Appointments to the councils of UK Research and Innovation

Appointments to the councils of UK Research and Innovation

Do you want to play a vital role in the UK’s research and innovation system and a key part in creating a new, ground-breaking organisation?

UK Research and Innovation is a new organisation that, from 1 April 2018, will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England. We intend to be an outstanding organisation that ensures the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. We will do this by creating the best environment for research and innovation to flourish.

Each Council is led by an Executive Chair who will be supported by a council of between five and 12 members.

The councils will have a pivotal role in ensuring the success of UK Research and Innovation, helping it achieve its strategic objectives to be the single, strong voice of UK research and innovation, and building on our world-leading reputation. 

The council members will have a range of expertise and experience in research and innovation across higher education, industry and commerce, policy and/or civil society reflecting different characteristics and professional backgrounds. The exact membership will take into account the specific needs of each council. 

UK Research and Innovation is about to begin recruitment to eight of its new councils and if you have relevant expertise and experience we would like to hear from you. Each council will be looking to appoint up to 12 new members.

Details of these vacancies and how to apply can be found on the websites below:

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12:00 (midday) on 13 November 2017.

Applications should be made directly to the research councils.

The UK Research and Innovation Board will appoint members to the councils on merit after considering advice from the relevant Executive Chair. 

The UK Research and Innovation Board is committed to the principle of public appointment with openness and transparency of process and to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns. 

UK Research and Innovation is particularly keen to ensure diversity in membership of its Board and its sub-bodies. Applications from women, those with a disability and members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented are therefore especially welcome.

An honorarium of £6,850 is paid annually.

Further information

If you have any queries, please contact the relevant organisation directly.