|Placed On:||24th January 2023|
|Closes:||28th February 2023|
The Alan Turing Institute
The Alan Turing Institute was founded in 2015 with a clear and compelling purpose: ‘To make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.’ It is named in honour of Alan Turing (1912-1954), whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing are considered to be some of the key disciplines comprising the fields of data science and artificial intelligence.
Five universities – Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick – and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are Founder Members of The Alan Turing Institute. Eight additional universities – Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Queen Mary University of London, and Southampton – joined in 2018. The Institute now works with a further 25 universities through its Turing Network Development Awards.
The Institute is largely funded through grants from its university partners and from strategic partnerships including Accenture, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GCHQ, Lloyd's Register Foundation, MI5 and the UK Ministry of Defence. It is underpinned by world-leading academic excellence and is unique in bringing together academia, industry, the government and the third sector on a national scale.
Looking forward, The Alan Turing Institute aims to be the world's leading organisation in reaping the benefits of the data science and AI revolution to solve societal challenges.
The Alan Turing Institute seeks to appoint a new Director and CEO to lead the Institute through the next ambitious phase outlined in its five-year strategy (2023-2028), while remaining responsive and agile to new strategic opportunities. Reporting to the Chair of Trustees, the Director and CEO is responsible for the effective leadership and management of the Institute, and ensuring sufficient income for long-term sustainability and the delivery of its strategy. Externally, the Director will play a leading role inmanaging relationships with shareholders, strategic partners, government, academia and the commercial and third sectors, and will promote the Institute nationally and internationally as the UK national institute for data science and AI.
Candidates will possess significant executive leadership experience and a proven record of achievement in a relevant context. Alongside experience of leading a complex organisation, candidates will bring demonstrable experience and success in leading change. Experience leading a commercial organisation through the practical translation of research into commercial innovation is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrable ability to develop effective working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders. The appointee will also demonstrate a clear commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in relation to every aspect of the Institute’s activity and more widely as the national institute for data science and AI.
Terms and Conditions
This is a permanent appointment. We offer a competitive salary along with a benefits package that includes a defined contribution pension scheme, private health and 30 days annual leave.
For further information, including job description and person specification, visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies using reference number 6345. For an informal and confidential conversation, contact Tom Mellor at Tom.Mellor@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0)20 7340 6282.
The closing date for applications is 09:00 GMT, Tuesday 28th February 2023.
Equality Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to building a diverse community and would like our leadership team to reflect this. We therefore welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.
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