Executive Secretary/CEO

The ERA Foundation supports electech manufacturing across the UK by supporting engineering, innovation and skills development programmes across the UK. We focus on five key areas: engineering skills, development, entrepreneurship and industrial excellence, contributing to economic vitality, promoting the achievements of manufacturing and influencing and informing policy.

We are now seeking an exceptional Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer to support the work of the Foundation. Ideally you will have experience within engineering, innovation and skills. We are seeking someone who can take leadership of the complex operational and administrative aspects as well as people, relationship and brand management.

If you relish a challenge where you will contribute to the future of engineering, innovation and skills, have excellent people skills, business acumen and a commitment to impact-driven activity, we would like to meet you.

Closing date 30th June 2021

For an informal discussion please contact our advising consultant: Baljit Dhadda on 020 3906 7776 or 07736 880699.


Chief Operating Officer

We are seeking an exceptional Chief Operating Officer for a world-leading health research charity. The Chief Operating Officer will take leadership of the complex operational aspects of this programme and bring discipline and excellence to the delivery and roll-out as we move from early pilot activities to large scale deployment.

You will be accountable for a diverse set of activities overseeing the overall programme management plan and ensuring its delivery on a daily basis. This will cover all aspects that the day-to-day operations business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader, adaptable and flexible to the many challenges you will face.

If you think you can meet the bill and relish a challenge where you will help change the future of healthcare, have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we would like to meet you. A proven commitment to inclusive processes and outcomes is essential.

Closing date: 20th June 2021

For further information please contact our advising consultant: Baljit Dhadda on 020 3906 7776 0r 07736 880699.


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Non-Executive Director

The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is one of elite technology and innovation centres set up to transform the UK’s capability for innovation and help drive future economic growth. Set up by Innovate UK, the Catapults harness world-leading expertise, transforming high potential ideas into new products and services. The Catapult centres include Cell and Gene Therapy, Connected Places, Digital, Energy Systems, High Value Manufacturing, Offshore Renewable Energy, Medicines Discovery, and Satellite Applications.

Compound semiconductors enable disruptive technologies that transform our world including smart phones, computers, the electric transport revolution and a net zero carbon economy. The power, speed and light found in compound semiconductors outperform silicon chips, powering next generation applications and solutions. This is a unique opportunity to deliver truly innovative world-leading solutions.

We are seeking an inspirational and dynamic non-executive director to contribute to the Catapult’s entrepreneurial strategy, building key relationships with venture capital and other investor partners. A visionary, you will provide inspirational leadership to the team, monitoring the strategic performance of the organisation, ensuring that it delivers services in line with the targets set in the business plan whilst delivering truly innovative solutions that help to foster, grow and scale companies in the UK. We are looking for a high-calibre individual with a proven track record of inspirational commercial leadership in R&D activities. You will have proven commercial nous and high-level communication skills, winning the respect of industry leaders, government, SMEs and academics, within the United Kingdom and internationally.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please call our advising consultants:

Baljit Dhadda: 020 3906 7776 or 07736 880699

Peter Ward: 020 3906 7776 or 07711 058871

Closing Date: 30th July 2021

The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of society and we fully embrace flexible working.