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Chief Scientific and Technology Adviser

Northern Ireland Civil Service
Stormont Castle, Stormont Estate, Belfast
£124,282 - £141,866 per annum
Closing date
Jun 6, 2022

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Other, Science Policy, Other
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President/CEO/Director/VP, Senior Scientist, Other
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We are looking for a Chief Adviser to play a pivotal role at the heart of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS), providing expert advice to the NI Executive, Ministers and NICS Board on all strategic issues, opportunities and risks in science and technology. 


Representing NI on the national and international stage, you will actively promote the value and benefits of science and technology, developing a regional strategy to put both at the heart of how we develop policy and grow our economy.


You will be an employee of The Executive Office, reporting directly to the Head of the NI Civil Service (HOCS), however this appointment is also available on the basis of a secondment to The Executive Office.  


This is a high profile, challenging role working across government, industry and academia. If you have the specialist knowledge and expertise to achieve the level of transformation we need, we would like to hear from you.


Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) Monday 6 June 2022.


To arrange an informal, confidential discussion about this role, please email:


For more detailed information and to apply, please go to


The Northern Ireland Civil Service has policy provision for an additional recruitment allowance which may be offered at Senior Civil Service level.




The NICS is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all suitably experienced persons regardless of their religious belief, race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation. Applications are particularly welcomed from females who are under-represented at this grade.


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