Presentation on theme: "GSE Annual Conference Breakout Session: Leadership and Skills."— Presentation transcript:
GSE Annual Conference Breakout Session: Leadership and Skills
The civil service is changing New senior structure Smaller and flatter (size and structure) more agile (pace of response, fewer ‘silos’) more professional more connected to outside world (commercial awareness, links to expertise)
Potential impact of changes More opportunities to move around and get experience in other Departments Closer working with related professional groups Greater emphasis on development of professional skills and networks
Potential impact of changes Need to be better at communicating the value of what we do…
Civil Service Learning Portal Civil Service Learning Portal https://civilservicelearning.civilservice.gov.uk/ https://civilservicelearning.civilservice.gov.uk/ Learning opportunities map (core civil service curriculum) S&E skills framework and curriculum (from March 2012) Other professional curriculum (from March 2012)
Who is a GSE member? Practising S&E specialist Specific specialist science or engineering expertise is essential to current role. Eg people actually carrying out research, engineering or analysis and those applying their knowledge as a technical expert in an advisory or leadership/management capacity S&E orientated May be strongly motivated by opportunity to work on science or engineering issues and continue to engage with external science or engineering experts Science or engineering background likely to be necessary or highly desirable in current role (or to future roles in government if not using S&E background at the moment) eg scientific secretariat, technical policy role, scientific research or engineering contract management. Informed S&E advocate Maintains an interest in science or engineering and may have a relevant background but not currently working in S&E related role. May draw on wider analytical skills but often reluctant to describe themselves as a scientist or engineer.
GSE Top Trumps Pick a job description (or choose your own role) Discuss competencies in group Agree and allocate a score (0 to 10) 10 minutes