We are seeking a Chief Executive Officer for The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) a small charity with an important role. WES has been working to support women in engineering for nearly a century and its agenda of diversity and inclusion is still relevant today as women remain underrepresented in STEM based professions.

WES is currently embarking on an exciting new growth phase and is seeking an experienced and confident CEO who has new ideas and can bring them to fruition, working with the President and the Board of Trustees to grow our income and reach and deliver our strategy.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in relationship management, governance ideally from corporate and institutional sources and preferably in a charity environment.  Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, a good understanding of the engineering sector and of diversity and inclusion challenges are also required.

The CEO will be responsible for building relationships with key partners and stakeholders, with overall responsibility for staff management, motivation and development. The role requires strong organisational and team-working skills, excellent written and oral communication and the ability to manage competing priorities.

The closing date for applications is 18th April 2017.

Please view our website for more information: http://wes.org.uk/content/ceo






Registered Charity 1008913. Formed in 1919.


Shara has been active in the scientific community for over 30 years. She started as a member of the British Association of Young Scientists at the age of 15, obtained her first science degree at 21 and her Immunology PhD at 25. She has been a research scientist and lecturer in prestigious institutions around the world [including Addenbrookes' Hospital (Cambridge), The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (London), The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York) and The Royal Postgraduate Medical School (London)]. Shara left mainstream in 2001 research to follow her passion of science communication and established Euroscicon Ltd in 2001 and Mums in Science in 2005

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