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Assistant Chief Executive

The Institution of Lighting Professionals seeks Assistant CEO. Initial 18 month contract at £35K with possible permanency. Experience of association management/membership organisation required. Based at Rugby HQ with UK travel. Key required attributes include good communicator, “political skills”, project management, meetings management, business acumen. 



Assistant Chief Executive

Main purpose and scope

To provide support and assistance to the ILP Chief Executive including deputising on occasion and encompassing all the policy, operational and promotional activities of the organisation.

Reporting to

The Chief Executive

Key duties and responsibilities

Contributing to policy formulation via liaison with the Executive Board, Vice Presidents and Council.

Supporting and developing the individual remits of the ILP Vice Presidential Team.

Managing, coordinating and developing the Institution’s Premier Membership scheme.

Developing and maintaining communication systems within the various component parts of the Institution including the national and regional structures.

Contributing to the development and deployment of membership recruitment and retention strategies.

To assist with the development and implementation of existing and innovative commercial products and services.

To oversee the day to day operations of the ILP IT systems and website.

To input to the ILPs budgetary systems at both national and regional level.

General duties

To oversee the various awards schemes associated with the Institution.

To draft the Institution’s Annual Report in conjunction with Officers and staff.

To liaise with press, other media and to contribute to the ILP’s social media presence.

To engage with the Institution’s Young Lighting Professionals group to ensure its continued growth and development.

Skills and abilities

Good oral and written communication skills.

Ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels.

Plan and implement projects and events.

Minute, manage and follow up actions from meetings.

Ability to understand budgets, accounts and reporting.

Identify, develop and implement business opportunities.


Ideally experience within a professional association or other membership body.

Experience of meetings management and knowledge of financial, membership and events programmes.

A sufficiently broad background in order to deal with several complex and demanding projects areas at the same time.

Personal attributes

Ability to connect with people from different organisations and communicate effectively.

Ability to listen, analyse and develop policies, strategies and project plans.

Willingness to work unsocial hours and to travel within the UK, Ireland and abroad.

A “people person”, well able to network and work effectively within small teams.

How to apply

Please give details of your experience and aptitude for the job by applying by email to

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10 March 2017.

Institution of Lighting Professionals T: 01788 576492

Regent House, Regent Place, Registered in England no: 227499

Rugby. CV21 2PN Registered Charity no: 268547