We are seeking talented Programme Officers to join our rapidly growing Research Team. We encourage passionate individuals who would like to work full-time or part-time to apply for this wonderful role which can be offered permanently or on a 12-month fixed term basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Research team and make a real difference. The Academy’s Research programmes support excellent engineering researchers, based in UK universities and institutions, working in partnership with the UK industry to drive innovation.

Your main role will be on a particular research grant scheme, but you will contribute to other programme activities as appropriate according to the Academy’s business need. We are looking for someone who can run both efficient application and selection processes for grant schemes and help build and maintain engagement with a community of awardees. You will play an important role in making sure that grant recipients have a strong, beneficial relationship with the Academy, and each other.

Part-time and full-time roles (0.6 - 1.0 FTE) are possible and we have an inclusive and flexible approach to hybrid working based on trust and respecting individual differences.
For any our parttime roles, you will receive the pro-rata salary of FTE £30,339 per annum.

Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are interested in a 12-month fixed-term or
permanent role, and whether it is on a part-time or full-time basis.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful, you will have a broad knowledge of administration systems, procedures and processes and be highly organised with excellent time management skills with the ability to work on your own initiative.

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


We have an inclusive and flexible approach to hybrid working based on trust and respecting individual differences, with a fantastic central London office near St James’ Park when you need it.

For more information and to apply, please visit our careers portal.

Closing date: 10.00am on 27 September 2022.

Please note: to ensure we can respond to candidates quickly, applications will be assessed as they are submitted
Posted: 13/09/2022
Closes: 10.00am on 27 September 2022
Job type
£30,339 + excellent benefits
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