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GSE Opportunities: Science and Engineering Fast Stream, Independent interview panel, metering and radio communications engineer vacancies

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This blog post is a collection of vacancies, events and learning and development opportunities for people working in Government Science and Engineering.

Science and Engineering Fast Stream open for applications

Interested in applying your science and engineering training to diverse roles across government? Want to ensure the best science, engineering and technical advice informs policy? Then the Science and Engineering Fast Stream could be for you! Science and Engineering Fast Streamers take on roles in multiple government departments, and play an essential part in ensuring the best science and engineering informs policy. Eligibility requirements include holding a doctorate or masters in a biological, physical, mathematical science or engineering subject. For more information visit the scheme’s webpage. Deadline 30 November. Contact:

The GSE Profession Strategy: Read, share and promote

The strategy sets out what the GSE profession wants to achieve over the next 5 years. It supports the vision of securing science and engineering at the heart of government decision making.

We want to make sure that as many people as possible read the strategy and this is your opportunity as GSE members to find new and innovative ways to help support us with its implementation. For example, you could hold a short event to introduce the GSE strategy and to discuss what it means for your department. We would like to hear what you are planning to do at E:

Independent interview panel member

If you are a GSE member and are interested in being an independent interview panel member on a recruitment selection panel, please get in contact with the GSE team E:  We receive regular requests from departments asking for volunteers (at all grades) from across the GSE profession to help with interviews for a range of government science and engineering roles.

NOTE – We advise that individuals complete the Unconscious Bias e-learning available on Civil Service Learning in addition to any other training recommended by your department prior to participating in an interview panel.

Vacancy: SPTO Electronic Radio Communications / EMC Engineer - Home Office Centre for Applied Science & Technology (CAST)

The successful candidate will be assigned to the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Functional Home in CAST’s Delivery area.  This specialist technical role is responsible for independently maintaining and promoting links with the emergency services vehicle convertor; maintaining links with EMC test-houses and advising on testing vehicles/equipment for the emergency services; providing technical radio comms, installation and EMC advice on development implementation and use of technological systems. Travel within the UK required.  CS Jobs code: HOM/1624/16. Deadline for applications is 3rd November 2016. Open for applications on Civil Service Jobs

Vacancy: Metering Engineer (EO with additional Technical (Electronics) Enhancement) - Regulatory Delivery (RD)

The successful candidate will be working in the Utilities Team based at Teddington, delivering RD’s In-Service Testing (IST) scheme for gas and electricity meters and will liaise closely with key stakeholders in the industry and making recommendations based on meter performance results. Working alongside the Utilities team, the applicant will work with other Government departments, the utility sector and the public, to also inform on the legislative requirements. Applications through Civil Service Jobs at Stage 4. The closing date for applications is 30th October 2016.

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