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GSE opportunities: Bee inspector and policy roles at the Royal Society and National Physical Laboratory

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Chief Science Policy Officer, Royal Society

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. It is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine. Providing scientific advice for policy is one of the Royal Society’s strategic priorities.

The Royal Society is seeking an outstanding and experienced candidate with the vision and energy to build on the achievements so far, and to take them to the next level. The candidate must have the experience and credibility to be able to represent the Society on a national, European and international stage and to be able to network with influencers and decision makers at the highest level. The ability to command credibility with Ministers, senior officials and advisers will be essential. Energy and enthusiasm will be vital, as will a flexibility in dealing with changing priorities and a varied portfolio.

This represents the opportunity to lead scientific policy for the world’s oldest independent scientific academy dedicated to promoting excellence in science.

Further details and application form on the Saxton Bamfield website. (Saxton Bamfield Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Royal Society on this appointment)

Reference: VARZD

Closing date: Tuesday 9 April 2019

Policy Officer, National Physical Laboratory

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) – the UK’s National Metrology Institute and the home of measurement, is looking for a policy officer to join our government relations team.

As part of our government relations team, you’ll work alongside economists to deliver a set of clear, apolitical policy lines that qualify and justify why we adopt certain policies and what our recommendations are. Typically, you will help write submissions for government policy formulation, as well as monitor, track and respond to policy consultations, select committee inquiries and policy announcements. You will work with our scientists across a range of disciplines to help them demonstrate the impact of their research.

Further details are available on the NPL website.

Closing date: Monday 15 April 2019

Lead Bee Inspector (SEO), Scottish Government

We are currently seeking applications for a Lead Bee Inspector within the Animal Health and Welfare division. Although the division is based in Edinburgh, the location of the post holder is flexible.

This role combines a policy role, delivery responsibility and leadership for a busy area that is of considerable ministerial, public and press interest. The post holder will provide on-going policy direction for bee health in Scotland, including delivery of the honey bee health strategy, the annual inspection and reporting regimes, ensuring compliance with bee health legislation, engagement with internal SG policy makers in other areas and external stakeholders across Scotland and the UK.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference: 1626891

Closing date: Tuesday 23 April 2019

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