Communities Engagement Advisor

Date: 17 May 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose:


To lead, develop and maintain QinetiQ’s Communities of Practices. As QinetiQ continues on its global business growth trajectory, it becomes vital that we are able to connect colleagues together to enable them to collaborate in areas of mutual interest. The formation of these communities enables a sense of collective belonging, provides a way of collaborating on and accelerating research and development through shared experiences, and increases global knowledge sharing. This provides a huge benefit to both the individual, and collectively to QinetiQ.





This role will support the development and evolution of the Communities of Practice framework. Working closely with the Head of Knowledge Management, Director of Employee Experience, Marketing and other key stakeholders across the global community, this role will be responsible for:

•    The development, implementation and operational running of the QinetiQ’s Communities of Practice framework; to include the identification and roll out of suitable supporting tooling; and ownership of the development roadmap;
•    Identifying and categorising communities of interest within the QinetiQ global organisation, identifying individual community leadership teams;
•    Offer best practice support and guidance to communities in ensuring the development of thriving communities;
•    Working with Community Leadership teams to instantiate the community, and to provide  leadership to get the community operational and running smoothly;
•    Measurement and reporting on communities, ensuring that they are running well and that QinetiQ are seeing the benefits to both individuals and the group;
•    Regular engagement with key global business stakeholders to ensure that the communities are able to support business opportunities. For example, connecting customer challenges to a global community that could provide a solution.

The key successes of this role will be measured through positive recognition of the communities, increase in engagement and collaboration between key global elements.
Key Accountabilities
•    Communities of Practice framework definition, operationalisation and evolution
•    Implementation and integration of required tools
•    Improved link up between communities across the global business
•    Enablement of the business through connected communities

Key Capabilities/Knowledge
•    People engagement
•    Experience of knowledge management and collaboration
•    Event management and organisation
•    Collaboration and working with a diverse range of people on a global basis

Experience & Qualifications
•    Community engagement and building experience – working with people
•    Stakeholder management and engagement
•    International engagement experience
•    Excellent communication across all mediums
•    Great organisational skills

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.