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GSE Opportunities: SEO vacancies in the GSE team and G6 lead analyst role in intelligence.

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Fast Stream Operations Manager and Strategic Lead (SEO), Government Office for Science, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This role sits within the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) Profession Team of the Government Office for Science.  The role includes managing the annual cycle of Fast Stream recruitment for the Science and Engineering Profession, designing and running key assessment stages, overseeing the learning and development of Fast Streamers and working with Cabinet Office to identify and implement improvements to the Scheme.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly across the operational side of managing the Fast Stream Programme, but will also have a key role in shaping, with stakeholders, the  longer term way in which the Profession should use the scheme.  This work will be delivered through a working group set up for a Fast Stream Review and for which post holder will shape and provide guidance on best practice.

Key to this role will be to engage with key stakeholders and to provide both verbal and written briefings, attending and leading meetings and to apply best practice on the deployment of the Science and Engineering Fast Streamers across government. Stakeholders include the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, internal management, Science and Engineering Fast Streamers, The Cabinet Office Fast Stream and Early Talent Team, Chief Scientific Advisers, Heads of Science and Engineering Professions in other government departments and other relevant stakeholders e.g. the GSE Profession Board and relevant Working Groups.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference: 1634485

Closing Date: Friday 7th June 2019

Project Lead (SEO), Government Office for Science, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This is a newly created role which will support the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) Profession deliver its People Strategy  through project work agreed by the GSE Profession Board ,chaired by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser. The GSE Profession is currently mid-way through delivery of a  five-year People Strategy with currently four key areas of focus:

  1. Raising the profile and building pride: delivering a cross-profession strategic communication and engagement plan, to advocate for the role that Science and Engineering operates in the Government system to drive policy and decision makers to make better use of Science and Engineering evidence and advice.
  2. Reward and recognition: to better understand the reward (pay) and recognition (status) offers to scientists and engineers outside of the Civil Service to develop a pay framework for the profession that attracts, retains and promotes the best talent.
  3. Developing profession-specific career pathways, success profiles, and a skills model with learning options to support members in their career ambitions within the world of Government Science and Engineering. The profession is also developing skills through better use of existing apprenticeships to address critical skill gaps and a longer-term plan to develop a flagship science advisor apprenticeship as new talent pipeline.  Additionally, the profession is conducting a review of the use of the Fast Stream to ensure that it is maximising the longer-term benefits of such a scheme.
  4. Diversity & inclusion: overseeing a profession-wide diversity and inclusion action plan that addresses the profession’s needs, particularly around gender balance and greater input into senior-level decision making for the profession amongst BAME and junior staff.

As Project Lead you will take forward workstreams and deliver the agreed products with the support of existing Working Groups.  You will also be expected to work flexibly across workstreams and deliver agreed priorities.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference: 1634478

Closing Date: Friday 7th June 2019

Lead Analyst (Grade 6, Band A Plus) - Weapons, Military and Technology, Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO)

The Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO) is looking for a candidate to fill a new team leader role heading our work on weapons and military issues and to establish a new technology assessments team.

The JIO is responsible for producing all-source assessments that support the Prime Minister, National Security Council and other senior policy makers to deliver the Government’s national security and foreign policy priorities.

We are seeking an individual with a track record of working closely with senior policy customers to lead our weapons, military and technology assessment team and to work flexibly on other priorities as required. Science and technology expertise is essential.

The successful candidate will oversee and draft a range of all-source assessments, including strategic reports that will be considered by the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), regular contributions to the daily intelligence highlights for the Prime Minister, as well as being ready to support crisis working as necessary.

Candidates should show evidence of good customer liaison skills, the ability to lead a cross-Government community of experts and to build trusting relationships with the intelligence agencies to ensure work is coordinated and that all assessments are challenged effectively. The successful candidate will have line management responsibility, and the ability to develop and get the best out of your team is important.

Further information on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference: 4/1509

Closing Date: Sunday 9th June 2019


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