Sponsored by the the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood the aim of the programme is to create and support secondment and interchange opportunities between Local Government and the Civil Service. This will provide participants with an increased understanding of the challenges faced in Local Authorities and a chance to develop skills in a different organisation. Likewise the partner organisation gains an insight into government departments and priorities.
Essentially the programme looks to build on the successful knowledge sharing that already exists to help both sectors continually develop and improve. It also establishes working relationships with a different range of stakeholders whilst developing talented individuals
The Cabinet Office are working with a number of Local Authorities including those in Sheffield and Bradford to offer opportunities as part of the pilot programme
If you are interested in finding more abut the Local Government pilot and secondment opportunities please contact Jacqueline Matthews