Policy Assistant (IACS) - London

England - London only
Company Type
International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
Naval Architecture / Structural Engineer
A competitive employment package will be offered
Vacancy Type:
Job Description
Halcyon has partnered with the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to deliver the search for a Policy Assistant. 

Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research & development. More than 90% of the world's cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance rules and standards set by the eleven Member Societies of IACS.

We are seeking a Marine Engineer or Naval Architect to work in IACS' busy London office.  This role reports to and supports the Secretary General in the development of policy and procedural papers and in the delivery of IACS technical work streams. 

This is an interesting and varied role that requires excellent written and spoken English, the ability to clearly and succinctly explain complex marine engineering and naval architecture related technical matters, good analytical skills and the capacity to produce high quality work against tight deadlines.  A can-do, professional attitude and good inter-personal skills are also required. 

Engaging across a wide range of subject matters and dealing directly with senior management from each of the 11 IACS Members, this is an ideal role for a newly qualified graduate, or someone looking to deepen their exposure to maritime safety and regulations. 

Your duties shall include, but not be limited to:
  • Preparing IACS papers for internal and external meetings;
  • Attend internal and external meetings and draft summary records of those meetings;
  • Draft internal communications to IACS Members on relevant matters;
  • Draft articles, presentations, external responses and other materials;
  • Contribute to the development of internal position papers including information documents, white papers, policy papers etc;
  • Maintain the relevance, accuracy and accessibility of articles on the IACS website;
  • Provide cover on other administrative matters in the event of sickness/leave of Permanent Secretariat colleagues;
  • Carry out any additional duties that may reasonably be required by the Secretary General.

Applicants must have the ability to live and work in the United Kingdom.