Institute of Water Job Vacancy – Professional Registration Manager

Job Title: Professional Registration Manager

Location: Gateshead, NE11 0AZ

Salary: From £24,370


About the Institute of Water

For over 75 years the Institute of Water has been the only professional body in the UK to exclusively support the development of those working in the water industry. Our goal is to enable our members to reach their full potential to drive the sector forward. We are inclusive, non-hierarchical, supportive and sustainable.

About the role

We are recruiting a Professional Registration Manager to manage the professional registration journey covering all levels of Registration in Engineering, Science and the Environment and to ensure compliance with the respective licences. The role also includes monitoring the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of members and managing the Annual CPD Awards.

Specifically, this role involves:

  • Managing applications – including payments – for professional registration
  • Advising applicants and employers on the requirements and procedures for professional registration
  • Promoting Professional Registration, including presenting online and at face-to-face events
  • Liaising with assessors and arranging reviews and giving feedback to applicants
  • Managing the pool of assessors, including currency/training and demographics
  • Maintaining procedures, records and information in accordance with licence conditions
  • Acting as point of contact for and representing IWater in meetings with licensing bodies
  • Managing CPD monitoring and CPD Awards
  • Supporting general membership and events process when necessary, including payments


Key Skills/Attributes:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and a good command of the English language
  • Good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Good organisational skills
  • Self-motivated but able to integrate into a small team
  • Ability to prioritise workload


Key Result Areas

  • Registration – including Assessor management
  • Licensing
  • CPD
  • Customer Service/Teamwork

Our offer

We are offering a salary from £24,370 – depending on experience – plus a pension contribution of up to 8% after probation.

We have a generous holiday allowance of 25 days (not including bank holidays) and we operate an extended office shut down over Christmas and New Year.

Our offices are based on Team Valley and hours of business are 09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday (35 hours per week). We are currently working to a hybrid model and staff work from our offices 2 days a week. The role may require some travel throughout the UK and occasional overnight stays.

We appreciate a good work-life balance is important so we try to allow flexible working where possible and encourage and facilitate staff development.

We are a small team but you will also be working with our volunteers, our Board of Directors and the wider water sector, including water industry Chief Executives, Academics and partner organisations.

How to apply

Send your CV with a covering letter saying:

  • What attracted you to the vacancy
  • What you can bring to the role
  • How you meet the Key Attributes
  • How you would help promote professional registration


Together with contact details for two people who would be prepared to give you a reference to

Closing Date: Monday 11th April

Interviews: 4 Carlton Court, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0AZ – date to be confirmed

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