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If you need development, we need you

Ask yourself these three questions:

  1. Do you want to work in a cross- government team to help others achieve their goals?
  2. Do you want to learn about other departments and share experiences?
  3. Do you want to develop yourself and learn new skills?

If you answered "yes" to the 3 questions above, then you're clearly passionate about development. We need people like you to help us make two of our most popular offerings even better over the coming year.

Exchange to Change and People Connections are 2 of our projects which help to connect people across departments so they can share their skills, knowledge and experience. This enables us to build networks of ordinary civil servants who support one another regardless of grade, department or location so that we can create an extraordinary Civil Service.

Through People Connections, we have been successfully arranging one to one mentoring, coaching, and job shadowing opportunities for a number of years. It's been so successful that many of those who benefited are now volunteering to mentor new people themselves.

Exchange to Change has recently evolved to offer a range of snapshot sessions focussing on  particular subjects. This is in addition to its celebrated job-swapping exercises where civil servants get to taste life in a completely different department for a short period of time, so they can bring that learning back to their own office.

Now is the time to expand these projects even further and reach out to more people and more departments. But, to do that we need volunteers to join the project team. All that's required from you is energy, enthusiasm and a dedication to people development.

We're recruiting now for people to join the team this August. You will need to be able to work with us for a few days each month if your manager and department can agree to that level of commitment. If you're interested please discuss it with your line manager first. You can then e-mail me for an expression of interest form which will need to be completed and returned by 03 August please.

I look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, if you have any questions - you can ask me or my colleague Sherene Caesar-Johnson.

 

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