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Thursday 25 January Online| In partnership with FDA
Entering the Senior Civil Service is difficult due to a variety of factors. The recruitment process is highly competitive, with a large pool of applicants vying for a limited number of positions. Also, the selection criteria are rigorous, focusing on relevant experience and personal qualities such as leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills. Additionally, the civil service has a hierarchical structure with clearly defined career paths, sometimes meaning that promotion to senior positions is based on performance or tenure. The nature of the work at SCS level also requires a high level of responsibility, expertise, and knowledge, which can only be gained through years of experience and training.
Unlocking the Senior Civil Service is a unique conference offering practical help and guidance to those wishing to develop into the Senior Civil Service. It is specifically designed to give you the answer to two vital questions:
Welcome & introduction to the conference
Amy Leversidge, Assistant General Secretary, FDA
Permanent Secretary Opening Address
SPEAKER: Sarah Healey, Permanent Secretary, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
What do ministers expect from their SCS?
Understand what ministers require from senior civil servants
SPEAKER: Rt Hon Lord Lansley CBE, Secretary of State for Health, 2010-12 & Leader of the House 2012-14
Preparing for the SCS: Success Profile Selection
You've decided you're ready for the challenge and want a leadership role in the SCS. In this practical and interactive session, you will discover what it will take to make the most of your application using the new Success Profile process.
SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Dods Training Facilitator and Selection Lead. Former Civil Servant
Break for lunch
Making the most of your Application and Interview Performance
You want to take the next step but now face the sift/interview accessment stages based on Success Profile elements. In this second practical and interactive session, you will review your approach, lessons from the past, and what influences panels.
Personal perspectives - my route into the SCS
An SCS panel look back on their careers and answer questions about their experience of gaining entry to the SCS & discuss what life is like now they are there
SPEAKER: Laura Marquis, Deputy Director, Logistics & Supply Chain Policy Division, Logistics & Borders Directorate, Department for Transport
SPEAKER: Rebecca Hogg, Deputy Director, UK Home Office
Chair's closing remarks & conference close
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