Global Talent visa External Advisory Board members

Closing date
21 July 2023 at 11:59pm UK time
Number of positions
Four to eight, depending on spread of skills demonstrated in applications
Length of term
Two years
Time commitment
Four meetings per year
Outcomes communicated date
18 August 2023

We are looking for new members of the Global Talent visa External Advisory Board.

The board supports UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in its operation of the endorsed funder route of the Global Talent visa and areas related to global mobility as agreed by the chair.

The board will provide advice, but not make any binding decisions.

Who we’re looking for

Person specification

All board members are required to have the ability to contribute to the range of activities undertaken by the board.

We therefore expect you to have experience or expertise in one or more of the following:

  • immigration, mobility, or both
  • public sector research
  • private sector research
  • politics and government

Our ideal candidates should also possess the following personal skills:

  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • sound judgement, integrity and high ethical standards
  • ability to work effectively as part of an advisory board
  • ability to critically and objectively challenge and probe

The UKRI global mobility team are keen to ensure that every devolved nation is represented on the board, and that there is diverse sector coverage.

Please note, while the Global Talent visa endorses arts and technology applicants, the Global Talent visa External Advisory Board currently does not cover these disciplines.

What you’ll be doing

The board:

  • provides advice to, and develops options for, UKRI on the decision to accept or reject new funders or host organisations under the Global Talent visa, considering the criteria set by the Home Office in collaboration with UKRI
  • considers and advises UKRI on the eligibility criteria for endorsed funders
  • considers and advises UKRI on the eligibility criteria for applicants
  • provides advice to UKRI on risks that emerge as the scheme is developed
  • provides leadership and information sharing across the sector
  • provides advice and options on other decisions as requested by UKRI. The board will not be responsible for developing new mobility schemes

How we’ll assess your application

You will be assessed and scored on the experience and expertise you demonstrate against the areas listed in the person specification in the ‘Who we’re looking for’ section.

If you score highly and are able to provide a skillset that is not well represented on the board, you will be asked to join the board.

We will not be undertaking interviews with candidates.

Last updated: 28 June 2023

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