Work for us


Working for UKRI

The UK has a world class research and innovation system. Our expertise spans all fields of knowledge, from the discovery of penicillin and monoclonal antibodies, to the jet engine and the world-wide web. Our inspirational creative industries are strong in art, design and the innovative use of new materials and technologies. This is why it is vital for us to have the best people at all levels throughout UK Research and Innovation.

We want to continue to attract a mix of talented professionals, scientists and engineers across a variety of disciplines and in return we offer genuine career development opportunities.

We have a legal responsibility to ensure that all our employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK. If you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to UKRI verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.

The research councils have a set of harmonised policies and guidance covering most non-pay employment terms and conditions.

Supplying goods and services to the research councils

The UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) helps UKRI ensure that the UK remains at the very forefront of research and innovation. UK SBS achieves this by delivering quality services in the areas of human resources, finance, procurement and IT IS.

The procurement function provides a wide range of services and dedicated specialist category managers to support specialist requirements such as information technology, travel and facilities management. Procurement consists of a group of professionals who manage and deliver strategic procurement planning, advice and implementation services for major acquisitions.

For more information, visit UK SBS.

Last updated: 25 October 2020

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