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Chief Executive and Secretary

The role of Chief Executive and Secretary exists to provide stirring and strategic leadership, governance, and overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the IET, to deliver the organisation’s strategic aims and objectives as agreed by the
Board of Trustees.


Working to engineer a better world is why we exist and why, for the past 150 years, we’ve been using our influence, knowledge and expertise to champion the role of engineering and technology for the future of our society and our planet.

Climate change and the energy crisis are currently, without doubt, the most difficult and important challenges of our time and have highlighted to the world the important role engineers and technicians have in creating solutions.

There are also vast opportunities that technology opens for us, whether that’s connecting people across the world, developing systems that offer us all longer and healthier lives, or using less of our natural resources. Engineering feats and the technological advances we have not even dreamt about yet will be fundamental in solving these problems and embracing the future.

We now want to find an experienced and innovative leader as we embark on our ambitious journey, taking the organisation to the next level and delivering on our purpose-led mission.

As the leader of the largest Professional Engineering Institution in Europe, our Chief Executive has a key role in influencing governments and policymakers, as well as acting as a global ambassador for the engineering profession. We need someone who isn’t shy of being in the spotlight.

The role of Chief Executive and Secretary exists to provide inspirational and strategic leadership, governance, and overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the IET to deliver the organisation’s strategic aims and objectives as agreed by the Board of Trustees.


How to apply

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has retained Odgers Berndtson to advise on this appointment.

The preferred method of application is online at: www.odgers.com/86638

If you are unable to apply online, please email: 86638@odgersberndtson.com

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Friday 14 October 2022.


What if you could be you?

The IET is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.