For those of you that are new to our blog and the work we do in CS Local, here is a quick summary, along with contact details for the South West and Wales team.
Who are we?
We are a small national team that work across all government departments and in each region we have a Co-ordinator and an Assistant Co-ordinator, supported by others that work for us on loan. Our role is to promote and deliver greater collaborative working and Civil Service reform at a local level. We have various initiatives that get staff working together locally and we can also trial new projects.
Reasons to get involved
- Gain new competency examples for promotion or a change of job
- Use your 5 a year learning and development days
- Network with others and find colleagues doing similar work in other departments
- Use volunteering days to get out in your local community and help others.
A few examples of what we do in the south west
Networks – these are for staff working in a particular job role who want to share ideas with others in the region. In the south west and Wales we currently have Staff Engagement, Continuous Improvement, Recruitment & Redeployment, Volunteering and Learning & Development. There is also a new network called One Exeter for all departments in the city.
Job shadowing – spend a day shadowing someone in another department in the south west or Wales, or offer to be shadowed yourself.
Volunteering/schools projects – we are currently doing ‘ready for work’ volunteering in schools and with vulnerable groups in support of the social mobility agenda.
Discovery sessions – short (usually ½ day) training sessions, open to all departments and on topics common to all.
Academy – a residential development programme for junior staff with potential, which leads to working in teams for 12 months on a project.
Where to find out more
Sign up for email alerts from the blog, by clicking on the sign up for updates link on the right of the page, or contact us on the email links given below:
Local Co-ordinator Nita Murphy
Assistant Co-ordinator Heidi Stephens
Community Engagement Manager Richard Hill