Job offer in england Chief Executive, Plymouth Marine Laboratory & PML Applications Ltd (PML Group) at Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Researching, developing and applying innovative marine science to ensure a sustainable future for our oceans.

A unique opportunity to lead one of the world’s premier marine science research institutes

The Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive with proven and recognised leadership abilities gained within a science-driven organisation, able to deliver the scientific and business strategy and charitable objects of Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and the commercial strategy of PML Applications Ltd, leading the PML Group forward into the next exciting phase of its development.

As its Chief Executive you will be joining an organisation that strives for excellence and delivers far-reaching impact: through its highly-cited scientific papers, the scientific evidence it provides to policy-makers, the work it does collaboratively in supporting developing world countries, the training of the next generation of marine scientists, and also the work it carries out with and on behalf of industry and other customers in the context of PML Applications.

A visionary and passionate advocate for its science, you will bring to PML your high personal standing within the marine and/or environmental sciences. With proven strategic development skills, organisational and people leadership ability, energy and enthusiasm, you will build on and foster an exceptional context and culture, drawing together scientists from different disciplines to work together to help address some of the principal challenges for the marine environment in the 21st century.  Your finely-honed organisational development, people and financial management skills will enable you to lead a multi-facetted organisation, providing the stimulus, context and environment which will enable the scientists and staff of PML to thrive, whilst representing it externally with its diverse stakeholders, including its principal funders the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) under its umbrella organisation, United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI).  Commercially-minded, your commitment to PML will make you comfortable in actively nurturing and seeking out partnerships and corporate customers nationally and internationally, and securing new funding streams to complement existing ones, as well as interacting with industry and other members of the user community, ensuring a sustainable future for the PML Group as it moves forward.

The post will be based at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory in Plymouth, Devon, UK.

An attractive salary, plus performance related bonus, is available commensurate with the level and strategic importance of the post.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead an exceptional and ambitious organisation working in an area which is of critical importance to society and its future well-being. Carbon-NfP, our retained recruitment consultants, would be delighted to send you the Candidate Brochure and/or to have an informal and confidential telephone conversation about PML and the Chief Executive role.  Please contact Sharon Taylor by email in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 26th October 2018.

PML is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful and unjustified discrimination in employment and against stakeholders.  We strive to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between employees and encourage diversity throughout the workforce.  Our commitment to gender equality and representation is demonstrated by our achievement of the Athena Swan Bronze Award. We are equally proud of our accreditation of the Disability Confident Scheme (Level 2). 


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