GSE Opportunities: Vacancies at DIT & DfT and Fast Stream assessment volunteers

Volunteers needed: Help recruit the new generation of Civil Service leaders

We need senior members of the GSE profession (Grade 7 equivalent or above) to spare up to a day of your time to participate in assessments for the 2019 intake of Science and Engineering Fast Streamers.

Recruitment opens on 20th September and candidates will pass through a rigorous recruitment process which includes aptitude and reasoning tests, a competence-based video-interview, and a half-day Final Selection Assessment Centre (FSAC).

Candidates who are successful at these stages will attend a final selection board and we need members of the GSE profession to help review written exercises or give up at least half a day for interviews in December and January. We also need senior members of the profession to interview fast streamers at the final year of the scheme for their end of scheme assessment in March. We can’t run this recruitment without your help and it is a great opportunity to engage with early-career scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines.

Please contact the GSE team to register your interest.

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Vacancies in Department for International Trade (DIT)

Grade 7: Science and Scenarios Researcher

You will manage the Science and Scenarios team that works on two closely linked work-streams: The Chief Scientific Adviser’s (CSA) portfolio and Strategic Research.

The Strategic Research team helps ensure that the UK’s trading strategy is future-proof. We help policy-makers across DIT identify, understand and respond to trends, risks and opportunities which will emerge over the medium to long-term.

The CSA and the team offer science and engineering advice to teams across the department. They use their knowledge and connections in industry to help connect industry and policy makers. Additionally, they lead GSE for DIT.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs. Closing date: 2 September 2018

HEO: Science and Scenarios Researcher

You will join the Science and Scenarios team that works on two closely linked work-streams: The Chief Scientific Adviser’s (CSA) portfolio and Strategic Research.

In this role you will be a researcher working with a geographic and sectoral portfolio to ensure those in your portfolio areas are deploying futures thinking and scientific advice in their work. The role will focus on the strategic research work of the team in the main.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs. Closing date: 2 September 2018

Vacancy: Head of Vehicle Engineering (Grade 6), Department for Transport (DfT)

Are you an experienced leader with an extensive background in vehicle engineering and the automotive sector? Do you want to work at the cutting edge of change and technology, which will have a real life impact on the UK by transforming the way we travel?

The global automotive industry is in a period of significant change: vehicles are becoming cleaner and quieter due to increasing stringency of tailpipe emissions regulations and the electrification of new models to achieve carbon objectives. Innovative technology such as connected and automated vehicles are starting to enter the market and have the potential to be a real game changer. These changes are currently driving billions of dollars of global investment that will change the face of transport in the most fundamental of ways – delivering safer roads, improving social inclusion, reducing congestion and improving air quality.

It is critical for the UK not only to maintain but to strengthen our influence on the development of international vehicle standards globally after the UK has left the EU, this will be your primary focus

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs. Closing date 9th September 2018

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