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REACH your career potential

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A new programme called REACH was designed and launched by CS Local NW in 2020 to help civil servants who have alternative working patterns get the skills and knowledge they need to reach their full potential.

Scotland and Northern Ireland CS Local are now in a position to offer this fantastic programme of events  to our administrative grades (AA/AO). This will provide you with the chance to gain new skills, knowledge and promote networking that will assist you in successful career development.  It will encourage you to take advantage of opportunities both inside and outside your own department to gain experience and confidence.

By joining, you will have the support of a network of colleagues from across government who are faced with similar barriers to improving their careers.

If you work part-time, are a carer  or work shifts and want to improve your skills to be better in your current role, or you are working towards promotion, the Reach Programme might be the next step in your career.

To find out more, or to apply, please email with your grade, working pattern and what you would like to get from the programme by Thursday 6 May 2021

This opportunity is likely to be a rolling programme across CS Local watch this space for other locations.

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  1. Comment by Robert K posted on

    Will this be rolled out to Civil Servants in Wales? Alternatively, is this scheme already in place in Wales for CS and if so, could you bookmark the related link on this page so that the relevant information is clearly accessible? Thank you.

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      Comment by Heather Flanagan posted on

      Thank you for your interest in the REACH programme. The scheme isn't available across the whole of CS Local at this time, it will be advertised here on the blogs when available to you.

  2. Comment by Stephen Muir posted on

    Hi Heather

    What grades are covered by this scheme? Looks to be AA/AO but would be good if you could confirm please?


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      Comment by Heather Flanagan posted on

      Apologies the blog wasn't clear, yes it is for AA/AO grades who have an alternative working pattern. I will update