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Chair of Diamond Light Source Ltd Board

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About Diamond Light Source Ltd

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron light source and is an energetic and dynamic organisation comprising a wide range of scientific, technical, professional and support staff. 

A joint venture between UKRI and the Wellcome Trust, Diamond is a separately established private limited company with its own Board of Directors and UKRI and Wellcome as shareholders, and is located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. 

The facility, which was opened to users in 2007, hosts 33 cutting-edge synchrotron-based instruments plus a range of advanced electron microscopes which are used by over 14,000 academic and industrial researchers across a wide range of disciplines including structural biology, energy, engineering, nanoscience and environmental sciences. Currently a 3rd generation medium energy synchrotron light source, in 2023 Diamond received confirmation of funding of just over £500m to upgrade the facility to a state-of-the-art 4th generation high brilliance source. 

How we support EDI in the workforce 

We believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit Diamond's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.  

Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

How to apply 

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the ‘experience’ section of the application. 

To apply via the UKRI Careers Portal you will receive a notification confirming your profile has successfully been created (if you have not previously set up an account) and a second notification confirming your application for this role has been submitted. If you do not receive the second notification confirming your application for this role has been submitted or experience issues applying, please contact, so we can ensure your application has been received.  

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