Experience life in a different department

Our People Connections programme provides opportunities to connect with colleagues from other departments across the north west. It's a chance to learn new skills, share best practice and bring something back to your own department.

We're now delighted to be able to add secondment opportunities to the list of what's already on offer bringing you exciting, short-term development opportunities at the Environment Agency and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Read on for more details about the departments and what’s on offer . . .

Opportunities in the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency works to create better places for people and wildlife and supports sustainable development. They’re looking for good people managers who can work in a fast changing environment, and can direct and motivate their people to deliver work programmes that achieve business results. They have three short-term secondment opportunities available for substantive HEOs or EOs who are suitable for promotion.

You can get more details about secondment opportunities to the Environment Agency here.

What’s in it for me?

A secondment to another department is a great way to see the bigger picture, learning about the universal and department specific challenges faced by the Civil Service. You'll learn about a whole new culture and how to collaborate with new work colleagues, experiencing different styles of leadership and new ways of managing change. It's a chance to enhance your skills in leadership; communication; project management and team work.

Opportunities in HMRC

HMRC collects the money that pays for the UK’s public services as well as helping families and individuals with targeted financial support. The Making Tax Digital for Individuals programme, which is part of HMRC’s wider transformation programme and offers a number of secondment opportunities in Preston, Liverpool and Manchester.

You can get more details about secondment opportunities to HMRC here.

What’s in it for me?

A secondment to HMRC will give you the chance to learn more about the challenges it faces during its transformation journey. You will experience and learn how project management works in a different department; collaborate and share best practices with your new work colleagues; experience different styles of leadership and new ways of managing change. It's a chance to enhance your skills in leadership; communication; project management and team work.

How do I apply?

If you want to know more about either of these secondment opportunities, please contact me for more information and an expression of interest form. Also:

  • It would be helpful if you can note in your e-mail which department you are interested in: the Environment Agency, or HMRC;
  • The closing date for expressions of interest is 9 December 2016;
  • I'll send your application on to our colleagues in the Environment Agency and HMRC for an initial sift;
  • You may be asked to attend an informal interview with the department prior to any secondment offer;
  • Before you get in touch, you will need to discuss your development and your current department's business needs with your line manager

Civil Service Local is committed to ensuring that wherever possible, our opportunities are accessible to all participants. If you have any specific requirements that will enable you to fully participate, please let us know and we will endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments.

If you've got any more questions please do get in touch.



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