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New development opportunities in the north west

Going Forward – Regional Project Lead

We are looking for someone to work alongside the current project lead with a view to taking over as regional project lead by March 2017. The role will involve working cross-government to recruit volunteers for the individual projects within several prisons in the North West. In addition to continuing established relationships with our HM Prison Service and National Offender Management Service colleagues, there will also be an opportunity for you to build new relationships with them and their partners.

This role will test and develop some of your key skills including: internal and external relationship building, managing resources, communication and managing competing priorities. In this role, you will be connecting with, and influencing the delivery and deployment of teams - helping to inspire some of our citizens at a time of vulnerability and uncertainty as they approach the end of their time in prison.

This volunteering opportunity involves a likely commitment of 0.75 day per week, plus occasional travel to business units and prisons to support the project team and to promote the service.

Before you consider applying to volunteer for this opportunity, you must discuss your development needs and ability to commit to the project with your manager. If you are interested and you or your manager want to discuss this more, please do contact us to find out more about the role. Thanks.

Manager and team members needed for a new project offering practical help in Burnley jobcentre plus

We need a project manager and a project team to launch a new service offering practical help for jobseekers in Burnley job centre. If you lead or join our new team, you will work closely with Department for Work and Pensions colleagues at the job centre to design and deliver a new pilot project which hopes to give citizens some of the skills which could help them as they are looking for work. The intention is to help people's confidence when faced with situations including job interviews.

You will hold mock interviews with citizens and there is also the potential for one to one coaching to help with other tasks like putting a CV together. The pilot project will run from 23 January 2017 to 6 March 2017 at Burnley Jobcentre Plus. Your team will hold one regular session every week at the job centre.

This is a fantastic opportunity to refresh your interviewing skills, meet people from other government departments and connect with citizens who would appreciate some help to practice before a job interview. We at Civil Service Local will fully support this new team, helping you build your skills in the process.

This volunteering opportunity involves a commitment of one day a week, plus occasional travel to the job centre. All travel costs will need to be paid by your own department. You will need to be available for some but not necessarily all of the sessions as well as taking part in evaluation exercises.

Before you consider applying to volunteer for this opportunity, you must discuss your development needs and ability to commit to the project with your manager. If you are interested, or if you and your manager want to discuss this further, please contact Janine Clitheroe.

Closing date - 18 November 2016

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