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Cross Government Social Mobility Network in the South West

The Cross Government Social Mobility Network has been launched with support from Sir Jeremy Heywood,  Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, Jon Thompson, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary of HM Revenue and Customs and Rupert McNeil, Civil Service Chief People Officer. The Civil Service has an ambitious plan to be the most inclusive employer in the UK by 2020 and increasing social mobility in our workforce is essential to achieve that aim.

We will be launching the ‘South West Syndicate’ of the Cross-Government Social Mobility Network by the end of this year.The South West Syndicate is a board made up of individual Department/Agency social mobility ambassadors who are based in the South West, or the Department/Agency’s South West representative. Members are Civil Servants with a keen interest in social mobility, who are able to voice the specific challenges that Civil Servants in this region face.

The South West Syndicate is a cross-grade and cross-Department board, with the objectives focused around:

  • providing support
  • raising awareness
  • facilitating positive action

The South West Syndicate is not intended to over-write or replace the existing social mobility activities an individual Department/Agency is offering, but instead offer a collaborative space for Departments/Agencies to work together to increase the offer for all Civil Servants in the South West. The views of the South West Syndicate board members will be vital, as they will act as the South West advisory to the Cross Government Social Mobility Steering Group. The South West Syndicate is following in the footsteps of the Northern Nexus and it is hoped that other localities will establish similar networks.

How can I get involved?

We are inviting applications from Civil Servants based in the South West of England to sit on the South
West Syndicate board and collaborate with us to:

  • improve social mobility for Civil Servants in the South West
  • represent their respective Departments/Agencies
  • represent the ‘ South West Voice’ in advising the Cross Government Social Mobility Network

How can I apply?

If you are interested in applying and have the time and energy to commit to working in this valuable network , please send a short statement explaining: who you are and your interest in the role; the involvement you currently have in social mobility within your Department/Agency; and any other information which may be relevant. We look forward to hearing from you!

More information
To find out more about the network please contact Maura Hannon or Darren Roach

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