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SEO Policy Advisors – Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) Preparedness and Response, Government Office for Science

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The Government Office for Science works at the heart of Government, ensuring policies and decisions are informed by the best scientific evidence and strategic long-term thinking. It's an exciting time to join the organisation; we have outstanding and high-profile positions providing you an opportunity to inform and influence policymaking and the systems for use of science and engineering across government.

We maintain an internal surge capability of staff who may be called at short notice to support an activation of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). Training and support will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to develop crisis management skills.

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of the Government science advice and national security machinery. The roles sit within the National Security and Resilience (NSAR) team in the Government Office for Science which ensures cross-government strategy, policy, preparedness and crisis response activities are informed by high quality scientific advice and evidence.

The role holders will work on the preparedness and crisis response side of the team, a key function of which is to provide the secretariat for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). SAGE can be activated by the Cabinet Office to provide scientific and technical advice to Government decision makers in an emergency.

For more information, including the full job description and how to apply, please see Civil Service Jobs webpage here.

Apply before 11.55pm on Wednesday 3 April 2024.

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