28 Oct 2021| London

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Thursday 28th October 2021 

Despite the prevailing public sector environment, opportunities continue to exist to enter the Senior Civil Service. However, the process is rigorous, the competition is fierce and openings are restricted. This unique event, now in its ninth year, provides practical help and guidance to those wishing to see their career develop into the Senior Civil Service. It is specifically designed to give you the answer to two vital questions:

  • How can I improve my chances of entering the SCS?
  • What will life be like once I am there?

Click here to view the full agenda.

Why Attend?

The benefits of attending this conference include the opportunity to:

  • Resolve the questions in your mind about whether or not the SCS is right for you
  • Learn from experts about what you can do to improve your chances of making the grade
  • Gain deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and competencies required to be successful in the SCS
  • Examine the barriers and enablers affecting your progression
  • Hear from recent entrants about how they made the move and what life is like now they are there
  • Network with peers and counterparts from across Government who are also contemplating an SCS career

Agenda
Please view the full agenda below.

09.30
Welcome & introduction to the conference
09.40
Permanent Secretary opening address
10.15
Comfort break
10.30
What do Ministers expect from their SCS?

Understand what Ministers require from their SCS.

11.10
Comfort break
11.30
Preparing for 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. 

12.30
Lunch
13.30
Making the most of your Application and Interview Performance

You want to take the next step but now face the sift/interview assessment 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.

14.30
Comfort break
14.45
Personal perspectives – my route into the SCS

An SCS panel look back on and answer questions about their own experience of gaining entry to the SCS & discuss what life is like now they are there.

16.00
Chair's closing remarks & conference close


Register your place today

Book with total confidence

In view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we want you to feel totally confident about booking onto our events. We promise the following:

  • If the Unlocking the Senior Civil Service team needs to reschedule the event, your place will automatically transfer to the new date.
  • If the Unlocking the Senior Civil Service team is unable to reschedule the event for a time within the next 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.

Visit the dedicated Unlocking the Senior Civil Service website to view the full agenda, venue and speaker details