Professional Development Officer

£25,000 per annum (3 days per week pro rata to £15,000 plus 6% pension contribution)
3 days per week
Position Type
Part Time
Closing Date
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Institute of Conservation

Main Duties

Main duties and responsibilities:

1. Manage the administration of Icon’s accreditation process including the coordination of the Pathway membership annual review and the annual CPD review process. Coordinate and minute the annual review meetings for the Accreditation Committee, Assessors, Mentors and CPD Readers. Assist in the marketing of Pathway and Icon Accreditation to prospective applicants. Handle Icon Accreditation and professional development enquiries. Act as general advocate for Icon Accreditation.

2. Coordination of Icon Mentoring programme; working with member volunteers.

3. Support the development and organisation of Icon’s annual programme of professional development events. Liaise with Icon’s Groups and Networks to develop a coordinated approach for organising events.

4. Managing members’ professional development records on Icon’s database to ensure they are accurate and up to date.

5. Update professional development guidance documents to ensure accuracy and relevance, as directed.

6. Collating materials for regular internal and external communications to promote PD activities.

7. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues and volunteers across the organisation.

8. Undertake any other responsibilities that may be reasonably requested by the Chief Executive and/or the Head of Professional Development.

Skills and Experience

  • Track record of coordinating projects and activities including events
  • Track record of efficiently administering personnel/membership data
  • Ability to gather, structure and present information clearly and concisely
  • Coordination of multiple tasks
  • Basic financial reporting skills
  • Ability to use office IT applications, particularly spreadsheets, databases, word processing and website applications
  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills
  • Diplomacy and discretion
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with a range of colleagues, including volunteers
  • Willingness to work effectively and constructively as part of a small team and to alter patterns of working to meet organisational needs
  • Flexibility and willingness to develop