Senior and public appointments

We recruit for both senior and public appointments. These include members of the UKRI Board, Executive Chairs, part-time office holders and all other senior roles across UKRI at Band X and Y (equivalent to Senior Civil Service).

We employ a strong focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring recruitment that is diverse, fair and open, creating equal opportunity at all times. Please note, public appointments are ultimately made by the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology.


Executive Director for Digital and Technologies, Innovate UK

Closing date
28 July 2024
Salary
Up to £145,000, plus a maximum bonus of £17,500 and defined benefit civil service pension
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Grade
UKRI Y
Interview date
To be confirmed
Outcomes communicated
To be confirmed

Innovate UK works with a wide range of partners across UK Research and Innovation and the innovation ecosystem to design and manage programmes that deliver government priorities, address industry challenges, and turn science into value-added business reality.

The Executive Director for Digital and Technologies will lead and be accountable for programme delivery, strategic engagement and business development for the digital and technologies domain, with local, national and global impact.


Diamond Light Source Chair

Closing date
2 August 2024 9:00am UK time
Salary
£20,000 each year. Travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed
Contract type
Committee
Hours
Approximately 15 to 20 days each year
Grade
Not applicable
Interview date
Mid-September 2024
Outcomes communicated
Late September 2024

Diamond is seeking an experienced and inspirational leader as its new Chair of the Board.

This influential leadership role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future development of the facility, ensuring it continues to maximise its impact on the scientific community and beyond.

You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the executive team, providing strategic direction, guidance and oversight of the organisation’s activities.

You will foster collaboration and innovation, ensuring the effective governance and strategic alignment of Diamond’s goals with its broader vision.

You will serve as an excellent ambassador and advocate for Diamond nationally and internationally.


Director of Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes

Closing date
18 August 2024
Salary
To be confirmed
Contract type
Open-ended (permanent) role
Hours
Full time
Grade
I
Interview date
To be confirmed
Outcomes communicated
To be confirmed

The Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING) is seeking a new director to shape and facilitate world-class cutting-edge astronomical research, supported by exceptional staff and facilities, amid a period of significant scientific potential.

The role is based in La Palma, Canary Islands.

Last updated: 18 July 2024

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