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GSE Opportunities: Fast Stream Independent Panel Member, Women in the Workplace seminar and IP for GSE training

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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.

Independent Panel Members (IPM) for Performance Moderation Boards

The Civil Service Fast Stream Team is looking for members of the GSE community to act as independents in the March/April 2017 round of Specialist Fast Stream Moderations.

The Science and Engineering Panels are being held at CSHR’s offices at Bush House, Strand, London on 21st and 22nd April.

Essential criteria:

  • Experience in appraisal moderation
  • Unconscious bias trained
  • Used to providing challenge to individuals and groups
  • At Grade 7 level (or equivalent) or above
  • Desirable: Familiar with Fast Stream/Managed a Fast Streamer.

You would be expected to read a 2 page summary prior to Moderation, support the chair in their role to provide challenge, help agree a moderated marking and ensure feedback is given.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email by Friday 10th February who will put you in touch with the Fast Stream Team for more information.

Westminister Employment Forum Keynote Seminar 23rd February 2017.

Women in the workplace: Careers advice, the gender pay gap and women in executive management. The focus of this event is the further steps that can be taken by government, employers and others to improve the genger equality in the workplace and support women in their careers.

There will be parliamentary contributions from: Caroline Dinenage MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years; Sarah Champion MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities and Flick Drummond MP, Chair, Women and Work All-Party Parliamentary Group and Member, Women and Equalities Select Committee.

Please note complimentaty places are reserved for central government officials only. You can book online. 

Final Reminder: IP for GSE training day, 8 Feb 2017

Does your role involve intellectual property (IP)? Maybe you generate IP and would like to better understand what protection there is, or perhaps you've never thought about IP and simply want to know more. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the government rights-granting body for all aspects of IP - patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. This GSE-specific IP training day is open to anyone in the GSE Profession. It includes time with a patent examiner working in your area of technology, and counts for CPD. For more information, please see the event flyer and poster. Contact: if you are interested.

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