Current roles

Current roles

 

Director for People and Operations

Overview

As an independent company with charitable status, we are able to determine our strategic policy in a number of key organisational areas, and devise a set of tailored principles for how we run the Centre. This role will play a major part in this continuing process of transformation. The new Director will be an influential change leader, responsible for the internal communication that sits alongside the day to day aspects of our people operations.

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is a shared organisational priority, and there is an active working group developing our policy and practice on this area. Health and wellbeing, another priority, is a joint initiative between the People & Skills and Health & Safety teams. In a culture that’s all about delivery, we are generating good answers to the questions about how we lead in this new environment, to keep developing our performance. The Workday finance, HR, and project management system has recently been introduced, and we are committed to building better analytics into the people strategy. Talent, recruitment and workforce planning will always be a high priority in so competitive a field; our plans for leadership development have enormous potential, and we will look to our new Director to continue providing the momentum and direction that will enable us to realise it.

Candidates will benefit from experience in an organisation in which there’s a core team of highly qualified specialists. You must demonstrate an understanding of the strategic opportunities and potential for the research sector and UKCEH. Resilience, confidence, and a willingness to advocate for change at the highest levels will all be a distinct asset; you’ll understand how to share your skillset and capacity with other Directors who are also leading and communicating change.

You’ll be able to evidence success in:

  • Developing and delivering people strategies.
  • Successful track record of advising Directors and senior managers on complex issues.
  • Leading and influencing the continuous development of People and Skills projects and resources including: HCM, Leadership development, HR policy, pay / reward strategy, payroll, pensions and complex casework.
  • Strategic workforce planning as part of business and financial planning.
  • Organisational development and successful change leadership.
  • Developing constructive working relationships and enhancing dialogue with union and staff representatives.
  • Lead responsibility for managing significant budgets.

Core Behaviours & Values:

  • Commitment to promote and adhere to UKCEH values of Excellence, Integrity and Teamwork.
  • Strong leadership and personal commitment to value and respect diversity and cultural difference, listening to others and ensuring inclusion.
  • Committed to a continuous improvement approach for the organisation and in personal development.

Other Requirements

Able and willing to travel to all four UK sites once or twice a year

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Trustee Director

Overview

Working with our existing Board of 8 members (chaired by Lord Cameron of Dillington) and UKCEH Executive, you will shape and oversee the further development of UKCEH following transition from the public sector to a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable status on 1 December 2019. You will hold the Chair of the Remuneration and Appointments Sub-Committee (RASC), so knowledge of pay and reward policy is also essential. Trustee Directors determine our future strategic direction to meet our charitable aims and deliver scientific impact.

We are a strategic delivery partner for UKRI/NERC, our major funder and commissioner of the national capability we provide for the UK. We aim to maintain and enhance our science impact and reinforce recognition of UKCEH as a world-leading contributor to environmental science and innovation that works with business to build long-term prosperity for all. UKCEH is committed to increasing the impact of our research by engaging with businesses, policy-makers and environmental practitioners through co-design, co-delivery and commercialisation. We value an approach based around a coaching and mentoring style, where you are simultaneously able to be supportive as well as probing and seeking assurance.

Candidate expertise:

  • Clear vision of how people leadership, culture and communication enables organisational performance.
  • Strategic leadership expertise on people and employers’ responsibilities particularly:
     
    • Safeguarding
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Strong and independent judgement and sound grasp of ethics.
  • Excellent understanding of leading major change.
  • High calibre communication and collaborative working skills.
  • The ability to apply knowledge strategically, think creatively and keep mission focused.
  • Board and/or Executive experience in the private or not for profit sectors.
  • Strong skills to positively influence our stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of UK corporate governance and charity governance.
  • A strong network in relevant sectors.
  • Experience of world-class research led organisations or scientific education and training.
  • Commitment to promote and adhere to UKCEH values of Excellence, Integrity and Teamwork.
  • Time capacity to attend Board meetings and contribute to UKCEH events.

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