Our Resourcing Team

Current vacancy – Early Careers Talent Acquisition Manager

At UKRI, this person will be responsible for the delivery and continual improvement of our earlier careers recruitment process, attraction and strategies. They will be passionate about providing the opportunities and guidance for people in their early career joining a world class organisation and learning their trade hands-on.

Ellie Tanner

Ellie Tanner – Early Careers Resourcing Partner

I currently work in the early careers resourcing team at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) across UKRI and STFC. This includes the recruitment of graduates and student placements (industrial and summer), along with apprenticeship recruitment support too. In 2020 we recruited over a 100 successful applicants to start with us here at STFC. If you want to know more about our opportunities please connect with me on LinkedIn.

Emily Woods

Emily Woods – Early Careers Resourcing Partner

I am an Early Careers Resourcing Partner at UKRI. I am passionate about engaging and recruiting future talent here at UKRI, in such an innovative and supportive environment. If you would like to know more about early careers recruitment please

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Hannah Houlbrooke – Talent Attraction Manager

I am responsible for the development and continuous improvement of Talent Attraction strategies across UKRI. The breadth of research that is facilitated by UKRI is vast and exciting and we always invite talented individuals with a range of technical and professional skills to consider us as the next step in their career. My job is to make sure that we promote the benefits and opportunities of working with us, and that we showcase life at UKRI to a diverse audience.

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Jen Jacks

Jennifer Jacks – Talent Acquisition Manager

I lead the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical) resourcing team at UK Research & Innovation, based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell, Oxfordshire.
I am very enthusiastic about leading and motivating my team of incredibly experienced resourcing professionals to enable them to place the best talent into a very unique and exciting organisation that we are all very proud to work for here at UKRI.

The breadth of research that goes on across UKRI is vast and exciting and there has never been a better time to join us. STFC/UKRI are an incredibly motivating company to work for with a vast number of exciting achievements to be proud of. The staff’s wellbeing is one of UKRI’s highest priorities and this is demonstrated in the generous benefits and flexibilities that are on offer for all staff.

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Nicola Hedges

Nicola Hedges – Senior Resourcing Partner

I currently recruit for the Scientific Computing Department (SCD) and The Hartree Centre, which are located at STFC’s Daresbury and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories (RAL). In addition, I am currently recruiting for a range of roles for the Extreme Photonics Application Centre (EPAC), which an exciting new addition to STFC’s Central Laser Facility. I am always looking for computational, data, systems, AI, software, and research talent. I am passionate about sharing the benefits of working for UKRI, our culture, and the work-life balance we can offer.

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Jessica field

Jessica Field – Senior Resourcing Strategy Partner

I work on talent attraction – finding and engaging with all skill sets across UKRI. I am building talent pools of candidates who are interested in working for us but for whom the right role might not be immediately available.

We would love to hear from you and tell you more about what we do. Did you know we have 30 days annual leave, if you love a good work/life balance please get in touch and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Catherine Amey

Catherine Amey – Senior Resourcing Partner

I currently recruit for the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, Business Innovation Directorate (BID), and UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) departments within STFC. The roles for which I recruit are varied – from Mechanical Engineers for ISIS, to Business Development Managers for BID – so I am always keen to connect with a diverse range of talent in these areas.

I joined the UKRI recruitment team in March 2020 having previously worked for UK SBS recruitment team. At UKRI I predominantly look after RAL Space, EPSRC, BBSRC and ESRC.

UKRI is an incredibly supportive and engaging place to work that values the input of its staff. Flexible working, generous annual leave, and a strong wellbeing focus, all ensure an amazing work life balance.

If you want to hear more about our benefits, or where you could fit in within our organisation,

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Karen Foster

Karen Foster – Senior Resourcing Partner

I currently recruit for the Central Laser Facility (CLF), Particle Physics Department (PPD), Technology, Programmes, and the Executive Office.  I also enjoy working on other projects and am currently recruiting for the Extreme Photonics Application Centre (EPAC) – an exciting new addition to CLF.  As well as being committed to developing you throughout your career, we recognise and value our employees as individuals and aim to provide pay and rewards that motivate us all to perform at our very best.

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Chelsea Matthews Senior Resourcing Partner

I am currently recruiting for RAL Space and Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (ASTeC). UKRI, who join 9 research councils is an incredibly motivating company to work for, increasing the power of research and innovation to deliver for the UK, working hand in hand with businesses, universities, independent research institutes and other stakeholders.

The staff’s wellbeing is one of UKRI’s highest priorities and this is demonstrated in the generous benefits and flexibilities that are on offer for all staff.

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Johanna Harvey

Johanna Harvey-Cove – Apprenticeship Coordinator

I work on the apprenticeship team providing operational coordination and administration for the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) apprenticeship scheme. I provide support and guidance to managers, supervisors and apprentices on non-engineering standards.

Ria Poliquin

Ria Poliquin – Apprenticeship Coordinator

I am responsible for the operational delivery and coordination of the engineering Apprenticeship programmers at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). Predominantly our apprentices work in Engineering, Computing, IT, business administration, as laboratory technicians, and in estates roles across various levels and across all departments. I am a strong advocate of apprenticeships because they allow people to gain structured training and qualifications in a real working environment and they get to earn while they learn.

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Jonathan

Jonathan Aghanian – Apprenticeship Coordinator – North

I am responsible for the operational delivery and multi-faceted coordination of the Apprenticeship Scheme at STFC Daresbury Laboratory (DL). Predominantly our apprentices work in Engineering, Computing, and Project Management roles. However, Daresbury has a wide-range of apprentices working in various roles, disciplines, and levels across all departments – from early-career school leavers, right through to senior managers. I have many years experience working across various youth/employment projects and strongly believe apprenticeships provide sustainable, rewarding careers at any stage in your working life.

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