Engineering UK


Job Reference RAJCB
Closing Date Monday 06 Feb 2023

EngineeringUK was set up in 2001 as a not-for-profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and increase the number and diversity of young people choosing academic and vocational pathways into engineering. Our ambition is to inform and inspire young people and grow the number and diversity of tomorrow’s engineers. We work locally, regionally and nationally with a wide range of organisations across business and industry, government, education, and outreach, including Professional Engineering Institutions. We partner with these organisations to develop and promote effective initiatives and programmes to inspire young people to consider a career in engineering. After the successful tenure of our current chair, we are looking for an inspirational leader to become our new Chair of Trustees to lead our Board and organisation as we work together to deliver our 2023-28 Strategy.

The Board, acting together, maximises the impact of the organisation whilst ensuring that it is well governed. The Chair will lead the team to make key strategic decisions about the future of EngineeringUK, how we operate and the communities we need to work with to achieve our aims. You will run the Board effectively and efficiently, ensuring all Board members are able to contribute to the decision-making process. You will work in close collaboration with the Chief Executive to deliver the strategy and vision for the organisation and help them to grow and reach their objectives during your tenure.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about the role of engineering in our country’s future and about how young people from all backgrounds can be informed and inspired to pursue careers in engineering and technology. You will be a will be a credible, committed, and experienced board leader, and a passionate advocate for opportunities for young people. You will be a natural collaborator who believes in the power of partnerships to achieve outcomes.

If you are excited by the opportunity to lead the board through an exciting new era for young people’s engagement with engineering and technology, then we would love to hear from you.

EUK recognises the enormous benefits of diverse leadership. We are seeking a new Chair who is a champion of equality and inclusivity and brings commitment to further this in the organisation. We actively and warmly encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to EngineeringUK on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference RAJCB. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 6th February.

Our ambition is to inform and inspire young people and grow the number and diversity of tomorrow’s engineers.