ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge advisory group associate member vacancies

Closing date 7 April 2021 16:00
Time commitment A minimum of 4 days a year
Number of positions 2
Length of service 12 months+
Start date 13 July 2021

Provide advice to help shape the future of the Faraday Battery Challenge programme. Support the work of the advisory group and play a key role in shaping the direction of the UK battery industry.

Who can apply

You must be in the early stages of your career. You must have been employed in an academic or industrial setting within the last 18 months.

The role

The ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge team are working to develop world-leading battery technologies, designed and manufactured in the UK.

The advisory group provides strategic leadership and guidance on ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge activity. This ensures wide stakeholder support and transparency.

The role of the associate members will be to bring diverse perspectives and constructively challenge the views of the advisory group and the Faraday Battery Challenge team.

As an associate member, you will:

  • regularly join the advisory group meetings
  • develop a relationship with the advisory group, exchanging lessons on leadership and governance, industry and sector trends, and communications tools
  • meet regularly with the Faraday Battery Challenge team to share knowledge and discuss any industry issues.

Time commitment

The Advisory Group meets four times a year.


This is not a salaried position.

You will be reimbursed for any travel and subsistence expenses – see UKRI’s travel and subsistence policy (PDF, 162KB).

How to apply

Apply through SmartSurvey

The deadline is 7 April 2021 16:00.

You should supply evidence to demonstrate:

  • a track record of working within a battery technology related field
  • involvement in the academic, industry or user community, including examples of leadership, exploring research or innovation opportunities, or positioning yourself to take up these opportunities
  • excellent communication skills and a willingness to develop these further by interacting with the Faraday Battery Challenge team and advisory group
  • preparedness to bring diverse perspectives and develop, test and constructively challenge the Faraday Battery Challenge team and advisory group in a fast-paced, multi-stakeholder environment
  • capacity to devote sufficient time to the role
  • support from your organisation.

You should also provide a personal statement detailing:

  • what you would contribute to the Faraday Battery Challenge
  • how you will benefit from the opportunity to be mentored by a member of the Faraday Battery Challenge advisory group
  • how you will maximise the opportunity.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunities, and encourage applications from women, those with a disability, members of ethnic minority groups, and other groups who are currently under-represented on UKRI’s boards.

We are keen to achieve a balanced membership in terms of diversity, geography and research organisation type.

Where candidates are of equal merit, applications may be prioritised from candidates based on equality, diversity and inclusion best practice.


For further information about the vacancies, the work of the Faraday Battery Challenge or on the recruitment process, email:

Last updated: 30 March 2021

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