October 28th 2021 | London

About the event

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Unlocking the SCS is back for 2022

Unlocking the SCS will take place in Leeds, London and Online in 2022. 

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 tenth 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? 

Upcoming dates and locations

Unlocking the SCS will take place on the following dates:

Leeds - Tuesday 6th September 2022

Online -  Tuesday 27th September 2022

London - Thursday 6th October 2022

All registrations can be made online, here. 

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

2022 speakers

  • Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport and Civil Service; Social Mobility Champion
  • Rt Hon Lord Lansley CBE, Secretary of State for Health, 2010-12 & Leader of the House 2012-14
  • Richard Hillsdon, Dods Group, Trainer
  • Sadeea Magee, HR Deputy Director - Reward, ER and Change, Home Office
  • Catherine McMeeken, Deputy Director of Leadership, Culture and Wellbeing for Health and Social Care, Scottish Government
  • Dr Nicky Guy, Deputy Director – Culture and Sport, Welsh Government
  • Lucille Thirlby, Assistant General Secretary, FDA

Registration & Pricing 

To register for Unlocking the SCS in Leeds, London or online, please click here

This conference is aimed at all those who aspire to join the Senior Civil Service and wish to learn more about the application process, the demands of the SCS and what life once there is really like.

Public Sector

  • 1 place: £295 + VAT 
  • 4+ places: £250 + VAT (each)

FDA Members

  • 1 place: £195 + VAT