Marketing Manager (A 2 day per week consultancy Post)

Job Description

Marketing Manager

(A 2 day per week Consultancy Post)


The Institute of Corrosion is looking to appoint a Marketing Manager responsible for the future growth of the organisation.


The Institute of Corrosion is the UK’s biggest community of Corrosion Academics and Professionals with 6 regional branches across the UK. Formed in 1959 this learned society has been steadily growing setting industry standards that have been adopted as best in class by our Industry and its Professionals.


We now have a mandate to develop the organisation further;

  • Increase both Individual and Corporate membership
  • Develop further our extensive training programs reaching a wider audience and extend the programs deeper setting new levels of knowledge and capabilities with our industry
  • Develop a suit of suitable PR materials and a PR campaign to raise the organisations profile
  • Establish new and innovative ideas with Industry that will enhance the organisations growth plans
  • Drive Conference programs to share industry knowledge, increase awareness and revenue for the organisation


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a 5-year Business Development Plan in collaboration with the organisations stakeholders and execute that plan.

The development will be reported monthly and reviewed by the stakeholders quarterly and adjusted as required.


The successful candidate will;

  • Have extensive knowledge of the Corrosion Industry and the workings of the Institute of Corrosion and the many associated Industry bodies both UK and overseas
  • Have extensive knowledge of the major players in the Industry and their requirements for the development of their employees who are active in the Corrosion industry
  • Be qualified to high level PhD or CEng as a minimum
  • Can demonstrate the required Marketing skillset with specifics of success in the Corrosion Industry
  • Have the required skillset and relationship building capability to obtain buy-in with both internal and external customers
  • Demonstrate the required level of personal drive to develop a plan, execute it and ensure its success
  • Demonstrate an Inter industry liaison capability


This is an extremely demanding role with high expectations and applicants should send their CV and supporting documentation addressed “ICorr – Marketing Manager” to:


Closing date 31st October 2017

4th September North West Branch Meeting

After a couple of years of inactivity it was decided to be more proactive and the first meeting of the new season was held on 4th September at Leigh Rugby Union Club, Leigh, where Chris Atkins, Chairman of the Institute of Corrosion Professional Development and Training Committee, gave an entertaining talk entitled  “Cathodic Protection Training News – ISO 15257”.  Over twenty people attended and despite the chaotic arrangements (the caterer let us down at the last minute and we had to find a replacement and we arrived to find the venue locked) everything went smoothly.  Chris began his talk by explaining why CP certification was necessary, and went on to outline how the training scheme is progressing.  The CP certification means that clients can be sure that people designing testing and installing cathodic protection schemes have the correct paperwork to demonstrate competence in the correct area, not just a generic CP qualification. It also means that those installing CP systems can demonstrate to clients they have the right skills for the job, and justify why they should be included on CP tenders and they have. It also means they have the best chance of not having to repeat work and revisit sites to rectify problems caused by using unskilled, uncertificated people.

ISO 15257 has been published, which means the current BS EN 15257 will become BS EN ISO 15257. This standard extends the reach of the Cathodic Protection (CP) training and certification scheme and incorporates the existing NACE CP scheme. As a result the certification paperwork and training courses need a little tweaking (the ISO has 5 levels and the BS EN currently only has 3). Levels 1 to 3 in the current CP schemes correspond to levels 2 to 4 in the ISO scheme.

North West Branch plans to hold regular meetings throughout the winter, and details will be circulated in due course.