Chief Scientific Advisor

London (GB)
11 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Home Office

Chief Scientific Advisor


Competitive Package

The Home Office is at the heart of the Government’s agenda, leading on crime policy, counter-extremism, anti-terrorism, immigration and passports, drugs policy, and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.

The Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) will work with the Home Secretary, Permanent Secretary, and other Ministers and officials to ensure the best scientific advice is brought to bear on the Home Office’s strategy and policy making. The incoming CSA will also work closely with the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, cross-Government community of CSAs, heads of Research Councils and other high profile national and international bodies to share best practice and further develop partnerships. He/she will play a leadership role across the Home Office, engaging with colleagues to support their work and providing inspiring professional leadership to the Home Office’s scientists.

The CSA will ensure science and evidence remain at the heart of the Home Office and continue to underpin its work. The CSA will advise on emerging research and innovation and support horizon scanning, bringing together insights from across scientific disciplines to advise the Home Office on strategic opportunities and risks.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape scientific leadership at an organisation using science to improve people’s lives.  The new CSA will be a highly credible senior social scientist, physical scientist or engineer with a solid academic background in a relevant area and the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary way. 

For more information, including how to apply, please contact Saxton Bampfylde Ltd, our employment agency advisors, at www.saxbam.com/jobs using reference THFC2 or email belindabeck@saxbam.com should you have any questions at all.  Applications close at noon on 7 December 2016.


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