Stakeholder and Business Development Manager

Nuclear Institute
Closing date 21 January 2022
Location Home-based
Position type Permanent
Role Membership
Education Bachelor's
Experience >5 years
Salary GBP 45,000–55,000
Benefits Pension scheme and work from home

Job description

The Nuclear Institute is the professional membership body and learned society for the nuclear industry. The Nuclear Institute conducts educational and outreach activities, organises events and conferences, produces a respected industry journal, and supports professionalism within the industry and of our members. The Nuclear Institute works closely with other organisations, as well as the Engineering and Science Councils and Society for the Environment which licence the Nuclear Institute to register professionals as Chartered Engineers, Scientists and Environmentalists as well as other grades of registration. The Nuclear Institute has over 3,000 members, a small staff team of 5 people and around 400 volunteers. The nuclear industry is a growing and exciting place to be for anyone interested in helping to achieve a low carbon world and mitigate climate change.

Role definition

The successful candidate will take responsibility for driving growth of the NI’s individual and company membership schemes, acting as account manager to a number of large clients, often household names. The role will include supporting activities such as new qualification development, programme approval, coordination of company membership benefits and promotion of nuclear professionalism. The SBDM operates as the number two to the CEO and will oversee the work of the Membership Manager in meeting goals and ensuring targets are met whilst maintaining high quality standards relating to our licences. This role is for someone with the acumen to work at a senior level within the nuclear industry to develop the business and maintain stakeholder engagement to lead growth of the NI and its activities.

Job Specification

  • Working with the CEO and Trustees, develop stakeholder engagement at a senior level to maintain and strengthen the NI’s profile.
  • Business development will include developing strong relationships with key nuclear companies towards membership, encouraging the uptake of professional standards and regular servicing of their needs for membership workshops etc.
  • Develop the Education Affiliate grade to encourage more take up by universities and students and encourage integration of these with the branches and Young Generation Network.
  • Lead on our relationship with the Engineering Council, Science Council and Society for the Environment in maintaining our licences, upholding and raising high standards of operation and improving our registration numbers through all three bodies.
  • Support the Membership Committee in delivery of an efficient and timely assessment process, oversee the updating of membership processing materials and practices and ensure that CPD and other audits are carried out by the Membership Manager in a timely manner.
  • Attend meetings relating to licensing, nuclear skills, training and other related activities and other meetings to deputise for the CEO as required.
  • Assist the CEO in achieving an effective working procedure for Special Interest Groups and ensuring they become self-supporting.
  • Support the Marketing and Communications Officer in the development of promotional content relating to professional membership.

Person Specification

  • Experience of working at a senior level and being self-directed in setting and achieving goals.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably within a science, technical or business discipline.
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of customer service and effective team working.

Key Skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working arrangements with a range of internal and external partners
  • Ability and confidence to engage with people at all levels
  • Ability to articulate persuasive, evidence-based arguments
  • Ability to deliver to targets and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dispersed team including volunteers
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in skills, training and educational developments
  • Good IT skills including PowerPoint presentations
  • Awareness of the UK Nuclear Sector and appreciation of current industry issues.

Special features

  • This role could include some considerable travel throughout the UK although has managed without during the current pandemic. Although the role can be based anywhere in the UK a NW or Western location would be advantageous. Own transport would be necessary with full clean driving licence.
  • The post will have a core salary and performance related element.


This position is entirely home-based. Occasional team meetings in person will be arranged which could be in London or elsewhere.

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