Diamond Light Source is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research. Diamond employs 800 people from across the globe and is set-up as a not-for-profit limited company funded as a joint venture between the UK Government through UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Wellcome Trust. Diamond – as the UK’s national synchrotron science facility – is located at the Harwell Science and Innovation campus in South Oxfordshire. It harnesses the power of electrons to produce light 10 billion times brighter than the sun to support research in the life, physical and environmental sciences, engineering disciplines and other fields.
We are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide the overall strategic leadership, vision, direction, and management of Diamond. Working closely with the Board and Chair, you will oversee the operational and financial running of the company. It is an exciting time to join as CEO given the opportunity to deliver the high profile circa £500m Diamond-II upgrade project, which will enable us to remain at the cutting edge of science research.
We are looking for an exceptional individual with proven experience of managing large and complex projects. High calibre candidates will bring evidence of strategic leadership alongside motivational people management and team building skills. Commercially minded, candidates will bring robust partnership working experience and an ability to influence at the highest levels. Strong candidates will also bring an international profile in research with experience of delivering major collaborative programmes.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Diamond Light Source on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WBGLA. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 13th February 2023.