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Our popular Competency Surgery is coming to Suffolk!

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Would you like the opportunity to receive feedback on a competency example (of your choice) from an experienced sifter drawn from a pool of cross-government departments?

If you need advice to help you to improve the quality of your competency examples, and give yourself a better chance of getting that job, we have just the opportunity for you to receive some hints and tips.

We have successfully staged a number of these surgeries in London, and now we want to extend that opportunity to staff in and around Suffolk.

Where: RAF Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 1EE (situated midway between Bury St Edmunds and Thetford off the A134)

When: Thursday 2 March 2017

How: Book a slot by contacting Sarah Pentony

What can you expect:

• Honest feedback about how your competence can be improved
• 30 minute face to face conversation with an experienced sifter
• Confidentiality

What we expect from you:

• Be willing to take on board feedback and be open-minded!
• Please arrive 30 minutes before your time slot with photographic ID (as you’ll need to pass through the MOD security arrangements) with one drafted competence of your choice.

Please do not expect:

• Your competence to be scored.
• Your competence to be re-written for you.

This is a great way to improve your skills through peer learning. Book your place now and grab this opportunity!

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  1. Comment by Julie posted on

    Are you planning to come to Wales?

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      Comment by IanB posted on

      Thank you for your question, Julie. There aren't any immediate plans for a similar type of event in Wales at this stage. My counterparts in the area would be keen to identify experienced sifters willing to give their time to help make an event happen. But I think this is likely to be later in the year. Of course, if you know anyone willing to get involved, please do put them in touch.

  2. Comment by Julie posted on

    Ok thanks Ian for your reply. we have a lot of civil service departments in south east Wales, so i will keep my fingers crossed that your colleagues are able to arrange something for later on in the year.

  3. Comment by Karen Emerson posted on

    Hello I was wondering if there was any scope for you to come to RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire, we have over 1000 civil servants working in this unit and feel this would be a useful platform

    • Replies to Karen Emerson>

      Comment by IanB posted on

      Thanks, Karen - I will contact you directly to discuss the possibility.