Recruitment of Council Members - Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
UK Research and Innovation
Role Managed by:
Dr Urvashi Ramphul
Senior Research Associate
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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: An annual honorarium payment of £6,850 will be paid to eligible Council members
Closing Date: 23/07/2021
UK Research and Innovation, Council Members
UK Research and Innovation, the UK’s leading research funding agency, is seeking to appoint Council members across six of the seven Research Councils and Research England. Each Council is led by an Executive Chair, supported by a council of between five and twelve members.
The Councils have a pivotal role in ensuring the success of UK Research and Innovation, helping us to achieve our strategic objectives to be the single, strong voice of UK research and innovation, and building on our world-leading reputation.
Council members are appointed by the Nominations and Remuneration Committee on behalf of the UKRI Board, on the recommendation of the Executive Chair and with the endorsement of the Chief Executive Officer. The exact membership will take into account the specific needs of each Council.
The Council members will between them have a broad range of expertise and experience in research and innovation across higher education, industry, commerce, policy and/or civil society and the relevant user communities for each Council, reflecting different characteristics and professional backgrounds.
UK Research and Innovation
Established in 2018, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a non-departmental public body, bringing together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and Research England. UKRI is charged with maximising the value from £7.5 billion of the UK Government's investment in research and innovation. An Arms' Length Body with a strong voice for research and innovation, both to government and internationally, UKRI is supported and challenged by an independent chair and board. UKRI is principally funded through the Science and Research Budget by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
As well as the nine distinct Councils, UK Research and Innovation also comprises a strategic, analytic and corporate hub to help facilitate developing multidisciplinary activity and joint working between the Councils.
The Research Councils
In this recruitment round we are looking to appoint members to the following Councils:
Council members responsibilities include:
If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following documents:
For a detailed person-specification, including Council-specific critera, please download the Applicant Pack.
You will also be asked to complete a Diversity Monitoring Form as part of your application.
UKRI believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to flourish and succeed within an ethical and trusted working environment that enables them to do so and that is attractive and accessible to everyone who is interested in developing their career with them.
UKRI also values diversity of thought and experience and is committed to creating systems that value difference so that everyone can feel welcomed, included and nurtured.
For further information, please visit UKRI’s web page ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’
The closing date for applications is 17.00pm BST on Friday 23rd July 2021
Time requirement: up to 20 days per year.
Remuneration: An annual honorarium payment of £6,850 will be paid to eligible Council members. This is premised on an expected 20 days contribution per year, to include regular meeting attendance. Government officials, civil or public, are not permitted to receive an honoraria payment.
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