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Help people connect

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Keith Douglas
Keith Douglas

The People Connections project does what it says – it connects people from different departments, giving them an insight into a variety of roles across government. We’re looking for civil servants who are passionate about improving public services to join our team and help colleagues to meet, share skillsand develop themselves.

You will learn about life in other departments, increase your professional network and improve your competencies – all while empowering others to develop themselves. As a member of our team you will promote People Connections in departments and other government bodies across the North West, engaging people to take part in our ‘Shadow and Share’ events. You will lead by example, hosting colleagues in your workplace and visiting people in other areas to find out what they do. Time commitments, including attending at least one event a month and some admin work, are expected to be round 2 ½ days a month.

A very big thank you to Rachel for organising the Shadow and Share day. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend this to any staff, whether considering a change of department or just out of curiosity.

Collette Beever, HM Revenue and Customs

Fantastic learning opportunity!...Colleagues highly professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Was given a warm welcome by everyone within the department… Outstanding.

Neal Rothwell, HM Revenue and Customs

Rachel Davies
Rachel Davies

This is a great opportunity to collaborate with people across the North West, from front-line colleagues to senior leaders. Why don’t you make your connection today?

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  1. Comment by CP posted on

    Nice report and good to see. The problem at the moment is that in many areas these kind of loans and exchanges are very difficult to arrange and get caught up in so much red tape that people just give up trying. They get mired in arguments over funding, travel costs, returning to original job etc. There needs to be a way to make it much easier. It looks like it works in some areas fairly well but the experience in many areas is very different. Many of us have given up trying as we met a wall of blockages.

  2. Comment by Alex Rae posted on

    This is great news and something that I'm very passionate about getting involved in ?