The Civil Service Local team recently attended a meeting with Permanent Secretary Champion for CS Local North East, Yorkshire and Humber (NEYH), Clare Moriarty, who was keen to hear more about the important work that Civil Service Local do and to get a flavour of the benefits of being involved in Civil Service local activity.
Attendees to the event at Foss House in York included John Ryder (a Deputy Director in the Department of Health) representing the CS Local NEYH Steering Group, who gave an overview of how the group is guiding the direction and future work of CS Local.
Clare also got the opportunity to listen to the experiences of past delegates of the Civil Service Local Talent Management Programmes and how taking part in these programmes has helped to develop their skills and confidence, both in their current job and in preparation for future roles.
I really enjoyed meeting Clare and speaking to her about my experiences with CS Local, in particular the Learning Academy and the successes I've achieved due to my development. Clare was extremely impressed with CS Local and seemed keen to get involved in her capacity as DEFRA's new Permanent Secretary
Anna Bradley, graduate of the CS Local NEYH Academy Programme
Steve Benson (Continuous Improvement Network Lead for Yorkshire and Humber) was also there to give an overview of what the CI Network has undertaken and the work they are doing to bring departments together to find better ways of working and share good practice.
Our meeting with Clare has given me an extra buzz about involvement in CS Local NEYH. I was particularly struck by Clare's emphasis on developing and releasing potential. The experiences we shared with Clare highlight opportunities we've pursued to do that through CS Local, for ourselves and for others: through leading and participating in CI Networks, and participating in the Leadership Academy. They are opportunities above and beyond our day jobs
Steve Benson, CI Network Lead for Yorkshire and Humber
Clare was impressed with what she heard on the day and we are very pleased to have her on board with us and look forward to working with her to further drive forward the work that Civil Service Local do.
I was really heartened by the positive stories I heard from people involved in CS Local in the NE and YH region, especially about the Academy and the Continuous Improvement network
Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary Champion for CS Local NEYH
If you would like to find out more about the work of Civil Service Local and the opportunities on offer in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, please email Victoria Faulder.