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Chief People Officer


Swindon, Wiltshire


Competitive salary

Job Ref: AT8878

Role: Chief People Officer

Location: Swindon

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Founded in 2018, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is an independent, non-departmental public body that has brought together seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England. UKRI works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for allowing research and innovation to flourish.  The organisation has c7,500 employees spread across the UK, occupying a range of scientific, technical, professional and generalist roles.


UKRI are recruiting for a Chief People Officer to set and deliver on the UKRI People Strategy as part of a significant transformation agenda across a complex environment. This will involve managing a broad range of stakeholders and partners, ensuring that the business is able to effectively maximise the UK Governments £8bn annual investment into research and innovation.


The incoming Chief People Officer will have demonstrable experience as a Board-level HR leader within a complex organisation, setting people strategy at scale whilst utilising a clear, articulate and confident leadership style. In addition, candidates will have developed teams and be well versed in operating at a senior level managing a diverse range of challenging internal and external stakeholders, gained within either a significant public or private sector organisation. Candidates will possess the gravitas and influencing skills to build effective cross function working relationships across the nine separate councils that have been brought together to create UKRI.


The deadline for all applications is noon Friday, 30th August.

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For any queries, please contact Ben Bond or Andrea Trainer at Green Park on 020 7399 3996.

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