Now recruiting

c.£140,000 - £150,000 per annum*

*subject to experience, but may be higher where a candidate can demonstrate exceptional relevant expertise

UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) brings together the expertise and strengths of the UK’s seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and Research England which fund excellent research across a full range of disciplines, supporting leading business innovation and enterprise, to ensure that world-leading research and innovation continues to grow and flourish in the UK.

We are now looking for an exceptional Chief Finance Officer to help develop the new target operating model, provide exceptional financial management, and work closely with the CEO to set the strategic vision for UKRI, utilising insights into the dynamics and challenges that the organisation faces in relation to the constantly changing political, economic and social landscapes.


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UKRI is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and want our workforce to reflect the communities that we serve.  We are also committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness and fairness of process and to providing equal opportunities for all. As such, all applicants are asked to complete an anonymised Diversity Monitoring Form used for data gathering information only in order to ensure departments are recruiting from the widest possible pool.

Under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), if you are a disabled applicant (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) under Part 2 Equality: Key Concepts, Chapter 1: Protected Characteristics, 6. Disability and you meet the minimum criteria for the role, you will be selected for interview.

How to apply

In order to apply, please submit the following to

  • Your CV

  • personal statement, limited to no more than two sides of A4, first stating your motivations to apply and then describing how you meet the role specific requirements given your skills and experience.

  • A completed Diversity Monitoring Form (PLEASE DOWNLOAD HERE). If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the particular characteristics, you will have the option to select ‘prefer not to say’.


  • Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 27th October

  • Longlisting: Week commencing 4th November

  • Shortlisting: Week commencing 18th November

  • Interviews: Week commencing 2nd December


Maurice Goldstone

Chief Executive Officer

020 3031 9630 | 07540 637 275

Ed Stroud

Business Manager

020 3978 0993 | 07920 104 751

Allen Lane Recruitment

33 King Street, St James' 

London, SW17 6RJ

020 3031 9613

UK Research & Innovation

Allen Lane Recruitment 

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