Our Resourcing Team

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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Karen Foster

Karen Foster – Senior Resourcing Partner

I currently recruit for the Central Laser Facility (CLF), Particle Physics Department (PPD), Strategy, Planning and Communications Department (SPC), Technology Department, Programmes Directorate, 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.  At UKRI we can only deliver our vision and mission as an organisation through the talent and skills of our people, and so we provide a range of generous benefits and the work/life balance that enable us to do that.

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Emily Kent – Senior Resourcing Partner

I currently recruit for RAL Space, Hartree & Infrastructure at STFC . I joined the UKRI recruitment team in Swindon in February 2020. I have over 7 years’ experience with recruitment.. Please do feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn

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Amy Corpe – Senior Resourcing Partner

I joined UKRI remotely in March 2020 as a Resourcing Partner for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund within InnovateUK, having previously worked as a Lead recruiter in the private sector. I am now a Senior Resourcing Partner for the National Quantum Computing Centre, recruiting experts in the field to make the UK world leading in Quantum Computing. UKRI values it’s employee’s and rewards us with a host of benefits from generous annual leave entitlement to flexible working. Add me on LinkedIn-  (16) Amy Corpe | LinkedIn

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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Carl Hutchins – Resourcing Partner

I work on helping our senior resourcing partners give a great recruitment service to our teams.

I started out as an apprentice in business and administration and have worked my way up to become a resourcing partner, so I know what great opportunities are available and what great benefits UKRI provide to build a career. If you want to hear more about our benefits, or where you could fit in within our organisation.’

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Jestina Mpofu – Resourcing Partner

I am a Resourcing Partner at UKRI, working on a wide range of permanent roles for STFC RAL. A proactive professional with a great passion to connect the right talent with the right opportunity.  It is an enriching experience to work at UKRI with people from various cultural and professional backgrounds, creating a positive employer brand. UKRI offers professional development programs, thus investing in the growth of their employees. If you’re keen to grow in your career, believes in work life balance please get in touch. Connect with me on www.linkedin.com/in/jestinam

Emily Woods

Emily Woods – Talent Acquisition Manager – Early Careers

I am the Talent Acquisition Manager for Early Careers across UKRI. I am responsible for the delivery and continual improvement of the Early Careers recruitment processes, attraction and strategies across all UKRI councils. The Early Careers schemes includes Graduates, Apprentices, Industrial & Summer Placements.

If you would like to know more about Early Careers recruitment please get in touch.

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Ellie Tanner

Ellie Tanner – Early Careers Senior 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.

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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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.

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.

Jessica field

Jessica Field – External Talent 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.