The UK Government’s new Government Chemist, Dr. Julian Braybrook has been appointed with the help of Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS). The move is the first time an external organisation has been selected to assist the recruitment process in the position’s 109-year history.
Founder and managing director of HRS, Ricky Martin, personally oversaw the project, partnering with LGC, a leading global laboratory service organisation, to help fulfil the important role. Ricky supported the appointment of the new Government Chemist as well as successfully recruiting into the new appointee’s team. Dr Julian Braybrook was the successful candidate for the job, which saw him become the 15th person to hold the role since its creation in 1909.
“HRS is a specialist in recruiting in the science and technology industries, so we know this world well and understand the needs of our clients,” commented Ricky. “However, being the first external organisation to assist in the recruitment of the Government Chemist is an unforgettable milestone both personally and for HRS.
“HRS’s vision is to provide a recruitment service that assists in the improvement and quality of life for all,” he continued. “We place talent, fulfilling roles that can have immense impact on life for the better. Being the company chosen to support in appointing the Government Chemist is testament to the unwavering vision set out when I first created HRS.”
Dr Julian Braybrook will take over from Dr Derek Craston, who became the Government Chemist in 2008. Commenting on his appointment Dr Braybrook said: “I am truly honoured to take up the position of Government Chemist. I am excited to build on the successes of Dr Craston and uphold the standing of this important role.”
Commenting on working with Ricky and HRS Dr Braybrook added: “Ricky [And HRS] came highly recommended through reputation from colleagues. It was a real pleasure working with him through supporting both my own career and recruiting into my team.”
“It’s clear that he [Ricky Martin] is committed to supporting science and helping those within it to achieve their full potential,” he added.
The Government Chemist is fundamental to providing an independent voice for sound analytical measurement science and preventing miscarriages of justice. They also promote analytical science and technology, and provide advice to government on policy, standards and regulation based on research carried out by the appointee and their team.