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Chief Executive Officer
In2scienceUK in London, UK
Date Posted 04/15/2021
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

In2scienceUK is an award-winning impact led organisation founded in 2010 by Dr Rebecca McKelvey, who aimed to provide young people from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to gain practical insight into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector as well as the knowledge and confidence to progress to degrees and careers.

Since it was founded, In2scienceUK has supported thousands of young people and has engaged hundreds of volunteer researchers and STEM professionals who provide inspiring placements, mentoring, information, guidance and expertise. Internal and external evaluations highlight the proven impact of this inspiring programme which receives over 3000 student applications each year. During COVID-19, we quickly transformed the programme online and we now have an interactive and engaging mentoring, workshop and information sharing platform that going forward will add value to the placement programme.

More recently we have launched our Alumni and in2research programmes. The Alumni programme focuses on boosting employability skills and opportunities for its former students while in2research provides opportunities for young people from under-represented backgrounds to progress into postgraduate research.

After five highly successful years, Rebecca will be stepping down from the CEO role later this year but is remaining within the organisation to focus on advocacy and advancement. The organisation has an experienced and passionate team with a good base of funders and partners. We are now looking for a new CEO who brings with them a new set of skills that will enable us to achieve our ambitions for growth.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial and inspiring leader who knows what it takes to scale up an organisation that is current modestly sized but highly successful and impactful to achieve even greater reach and support more young people from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds to move into STEM. It may be that you are a CEO currently and looking to be part of an organisation that is going through an exciting period of growth, or you could be operating as a COO or Director and looking to step into your first CEO role. Whatever your background, you will share our mission to empower people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential and become the next generation of researchers, innovators and pioneers.

We are committed to building a truly diverse workforce here at In2scienceUK. If you share our commitment to this, bring the skills and leadership qualities we are seeking and are excited by our vision we’d love to hear from you.

This appointment is being handled by our advising consultants, Starfish Search. To find out more about the role please visit their website via the link below, where you can download a full copy of the candidate pack and apply.


Closing Date: Friday 14th May 2021

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