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GSE Opportunities: Networking opportunity at DfT, Strategy Advisors wanted at UKRI and Cross-government vacancies

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Networking event with the Department for Transport (DfT) and Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), Great Minster House (DfT)

The Department for Transport (DfT) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) have recently established a Corporate Partnership Agreement which will support career development and accreditation for Officials in DfT, as well provide the department with access to a range of IET activities and capabilities.

To celebrate and launch the partnership, we are hosting an event to mark the signing of the Agreement at DfT on Mon 7th October (16:00-17:30).

This networking event will be an opportunity to find out about the benefits from this partnership, explore opportunities for professional development and accreditation with the IET (e.g. Chartership), listen to talks from senior DfT and IET staff, meet people from the IET and generally mingle.


16:00 Introduction to the DfT and what it means for them to become an IET corporate partner -   Phil Blythe, DfT Chief Scientific Adviser.

16:10 Introduction to the IET and the benefits of becoming an IET member and volunteering with the IET - Nigel Fine, IET Chief Executive Officer

16:25 Presentation of the framed signed IET/DfT partnership agreement

16:30 Debate on cross modal autonomy based on the new IET Advancing Learning in Autonomy report, followed by a panel session

16:55 Introduction to IET staff and volunteers in the room - Nigel Fine, IET Chief Executive Officer

17:00 Drinks and nibbles reception. Networking with IET staff and volunteers

18:00 Event close

I hope we can use this event to strengthen the network of the science and engineering profession at the DfT, it is also an opportunity to engage with colleagues from across the Department who are working in this space.

For further details and registration contact

Closing Date: Monday 7th October

Strategy Advisor (HEO), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world leading position in research and innovation. UKRI maximises the contribution of each of its component parts to create the best environment for research and innovation to flourish.

The Strategy Directorate provides strategic advice to UK Research and Innovation, the Executive Team and the Board. We also provide UK Research and Innovation with high quality communication and analytical support and are responsible for secretariat assistance to the UKRI Board and Executive Committee.

Roles in the Strategy Directorate are fast-paced and challenging and involve working with a huge range of national and international stakeholders on some of the most exciting, cutting-edge research and technology in the world. You will be joining us at a very exciting and challenging time.

Further details available on

Closing Date: Monday 14th October

Private Secretary to Director of Science, Research and Evidence (HEO), Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

This post is an opportunity to work across a wide range of health and research policy issues. The Director of SRE is jointly responsible for the DHSC research and development budget of over £1.1billion in domestic and international health through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The Private Secretary to the Director will ensure that the Director’s priorities are pursued and work with the SRE Senior Management Team to facilitate the functioning of the Directorate. They will also work closely with the Chief Scientific Adviser’s (CSA) private office so that the Director and CSA remain closely aligned. This will give them a privileged insight into the workings of the UK’s largest health and care research funder and how decisions are made in the Department at a senior level.

The successful applicant will need excellent organisational skills, the ability to read between the lines, prioritise efficiently and keep track of and monitor progress on a wide range of issues to ensure work is prioritised and deadlines are met. They will also need a flexible approach to managing conflicting priorities and an ability to establish strong relationships with a wide range of people across DHSC, the NIHR and external partners.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help drive forward scientific and public health research priorities for DHSC in a very developmental role that is varied, challenging and frequently fast paced.

Further details available on Civil Service Jobs.

Reference: 17674

Closing Date: Sunday 20th October

Chemical Regulation Team, Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The Health and Safety Executive is having a major recruitment for the Chemical Regulation Team.

Many roles are currently advertised on Civil Service Jobs.

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