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1 1 Science and engineering careers in the future Civil Service Workshop Template 2012 Review of the science and engineering profession in the Civil Service – Annex E

2 2 Workshop plan 1. Introduction, scene setting, purpose, objectives, agreement 2. Introduction to GSE 3. What is changing? 4. Where we want to be 5. How do we get there? 6. What matters to you? 7. Career development 8. Next steps What’s your role? Do you agree? Total = 90 minutes 30 minutes 50 minutes 5 mins Your experience

3 3 Ground rules for agreement 1.Speak from your own experience. Your perspective is unique and valuable 2.Give us details about what is important to you (no single word post-its please) 3.Respect colleagues are sharing personal information – listen and discuss but do not repeat to others outside this room (Chatham House) 4.We will be recording conversations and may use anonymous quotes

4 4 Introduction to Government Office for Science

5 5 Provides scientific advice personally to the Prime Minister and members of Cabinet Assures and further improves the quality and use of scientific evidence and advice in government Leads the science and engineering profession within the Civil Service – the GCSA is the Head of Science and Engineering Profession (HoSEP); Engages other countries and international organisations on science and engineering to help achieve UK objectives Works to strengthen the interactions between research communities and policy makers Government Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Sir John Beddington CMG FRS

6 6 1~20~3500 (15,000) ~1500(big number) Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers Government Science & Engineering members (Estimated # scientist and engineers in Civil Service) Science Advisory Council and Committee members Wider Science Community Government Chief Scientific Adviser Science and Engineering networks

7 7 A network of Chief Scientific Advisers in every department Prof Jeremy Watson CLG Prof Chris Whitty DFID Prof Dame Sally Davies DH Prof David Clary FCO Carole Willis DfE Prof John Perkins BIS Prof David Mackay DECC Prof Rod Smith DfT Dr Bill Gunnyeon DWP Dr James Richardson HMT Prof Bernard Silverman Home Office Prof John Harries Wales Prof Peter Freer Smith Forestry C. Dr Andrew Wadge FSA Rebecca Endean MoJ Dr David Bench HSE Prof Julia Slingo Met Office Prof Muffy Calder Scotland Prof Vernon Gibson MOD Prof Ian Boyd Defra

8 8 Introduction to GSE

9 9 Science and engineering is a diverse profession working across all areas of the civil service [insert pictures of scientists and engineers engaged in wide variety of activities common in Civil Service organisations to illustrate diverse functions and disciplines] Eg laboratory or field-based scientists directly involved in R&D,testing and enforcement activity, engineers involved in operational delivery, procurement and project management to people with a science or engineering background embedded in policy teams, responding to emergencies and planning for the future. [Prompt for discussion with participants about their roles]

10 10 Working in the Civil Service Your profession offers guidance and opportunities Civil Service Reform plan, chapter 5 Your department’s responsibility

11 11 Guidance on learning and development Civil Service core competencies Professional frameworks Department – specific learning Insert logo

12 12 The profession offers support for career enhancement and development Mentoring scheme Events Monthly newsletter Royal Society pairing scheme Engineering development scheme STEM ambassador scheme Coming soon: GSE career profiles and online career mapping tool…

13 13 What matters to you? Civil Service Reform plan, chapter 5 3 votes each What keeps you coming into work here every day?

14 14 A proposed vision for our profession Scientists and Engineers Knowledgeable, skilled and motivated Govt decisions and delivery informed by high quality, integrated and transparent evidence base Profession Strong, agile, and influential, in and outside government

15 15 Scientists and Engineers Knowledgeable, skilled and motivated What is the distinctive value that in-house scientists and engineers offer to government? Brainstorming, 3 post-its each, followed by discussion

16 16 What needs to be in place to achieve this vision? Scientists and Engineers Knowledgeable, skilled and motivated Govt decisions and delivery informed by high quality, integrated and transparent evidence base Profession Strong, agile, and influential, in and outside government Group 1: Knowledge, skills and experience Group 2: Networks and relationships Group 3: Practices and processes Group 4: Resources and infrastructure What are the challenges and potential solutions in each of the following areas?

17 17 Scientists and Engineers Knowledgeable, skilled and motivated How best can we support and develop our people? Thinking about what we have discussed today, What one thing should your head of profession do? (1 post-it each)

18 18 What happens next? November 2012 – Share results with HoSEP network to consider implications for profession End 2012 – Publish recommendations February 2013 – Discuss at GSE conference

19 19 Contact: GO Science: Linked-in Group: Government Science & Engineering Civil Service Learning //c//civilservicelearning.civilservice.gov.uk/professions Find out more


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