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Interested in a career that's rewarding and makes a difference?
This is your chance to hear from leading public sector employers, including Kent alumni, who work / have worked within Government, public bodies and local government. They'll share their career backgrounds, experiences of working within the public sector and career tips, followed by a Q&A with the audience and networking.Panellists:
Martin Parr, Consultant, The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory:
Martin's work focuses on identifying where major public projects are working well, and where they are not, in their journey from feasibility though to full maturity; and to help the key stakeholders of these projects to understand how complexity impacts on their project.
Amy Perkins, Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Cabinet Office:
Amy's role as an APC is to assist in drafting and handling Government bills and provide legal and procedural advice to Government departments. This is a training role, which can lead to the role of Parliamentary Counsel (who take the lead on drafting and handling bills, and providing the necessary advice).
Perry Holmes, Chief Legal Officer, Medway Council:
Perry is an experienced local government leader, with particular expertise in local government law and elections. He has practiced as a solicitor for 25 years, moving to local government in 2001 and has worked at County, District and Unitary Councils. He has over 10 years' experience as a Monitoring Officer ensuring that Councils and Councillors work within the law.
Daniel Pollitt, Project Manager, Network Rail:
Daniel is currently responsible for developing the 'On Network Sections' (everything at surface level/not in a tunnel) of Crossrail 2. This involves managing a team of design consultants, and working very closely with TfL and the DfT to develop a business case, and prepare a hybrid Bill to submit to parliament.
Paul Smart, Former Senior Government Policy Maker, Scottish Government:
Paul retired from the Scottish Government in December 2018 with twenty years service, his last post being Deputy Director of the Colleges, Young Workforce and Scottish Funding Council Sponsorship Division. Prior to this Paul spent time helping deliver over £300m of CAP investment in Scottish farming, three years as programme director for establishing Historic Environment Scotland, and several years working in the Justice Directorate of the Scottish Government. During his time with Justice he was Head of Operations at the Scottish Tribunals Service during which time he led the merger of five tribunal administrations into a single administrative unit. Still with Justice, Paul started as Head of the Victims and Witnesses Unit before becoming Deputy Director for Victims, Witnesses, Parole and Life Sentencing.Visit the event web page
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University of Kent,
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Contact: Ngaio Lanfray