Appointment Details

UK Research & Innovation

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Job Reference:OAYIN

Closing Date: Friday 28 Feb 2020

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 28th February, 2020

Salary: Competitive

Location: Victoria Embankment, London

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) leads the overall strategic direction of research and innovation funding in the UK. By pushing the frontiers of human knowledge and spurring business-led innovation. UKRI will help solve global challenges and deliver significant benefits for UK society and the economy, it is charged with achieving the Government’s aim of a transformation in UK R&D performance across the economy. UKRI was formed to bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and Research England, with an overall, growing budget of more than £7 billion a year.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience of leading complex and large organisations through a transition, providing compelling vision and pace; securing value for money from investment; and harnessing partnerships and impact across public and private sectors.

Candidates will have strong influencing skills, be politically astute and be an inclusive leader who can inspire and energise the c7,500 staff across the organisation. Of utmost importance will be the ability to build credibility and respect with business, academic and government stakeholders at the most senior levels, domestically and internationally.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the UKRI on this appointment. Further information about this role will become available shortly, however, if you would like to speak to someone in the meantime please telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours) and quote reference OAYIN. Applications should be received by noon on Friday 28th February, 2020.

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