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Our Networks

The Government Science & Engineering (GSE) Profession are proud to support and advocate on behalf of many groups and networks. Please see below a flavour of these groups:

Chief Scientific Advisers (CSA) Network 

The Chief Scientific Advisers’ Network is a network of trusted senior science leaders who bring scientific evidence to the centre of decision making in government and champion the Government Science and Engineering Profession.
The network advises on cross-cutting policy issues relating to science and engineering. It consists of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (Chair) and departmental CSAs or their equivalent from the devolved administrations. Depending on the issues under discussion, the chief scientists of some other government agencies and organisations may attend.

Heads of Science & Engineering Profession (HOSEPs) 

HoSEPs are responsible for championing the GSE profession and ensuring that it meets the needs of the scientists and engineers in their organisations. Members of the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) Profession Board are Heads of Science and Engineering Profession (HoSEPs). Find out more here.

Government Science & Engineering Shadow Board 

The GSE Shadow Board sits alongside the GSE Profession Board, which is led by HoSEPs and CSA's. The board is made up of volunteers of working level across government, who are able to review and provide feedback on papers before they are presented to the Profession board. This ensures members have the opportunity to contribute to the highest-level decision-making on behalf of the profession.

Diversity & Inclusion Action Group (DIAG) 

The GSE Diversity and Inclusion Action Group was formed to support the GSE People Strategy in driving forward improvements in diversity and inclusion. Its role is to ensure that the Profession’s goals and activities align with the GSE Profession’s Diversity Pledge. Find out more here.

Engineering in Policy Network

The network will explore and promote the role that engineering advice and approaches play in government and policy making. It will create a community who can benefit from each other’s experience, collect and share knowledge to strengthen links between engineering and policy disciplines, raise awareness of the opportunities for engineers and of their role in policy making, and support change where it is needed. Read more about their upcoming plans and find out how to join here.