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GSE Opportunities: Last chance to apply for the Science and Engineering Fast Stream, brief writing course and more

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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: Applications close 30th November.

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. Contact:

Learning Opportunity: Briefing writing course from ModGov

On Wednesday 14th December, Understanding ModernGov will be hosting a one day interactive communications workshop on Effective Briefings & Submissions in London.

This communication skills course will provide guidance for civil servants who have to write briefings and submissions as part of their workload with strategy on how to explain complex information simply for the benefit of effective decision making.

This course will be led by communications expert Susan Calthorpe who has previously delivered public sector communication development courses to Home Office, NHS England, Department for Transport, Defra, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, among others.

Vacancy: Secretariat Support to the Animals in Science Committee. Scientific /Executive Officer (CAST)

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a rapidly evolving, high profile, and challenging area at the interface between independent expert science advice and policy. The post involves engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders including the Home Office’s Animals in Science Regulation Unit (ASRU), ASRU Inspectors, Ministerial private offices, other government departments and leading scientific, veterinary and ethics experts. HOM/2022/16. The vacancy can be found on the Civil Service Jobs Site. Closing date 2nd December.

Vacancy: SPTO Electronic Radio Communications/EMC Engineer (CAST)

Deadline extended: 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 24th November 2016. Stage 3 on Civil Service Jobs

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