Salary : £77,000 - £83,000 (dependant upon qualifications and experience)
Contract Type : Open-Ended
Hours : Full Time / Flexible hours and Joint Appointments will be considered
Closing Date : Saturday 17th June 2018
Interview Date : Monday 9th July 2018
About Us :
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. Through combining world-
class facilities with major international collaborations and some of the world’s most talented staff, we’re driving ground-
breaking advances in science and technology.
STFC is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new entity that brings together seven partner Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England to create an independent organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-
leading position in research and innovation.
STFC’s Particle Physics Department (PPD) participates in and supports the UK particle physics experimental programme, providing capabilities that complement and go beyond what can be achieved in universities alone.
About The Role :
We now have a prestigious opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced professional to lead the STFC Particle Physics Department, based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
As Director you will provide visible and inspiring leadership to deliver STFC’s corporate vision, collaborating closely with colleagues in our Programmes and Facilities Directorates and the national and international particle physics community.
You will be responsible for the leadership of a department of around 75 staff, including those based at RAL, CERN and our underground laboratory at the Boulby Mine.
You will have direct line management of senior staff. As well as demonstrating sound financial, safety and risk management, you will be responsible for managing the department’s annual funding of £5M.
The preference is for a full-time appointment, but a joint appointment will be considered. STFC operates a flexible working hours policy.
You will develop and execute the PPD strategy to support and deliver the STFC programme for UK Particle Physics (UK-PP).
Specific responsibilities will include :
UK and overseas travel will be required.
UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-
leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people and more broadly to the world.
About You :
You will hold a first degree in physics related subject and PhD qualified candidates are desirable.
You will demonstrate an excellent track record of scientific achievement in experimental particle physics, along with experience of senior leadership of a significant particle physics function, both in terms of personnel and finance.
You should be familiar with the delivery of particle physics within the UK, with significant experience of research at major international particle physics laboratories, ideally including CERN.
You will demonstrate knowledge of the funding and politics of particle physics work and you will hold excellent connections throughout the international particle physics community.
You will display a strategic focus, corporate planning skills and exceptional leadership ability.
You will demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, influencing and collaboration skills, including the ability to build strong relationships at all levels and to positively influence stakeholders.