest in this role and how you fit the experience, knowledge and skills profile.

If you would like to know more, please download the role profile.

Closing date: 5.00pm on 8 November 2022.
Interviews will be held virtually w/c 14 November 2022.
Posted: 31/10/2022
Closes: 5.00pm on 8 November 2022
Hybrid working (with two days per week working from our central London office)
Job type
Fixed term, full-time (Monday to Friday), 36.25 hours per week
£30,025 per annum + excellent benefits
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