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Policy Adviser – UK Industrial Strategy and Technologies

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Job summary

£37418 - £45241
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
07 January 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Policy Adviser – UK Industrial Strategy and Technologies within the Directorate for Economic Development based in Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

This post is being created within the UK Industrial Strategy and Technologies Team.  The team sits within Manufacturing and Industries Division which is responsible for the development, implementation and co-ordination of Scottish Government policy and  response to a wide range of industrial and sectoral developments and challenges and, crucially, realising and creating opportunities to promote sustainable economic growth.

he Team supports Scottish businesses and academia to take full advantage of the significant investment and collaboration opportunities offered by the UK Industrial Strategy as well as leading on a number of emerging and enabling technologies.

This new and exciting post will have a particular focus on realising the economic benefits of industrial biotechnology (IB). You will work closely with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) and its partners to deliver on the IB National Plan.

Our rich and diverse range of renewable bioresources in Scotland places us at a competitive advantage to be leaders in IB and brings a wide range of opportunities to grow our bio-economy. This is a high profile area with significant Ministerial interest and scope for creative intervention in partnership with teams across both Governments and their delivery bodies and with the private sector.

This post includes line management responsibility for one  member of staff.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.
Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Demonstrable communication (verbal and written) skills, adept at cutting through complexity to deliver information with positive impact.
2. Confident working at all levels and providing clear, insightful advice to enable timely decisions on policy and handling.
3. Proven ability of working with others to effectively deliver on objectives.
4. Strong planning and organisational skills and able to manage challenging deadlines whilst recognising risks, issues and opportunities.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Brenda Calder or Carolyn Fishman who can be reached at brenda.calder@gov.scot or 0131 244 7886 or carolyn.fishman@gov.scot or 0131 244 6753.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact Recruitment@gov.scot.


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