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GSE opportunities: Geography in Government Awards, Animals in Science Committee & Cross-Government vacancies

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The GSE Geography in Government Awards

The Geography Profession in GSE is pleased to announce the first Geography in Government (GiG) awards. The GiG awards will recognise and celebrate the wealth of inspirational individuals and innovative projects undertaking by civil, crown and public servants in the geography profession, part of Government Science and Engineering.

There will be five individual award categories which will be announced at the inaugural GiG awards event, from which the overall GiG award will be selected to be awarded at the prestigious annual Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) awards ceremony.

All nominations should be submitted to on the nomination form and be no longer than 500 words.  The nomination should reflect work carried out in 2018/19.  Nominations close on 1st March.  Full details about the awards and the nomination form can be found on the links below.

The GSE Geography in Government Awards 2019 Full details.

The GSE Geography in Government Awards 2019 Nomination form

Closing date: 1st of March 2019

Animals in Science Committee (ASC), Home office (HO)

Do you want to play a key role in advising the government on a range of issues relating to the welfare of animals used in research?

If so, this is an exceptional opportunity to deliver reports and policy advice to ensure that government is best placed to maintain the highest standards in the welfare of animals used in research.

The Animals in Science Committee (ASC) is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Home Office to provide independent advice to the Government on the use of animals in scientific procedures, advise the Animal Welfare Ethical Review Bodies on good practice, and exchange information with other national bodies within the European Union.

We are seeking six new members with expertise in veterinary science, neuroscience, industry (pharmaceutical/toxicology), animal technology/welfare/3Rs and legal expertise (regulatory).

The successful candidates will possess excellent communication and influencing skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to evaluate complex issues to reach a consensus.

Further details are available on the public appointments website.

Closing date: 28th January 2019

GIS analyst (HEO), Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

The role will involve undertaking analysis into many aspects of inherently spatial problems. Alongside making maps we have ongoing research projects looking at Bovine TB, Avian Influenza and many other species/diseases, we also build databases and services for staff in and around the agency.

Working in a small team of data experts we work collaboratively with scientists and modelling colleagues to provide information to policy, conduct risk analysis, and contribute to research articles. We tend to work in ArcGIS Desktop/Pro/Enterprise/AGOL, FME 2018, SQL Server and Python but have access to R, QGIS, .net, etc. and more - and access to our Scientific Computing Environment.

There are opportunities for proposing and undertaking research of interest, with livestock movement databases and the advent of routine Whole Genome Sequencing providing unique data for large scale spatial modelling. The further provision of web services and development of mobile GIS capability are also high on the agenda.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference number: 1614248

Closing date: 18th of January 2019

Senior Technical Policy Advisor (SEO), Department for Transport (DfT)

We are looking for a talented Senior Technical Policy Advisor to work within our Dangerous Goods and Orders Division. You will have the opportunity to engage proactively in the work of both national and international standards and regulatory bodies for the tanks used to transport dangerous goods.

Our objectives are to ensure that the international and domestic regimes that govern the carriage of dangerous goods are fit for purpose, minimising the risk of harm to people, property and the environment, to facilitate trade and economic growth, thus contributing towards the overall objectives of boosting economic growth and opportunity, and providing safe, secure and sustainable transport.

The post holder will be very technically minded and possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and superb communication skills in varying circumstances.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference number: 1614544

Closing date: 16th January 2019

Office of Security and Counter Terrorism Mission Partner, National Security Strategic Investment Fund (NSSIF) (Grade 7), Home Office (HO)

The Office for Security and Counter Terrorism supports the Home Secretary and other Ministers in the development, implementation and governance of the UK’s counter terrorism (CONTEST) strategies.

The digital revolution continues to profoundly change how we conduct our business. Exponential technology advances are posing new threats, whilst also presenting significant new opportunities for national security.

We are looking for an experienced security professional that shares our belief and enthusiasm that building a strong relationship with the external start-up community is central to the future success of the UKs national security mission.

The post holder will be responsible for driving engagement with the start-up community via NSSIF to deliver a pipeline of solutions to meet CT policy and end user needs.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference number: 1614264

Closing date: 16th January 2019 

Futures and Horizon Scanning – IRIS (SEO), Home Office (HO)

The Innovation & Research InSight (IRIS) unit was launched in September 2016 across the Ministry of Defence and Home Office. It is a Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 commitment which sought to establish a function to understand the opportunities and threats from emerging science and technology.

The post-holder will report to the Home Office lead for IRIS and will work in partnership with key stakeholders/partners in Defence and Security (including industry and academia). Within this role, holders will have the scope to innovate and be creative in how this work is taken forward.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference number: 1614782

Closing date: 23 Jan 2019


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