Executive Search Services Required for Chief Executive

Executive Search Services Required for Chief Executive

BIS’ Research Councils Unit needs to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer for the AHRC as the current CEO is due to step down at the end of December 2015.

UK SBS PS150152 – Chief Executive Officer, Arts and Humanities Research Council


Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract


Value of contract (£)


Published date

17 July 2015

Closing date

04 August 2015

Contract start date

01 September 2015

Contract end date

31 August 2016


BIS’ Research Councils Unit needs to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer for the AHRC as the current CEO is due to step down at the end of December 2015. The Department needs secure executive search services in order to reach into the relevant academic community to ensure a strong field of suitable candidates. Due to the specialist nature of this post there is a need to secure expertise and resources of external search and recruitment consultancy services to ensure that there is a strong field of suitably qualified, high calibre and diverse candidates for interview, to enable the Secretary of State (SoS) to have a choice in making a strong appointment to this role.

About the buyer

Contact name

Sharon Jennings


North Star House

North Star Avenue






Other information



PROJ2.3 Price Schedule Fixed cost for successfully filling the position.pdf

Bidders – Logging into Emptoris

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time V1.0.pdf

UK SBS PS150152 – Terms & Conditions

AW4 1 UKSBSSP150152S1Terms.pdf

Bidders Training

Bidder Training V1.0.pdf

UK SBS PS150152 – ITQ Questions


UK SBS SP150152 – ITQ



PROJ2.2 Price Schedule Fixed administration charge for the service.pdf

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How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

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