Job alert: Royal Aeronautical Society Careers Team

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Vacancy – Employability and Skills Executive, London W1

Established in 1866, the Royal Aeronautical Society (No.4 Hamilton Place) is the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community.

We are currently recruiting for an Employability and Skills Executive to support the delivery of the RAeS Careers, Skills and Diversity strategies, working closely with Society members, employers and stakeholders, young people and training providers.

This is a new role to support our expanding activities in employability, diversity and inclusion and work with employers.

Duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Communicate the range of job opportunities available in the aerospace and aviation sector and associated skills/qualification requirements through various channels
  • Advise enquirers – including education and careers providers, parents and young people on training, qualifications, entry/progression routes and apprenticeships
  • Undertake 1-2-1 meetings with individuals
  • Deliver Careers Workshops at UK Universities and Colleges
  • Produce, update and monitor content for the Careers in Aerospace website
  • Write editorial and blogs for Society e-newsletter
  • Assist in editorial and production of Society’s biennual careers publication
  • Develop department’s presence on social media
  • Support the delivery of the Society’s recruitment fair, Careers in Aerospace LIVE
  • Organise the Society’s annual careers awareness event for 14 – 18 year olds
  • Liaise with aerospace and aviation universities, colleges and training providers to promote and deliver the Society’s free on-campus Careers and CV Workshops
  • Provide secretarial support to the Women and Aerospace and Aviation Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, as well as assisting with the delivery of activities including events, research and reports
  • Represent the Society at external/internal events, exhibitions and trade shows to promote careers and outreach activities
  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of materials and set up/breakdown of RAeS exhibition stands
  • Distribute aerospace and aviation careers material to visitors and provide impartial advice and guidance on related career pathways

The ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills and have a flexible, ‘can do’ attitude.

Experience within the career sector and ability to deliver communication/workshops to universities, colleges and training providers is essential.

Person Specification

  • Educated to Bachelor degree level (or have equivalent professional experience/training in a relevant field such as careers/education/STEM, completion of an approved apprenticeship)Experience:
  • Careers/employability/teaching/coaching experience in a charity, business or education environment, particularly for young people
  • Delivering presentations to varied audiences
  • Building and developing business-education relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Providing administrative support to Boards and/or Committees
  • Report writing
  • Use of databases/CRM
  • Working with people from all levels of seniority from learners through to captains of industry
  • Organising events
  • Using social media in a professional context and/or producing editorial/copy for web and print

The successful candidate will also show an interest in the aerospace and aviation sector, the role of professional bodies and supporting young people’s development.

This role is based at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s HQ building in central London. It includes frequent UK travel and occasional weekend and evening work.

Please apply with CV and covering letter stating your interest in the role and organisation and send these to:

Debbie Fox, HR Manager, Royal Aeronautical Society |

Closing date for applications:

Thursday 24 May 2018


Salary: £28,000/year

Full time position