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Chief Scientific and Technology Adviser

REF: IRC278857

DEPARTMENT: The Executive Office (TEO)

SALARY: £124,282 - £141,866

LOCATION: Stormont Castle, Stormont Estate, Belfast

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

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post, and the criteria to be used during the recruitment  and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet  link below.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the “Apply for this job online” link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 6th June 2022.
To arrange an informal, confidential discussion about this role, please email:
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.


As part of our commitment to equality of opportunity we offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for disabled applicants. Further information can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet.

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Telephone: 0800 1 300 330