Research England, Executive ChairAnnounced
|Appointing Department:||Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy|
|Sectors:||Education, Science & Technology|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Remuneration:||£120,000 with Performance Related Pay of up to 10% (with scope to negotiate up to £144,500 base salary for an exceptional candidate).|
|Time Requirements:||The Research England Executive Chair will be appointed for a term of 4 years and is a full-time role.|
An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has selected Professor Dame Jessica Corner as the preferred candidate for the role of Executive Chair of Research England.View Announcement
Closed for Applications
Final Interview Date
All timelines are indicative and are subject to change. Please regularly check the advert for any updates.
Director, Science, Research and Innovation • Departmental Official
Dame Ottoline Leyser
CEO of UK Research and Innovation • Representative of Organisation
Sir David Eastwood
Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham • Independent Member
Sir Douglas Flint
Former Chair, HSBC • Independent Member
The Executive Chair, working with the Research England Council Members, is responsible for setting the strategic vision for RE and contributing to the wider direction of UKRI. As a visible and credible leader of Research England you will provide direction, ensuring delivery research, skills, and infrastructure investments.
As a member of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Executive Committee, the Executive Chair will be accountable to, and work closely with, the UKRI Chief Executive Officer. The Research England’s Executive Chair may also be responsible for leading and delivering one or more cross cutting areas for UKRI.
The Executive Chair is also responsible for maintaining good working relationships and providing knowledge and leadership with the Council’s primary stakeholders: the English Higher Education research and Knowledge Exchange sector the other UK Higher Education Funding Bodies and the Office for Students.
Additional aspect to the role may be developed over time such as leadership for a cross cutting UKRI theme.
Finance, Planning & Analysis
The successful candidate will be able to command confidence and represent Research England at the highest level of Government/Academia and be able to meet the following criteria:
- A highly respected senior leader and manager with proven experience of delivering research and innovation results;
- An in-depth understanding of research and knowledge exchange in the UK Higher Education sector – particularly the challenges of institutional block grant funding;
- An inspirational leader and communicator with a collegiate approach, able to command confidence and credibility with a wide range of partners;
- The ability to build and deliver a clear strategic vision for Research England, based on a detailed understanding of the landscape;
- Flexibility to adapt and respond to major developments and manage risk
- Experience of working on university research policy and knowledge exchange functions and funding
Please tailor your application to show how you meet the criteria listed. You should set out your suitability for the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification.
If you are shortlisted for the role, due diligence will be carried out and your referees are likely to be contacted.
Please note feedback will not be provided after the shortlisting stage. Only candidates who attend an interview will be provided with feedback.
How to Apply
Your application is submitted in two parts.
Both parts must be submitted by 11pm on 23 January 2022 in order for your application to be considered complete. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Part one: CV and Statement of Suitability
- You must submit one document which contains a two-page statement of suitability and two-page CV (no more than four sides of A4 in total). The key to a good application is to give the reader specific information about how you meet the criteria for appointment. Think about your knowledge, skills, experience and personal attributes, and take full advantage of the space available. Provide practical evidence that best demonstrates how you meet the criteria listed.
- Save the document as ‘Surname, First initial – Application’
- Send to email@example.com with ‘URN 416 – Research England’ in the subject heading.
Part two: Diversity Monitoring and Conflict of Interest Form.
- You must complete this form.
|Research England Executive Chair Candidate Pack DRAFT 200821|