Working at IfM Engage

IfM Engage provides a friendly and rewarding work environment in a thriving, diverse University community. We have teams working in consultancy services, policy, executive education, finance, marketing, events, communications and operations.

Roles within Engage offer rewarding careers and support the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) in impact-generating activities across the world.

When you join Engage, you are not just joining a business but a community.

Current opportunities

Events Manager (Maternity cover)

The Events Manager will work as part of the Events team to:

  • Raise awareness and build the reputation of IfM and IfM Engage by planning, marketing and delivering exceptional events and open courses
  • Foster and facilitate relationships among the various stakeholders through judicious and creative event management
  • Provide specialist events and marketing advice to IfM and IfM Engage stakeholders

The Events Manager will be employed by IfM Engage, based in the Alan Reece Building, Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge. This role is full-time; however, we are open to conversations around flexible working and operate an ‘office first’ hybrid working policy (at 60% of working time in the office). The salary band for this role is £41,000 – 45,000 per annum FTE plus a generous benefits package, including healthcare. We encourage applications from all sections of society.

Download the full role description, including information on how to apply.

The closing date for applications for this role is midnight on 21 July 2024.

Communications Officer

We are looking for an experienced Communications Officer to support the communications activities across the IfM and IfM Engage to help us:

  • Build and enhance IfM’s and IfM Engage’s reputation by effectively communicating with target audiences.
  • Create impactful, accessible content through collaboration with researchers and clients.
  • Develop communication capabilities within IfM Engage and IfM.

Download the full role description, including information on how to apply.

The closing date for applications for this role is midnight on 14 July 2024.

Policy Communications Officer

We are seeking a full-time Policy Communications Officer to increase the visibility of the Policy Links Unit to external audiences. Working alongside the IfM Engage Communications Manager on a variety of dynamic and globally focused projects, the Policy Communications Officer will:

  • Manage communication and dissemination tasks for the ‘Turning the World Risk Poll into action’ project.
  • Create and promote outputs to build thought leadership in industrial innovation policy, attract interest, and enhance credibility.
  • Provide tailored communications support for project delivery as needed.

Download the full role description, including information on how to apply.

The closing date for applications for this role is 17.30 12 August 2024.

Visit the opportunities page for the Institute for Manufacturing for research, teaching and support positions. 

“I feel privileged to work with such a diverse group of talented professionals, united by the shared goal of extending the reach and impact of IfM research. We work with leading brands and organisations worldwide, and I value the opportunity to build new links and connections that pave the way for lasting change in crucial areas like sustainability and innovation.”


Rob Driver, Marketing Manager


Equal opportunities

IfM Engage is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information, or parental status and will make hiring decisions on merit.

Contact us

If you have a question about any of our advertised positions or working for us, please email Alison Martin.


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