Paper 6: Sustainable Organisation (Butler)

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Paper 6: Sustainable Organisation (Butler)

  1. 1. Sustainable Organisation 2 July 2010 3 rd International workshop on innovation and performance management Brian Butler Director, Resource & Operations CEH
  2. 2. CEH is a PSRE and the UK's Centre of Excellence for research in the land and freshwater environmental sciences CEH is wholly owned by….
  3. 3. Public Sector Research Establishments <ul><li>PSREs are outside of the University sector </li></ul><ul><li>Collectively represent a world-class resource for UK Science ranging from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some near-commercial organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others effectively part of a Government Department </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The research capacity they provide meets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist research needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic importance which cannot be delivered by market-place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Their sustainable performance is of strategic importance to the UK </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sustainability <ul><li>“ Operating today in a way which does not inhibit the organisation’s ability to do so tomorrow and </li></ul><ul><li>Managing key resources so as to at least maintain the current capacity of the organisation, or the capacity needed in the future to respond to changing demands” </li></ul><ul><li>An organisation must know the Full Economic Costs (FEC) of its activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Science and Innovation Investment Framework – 2004-2014 <ul><li>Sustainability of the PSREs </li></ul><ul><li>Full Economic Costs approach to research </li></ul><ul><li>Raising sufficient income through core funds, external research contracts, research grants </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling PSREs to maintain a necessary level of infrastructure investments </li></ul><ul><li>A finance sustainable investment approach </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Natural Environment Research Council in a UK government setting
  7. 7. Our Goal To be the world-leading centre for integrated science in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Our Vision Deliver solutions for today’s urgent environmental problems to achieve environmental sustainability.
  8. 8. History CEH was formed in April 2000 from a merger of four long-established research institutes: Institute of Terrestrial Ecology Institute of Freshwater Ecology Institute of Hydrology Institute of Virology & Environmental Microbiology
  9. 9. Transition to sustainability <ul><li>CEH Business Plan based on inputs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of Science proposals - size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Review (Deloitte) - shape </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller science programme approved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NERC funding and target for other income confirmed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce staff from ~600 to ~450 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce sites from 9 to 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition & Integration over ~4 years </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Bangor 330 scientists and 120 support staff Lancaster Edinburgh Wallingford (HQ)
  11. 11. CEH Budget NERC National Capability NERC grants Defra EU EA Others £35M pa resource
  12. 12. Governance Executive Board Science Board Director CEH Director Resource & Operations Director Biogeochemistry Director Water Director Biodiversity Director CEH Director Environmental Information Data Centre Director Biogeochemistry Director Water Director Biodiversity
  13. 13. Monitoring <ul><li>Public Sector Research Establishment (PSRE) sustainability surveys – Every 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Centre Activity and Resource Plan (CARP) – Annual </li></ul><ul><li>Scorecard – Quarterly </li></ul>
  14. 15. Questions?

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