Established in 2018, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) is an independent, non-departmental public body, bringing together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England. UKRI is charged with maximising the value from £7bn of the UK Government’s investment in research and innovation. It is principally funded through the Science Budget by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
UKRI leads the strategic direction for most of the non-defence public sector research and innovation funding in the UK, pushing the frontiers of human knowledge. The organisation has over 7,500 employees spread across the UK, with its headquarters based in Swindon.
Allen Lane were proud to be awarded the campaign to recruit to UKRI’s Chief Finance Officer (CFO) vacancy, a post equivalent to Director General in the Civil Service. Having provided a number of staffing solutions to BEIS over a sustained period, it was fantastic to have the opportunity to work with one of their Arm’s Length Bodies at such an important time in their fledgling history.