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GSE opportunities: Deputy CSA in BEIS and Grade 7 vacancies in DfT and DIT, and nominations now open for Women in Telco and Tech Awards 2019.

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Head of Academic and International Engagement and Head of Transport Research and Innovation board (Grade 7), Department for Transport (DfT).

We are looking to recruit two experienced science or innovation professionals to work on external engagement within DfT’s Office for Science. The successful candidates will collaborate with national and international Research and Innovation stakeholders to shape the transport system of the future and deliver the departments policy ambitions.

Head of Academic & International Engagement 

As the Head of Academic and International Engagement you will be responsible for ensuring that DfT receives timely independent advice and challenge from academic and industry experts, shaping external research programmes and prioritising our national and international engagement.

This is a key role within the team, leading the secretariat of the Science Advisory Council - a forum of senior academic and industry research and innovation stakeholders.

The successful candidate will support the CSA in his role as head of the Government Science and Engineering profession within DfT.

Head of the Transport Research Innovation Board

As the Head of the Transport Research and Innovation Board (TRIB) Secretariat you will lead the department’s efforts to align transport research and innovation activities across the DfT’s Arm’s Length Bodies, and partner organisations, so activities can become greater than the sum of their parts and drive better transport outcomes for the economy and society.

This is a high-profile role, overseeing a board established by the Chief Scientific Advisor on behalf of ministers. The main purpose of the role is to lead the planning, management and delivery of DfT’s Transport Research and Innovation Board (TRIB) meetings, ensuring that its activities are timely, relevant and impactful to the departments current and future challenges.

You will drive activities through the Boards working groups, interacting with a range of stakeholders to inform and influence decisions relating to transport research and innovation within existing infrastructure projects, and working to establish new R&I programmes where necessary.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference: 1639083

Closing date: Friday 19 July 2019

Head of Team (Grade 7), Department for International Trade (DIT)

The Business Environment Advisory Team (BEAT) in DIT works across the Department’s global network to land investment projects in the UK. We work directly with investors looking to establish or grow in the UK, through advice on issues relating to the UK business environment such as visas, skills, tax, access to finance, research and innovation.

We are seeking four Grade 7 Heads of team to lead individuals and particular work streams, including Research and Innovation. These are exciting, challenging, and fast paced roles.  Every role will cover all three of the BEAT strands – 1-2-1 business engagement, upskilling colleagues on the business environment and cross-Whitehall policy advocacy as well as some line management responsibility.

Further details available on the Civil Service Jobs.

Reference: 1638603

Closing date: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser (SCS Pay Band 1), Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

BEIS Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) Professor John Loughhead is responsible for ensuring the department’s policies are supported by the best science and engineering advice available. He advises ministers and senior officials on science and engineering matters, acting as head of the science and engineering profession within BEIS. He also works with the wider community of CSAs, UK Research and Innovation, national and international organisations to share good practice and resolve issues.

A new post of Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser will directly support the CSA in carrying out his role. This is a unique opportunity to understand the role of science and engineering in policy making. The Deputy CSA will lead in some areas and support in others, ensuring the best scientific and engineering advice is provided for the department. Applicants with complementary expertise such as in Artificial Intelligence (AI), synthetic biology or future digital economy will be particularly welcome, though this is not prescriptive. There will be some scope to tailor the portfolio to the skills, interests and experience of the successful applicant.

Further information available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference: 1635093

Closing Date: Monday 15th July 2019

Global Women in Telco and Tech Awards 2019

There is currently a gap in recognising the achievements made by the telecoms and tech sector in empowering women in telecoms and closing the gender diversity gap. More than ever, there is a need to facilitate conversation and share successes made by our industry with the aim of encouraging wider adoption of these effective initiatives and to nurture new talent through its doors. The solution? The Global Women in Telco & Tech Summit and Awards. A day of engaging exchange and discussion, followed by a night of celebration and distinction. Bringing together all areas of the wider telecoms and tech industry.

By day – The Summit

Join the discussion during the inaugural Global Women in Telco & Tech Summit with a range of topics such as successful recruitment and top-down initiatives, mentorship programmes, training and development, to building a career in telecoms and technology. In addition, network with the various leadership teams, heads, managers, executives, new graduates and university students on the subject of diversity.

By night – The Awards – Entries now open!

The Global Women in Telco & Tech Awards will be the first global awards celebrating achievements made by companies, individuals and industry partners in the area of gender parity. Align yourself, your brand and your company to the diversity agenda and demonstrate that diversity, equality and inclusion are at your core as a business. Don’t miss this opportunity to spotlight the amazing talent of women in telecoms and tech, boost your credibility with partners and employees and validate your mission or your company’s mission to achieve a gender balanced workforce.

Judged by an independent panel of leading industry analysts, the awards will bring together key global players across the wider telecoms and tech ecosystem to honour accomplishments. Categories include rising star, woman of the year and best marketing or social media campaign. View the categories and submit your awards entry online. It is free to apply, and applications are welcome from all businesses.

Further details available on the organiser's website.

Closing date for nominations: Friday 19 July



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