SOE is recruiting a new CEO

30th May 2018

Chief Executive Officer, Society of Operations Engineers
Competitive Salary

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) is a professional membership body for engineers working in the road transport, plant and engineer surveying industries. The SOE is a licensed member of the Engineering Council, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity with a worldwide membership in excess of 17,000. Following a period of consolidation, we are now ready to extend and diversify our membership and the services that we offer them.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to lead the SOE to the next level, someone who will build on this already thriving organisation by leading a team of professionals, increasing the membership, profile and scope of the Society’s 2025 vision, whilst simultaneously managing both internal and external relationships and working with the Trustee Board.

The successful candidate might come from any background, but will be a commercially astute, innovative manager, with a good understanding of professional membership bodies. You will have strong financial acumen, exceptional communication skills and the ability to lead a very competent and experienced team.

There is a lot of outward-focused work to be done to increase membership and engage similar organisations and sponsors, so your work history will demonstrate a keen ability to develop partnerships and commercial relationships with a broad range of stakeholders from different sectors.

For more details on the role, and an application pack, please contact our retained consultant, Julian Smith, on Application is by CV and supporting statement, and the deadline for applications is midnight, 17th June 2018.

Post a comment

To be able to contribute to this discussion you need to be a registered SOE website user. If you already have a username and password, log in using the forum fields below.

Remember me

If your browser doesn't automatically prompt you to save your login details, read how to change your browser's settings.

Forgotten password?

Members without username and password

If you're an SOE Member and don't yet have a username and password, you can register for access.


If you're not a member, then find out how SOE Membership can benefit your career.

Visit the Membership pages to find out more and how to join.