Work for us

Work for us

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Working for the Institution of Structural Engineers is an opportunity for you to learn, develop and make a difference.

The IStructE is a charity and the world's largest professional body for structural engineers. We have a global membership who have designed many of the world’s iconic structures.

Creating safer structures for the benefit of the public is at the heart of our remit, as well as working to promote environmental sustainability with structural engineers and the Institution at the heart of the impact construction has on natural resources and climate change.

We are passionate about inclusion and work hard to help those with talent, irrespective of background, to find and develop a route into the profession. Many of our members work to support the world’s most vulnerable communities, especially those living in places prone to natural hazards such as earthquakes and extreme flooding.

If working as part of a staff team of about 70 people and alongside many of our members to address these issues appeals to you, then explore our current vacancies below.

What we can offer you

The world of work is constantly changing. We pride ourselves on the flexibility we can provide and offer a wide variety of benefits to enhance your work life balance and wellbeing:

Work/life balance

  • Our flexible working system enables some freedom from the rigid 9-5 work pattern, with core hours of 10-4, and where additional hours worked may be accrued and taken as flexi-leave
  • Full-time roles are 35 hours a week
  • We operate a hybrid working environment for most roles
  • Generous holiday allowance; 25 days rising with service, plus bank holidays
  • A bright spacious office in Farringdon, close to many accessible transport links 
Financial benefits
  • A competitive salary
  • Life insurance of 4x death in service benefit
  • Competitive pension scheme; we contribute up to 9% of salary depending on your level of contribution
  • Access to occupational pension advice via our broker
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Income protection insurance: you may be eligible for this support if you become unwell for a long period of time
  • Professional membership subscription to an appropriate body of your choice
  • Generous family-friendly polices such as enhanced maternity/paternity leave and carers leave
Health and wellbeing provision
  • Health cash plan offering financial support with medical treatment i.e. dental, physio, etc.
  • Private medical insurance
  • Eye care: eye test, lenses and frames contribution
  • Generous welfare package including employee assistance helplines and face-to-face confidential counselling service
Learning and development opportunities
  • A commitment to supporting your continuous professional development 
  • Access to a wide variety of learning and development opportunities; e-learning, workshops, engaging and interactive courses and apprenticeships at all levels.
To thrive with us, bring:
  • An open-minded and flexible approach. Enhance our diverse and inclusive team.
  • A creative attitude to work. Help us strengthen and improve in a workplace where you are encouraged to innovate and share new ideas.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment. Provide our members with the best service possible to maintain our worldwide respected status.
  • A friendly and communicative approach to working. Work alongside staff who know each other well and strive to work collaboratively.
  • The ambition to take on new challenges and grow with us. We always look to the future to embrace change, so we continue to evolve.
Take the next step to a fulfilling and rewarding future.

Our candidate packs for each role give you a greater understanding of the vacancy and provide details of how to apply.

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Current Vacancies

Member of the Structural Engineers Registration Ltd Board of Directors
Member of the Structural Engineers Registration Ltd Board of Directors (Candidate Pack)

Structural Engineers Registration Ltd (SER), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), is looking for experienced professionals, with knowledge of UK building standards to join its Board of Directors. SER currently runs two registration schemes for the certification of design of building structures.
Alongside other Directors you will be responsible for overseeing and safeguarding the success of the schemes. A commitment of just 8-10 days per year, this role will enable you to make a difference in a manageable way.

To Apply- please send a CV and cover letter (no more than 500 words) with the subject line, Application to Member of SER Board of Directors to: [email protected]
Senior Membership Officer (HK)
Senior Membership Officer - Candidate Pack (HK)

Are you an experienced administrator, committed to providing high-quality support, looking for your next challenge? The IStructE has an exciting opportunity to support the creation of our first office based outside the UK, working closely with the Hong Kong Regional Group to support and promote membership development in this key strategic region.
This is a new role which has been established to help support the membership journey for IStructE members in Hong Kong. This role will manage the administrative support provided to the Hong Kong Regional Group. Additionally, you will work with the Hong Kong Regional Group to promote and develop their regional work, to include building relationships with universities within Hong Kong and supporting the Regional Group’s events.
This role will be part of the the Membership and Education Team of the IStructE, to encourage collaboration and sharing of best practice.

To apply please send a CV, cover letter (no more than 500 words) and salary expectations to: [email protected]