Job vacancy: Chief Executive

Company: Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors
Salary: Negotiable
Location: West Midlands
Term: 5 years

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors is an ambitious professional membership organisation. We are seeking an executive leader of the highest calibre to deliver the Institute’s new 5-year Strategic Plan. As Chief Executive, you will need to inspire and lead our team of staff, contractors and volunteers, and work with the Institute’s Board of Trustees, to increase membership, income and influence, whilst ensuring compliance with the obligations of a charity and Chartered body.This promises to be a rewarding position for the right person.

This is an opportunity to use your skills and experience to raise the Institute’s profile, and to demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the organisation, its strategic objectives and cause.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic decision-making: experience at senior level of evaluating information and making justifiable decisions to implement the strategy for an organisation. Experience of one or more of the following sectors is essential: technology, education, health and safety, social sciences and international.
  • Delivering results and engaging people: experience of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver an organisation’s strategy.
  • Corporate governance: ability to apply the principles and practice of corporate governance and an understanding of the role of non-executive directors.
Becoming Chartered at the end of 2014, and this year, celebrating 70 years since its formation, the CIEHF is a professional membership organisation of around 1800 members, all of whom have a deep interest in our science-based discipline of ergonomics and human factors. The administrative office and staff, together with meetings of Trustees, are based in the Birmingham area. The duration of the post is negotiable but is expected to be for five years. It is envisaged that you will work full-time, but part time/ flexible hours will be negotiable to meet business needs.

Deadline for applications is midnight 23 April.

Interviews, at which we’ll require you to present your ideas about taking the Institute forward, will take place in Birmingham on or around 8 May.

If you need further information about the role, please email To apply, please send a CV detailing relevant experience, together with a statement explaining what you would bring to the role and the organisation, and how you see its future developing, to the Chief Operating Officer at