It's Mental Health Awareness week when we are all being encouraged to think about not only our own wellbeing but how we can help others
John Mark Haskey
I am a Knowledge & Information Management professional with expertise in programme and project leadership, communications and IT (inc Social Media). I started my civil service career, after working in the chemical / plastics industry for ten years, by joining the Manpower Services Commision. Since then, either through personal moves or by 'machinery of government' changes I have worked in DWP (including the Employment Service and Jobcentreplus), DfEE, DfE, DfES, DCSF, DCLG, Government Offices for the East of England (GOEE) and London (GOL), HMRC and Civil Service HR (Resourcing). I am keen to help government move fully into the 21st century, by appropriate use of modern IT, Social Media and ways of working. I introduced a MediaWiki site into a 'Microsoft Only' department and you may find me on LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp, Wikipedia and FaceBook.
Today we are supporting National Staff Networks Day. Networks are a core, integral part of what we do in bringing civil servants from across the departments together, to break down barriers, provide insight into what matters to them and to share practical and creative solutions to common issues.
Support is available from the Charity for Civil Servants for those affected by the incident in Manchester
Civil Service Local has been Finding Innovation and Value in Everyone for 5 years. Read about what we are doing next.
Volunteers needed to help develop the usability the WCN Civil Service Jobs system. If you use the system as a Vacancy Holder or Recruitment Manager please help us.
Emergency procedures have been put in place by the Charity for Civil Servants to speed up the process of applying for help for civil servants affected by the current flooding.
The next Reserves Experience in fast approaching - Thursday 15 October. Book your place now and come to Manchester Town Hall. This exciting experience will show you how the skills and experience you gain in the Reserves can benefit your career
Aleem has recruited volunteers from HM Treasury - read the article to see how you could make a difference by joining the list of civil service volunteers waiting to help various disadvantaged groups in our City.
Go along to the Reserves Experience in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Manchester and discover how the skills and experience you gain in the Reserves can benefit your career- even if you don't sign up, this event will count towards your L&D days and will increase you knowledge.
There has been a tremendous response to our call for volunteers and we have enough for the events outside of London. In London more are needed!
What does Devolution mean to the typical civil servant? What do you need to know? This session aims to discuss and answer those questions
Thank you from the CS Local team to all those who helped make the Year 9 Outreach events a great success.
The next meeting of our Employee Engagement Network is on Tuesday 21 July 2015 in the HM Revenue & Customs Office in Worthing. Please give me a call if you wish to attend on 07775404009 or drop me an email. …
Civil Service Live 2015 will soon be with us and we need your help. We need volunteers for a variety of roles at each of the venues in Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and London. Sign up now.
Leadership and Championing Difference events have been happening around the country. Read about the events in the London and the south east of England.
The Charity for Civil Servants Annual Walking Challenge is back - volunteer, raise money and keep fit all at the same time. For you, By You
Volunteers are needed to suppport an expansion in the capability of Credit Unions. DWP is spearheading the work through a financial investment but this alone will not provide the transformation needed.
In London and in Southampton we are building links with charities to offer interview practice sessions to help people improve thee employability skills. In London Crisis need volunteers for an event on Monday 30 March. In both London and around the Solent we are bulding a list of volunteers for future events.
Victoria's and Ty's stories help us to see the benefits that can result of both Job Shadowing in itself and how it can contribute towards the Operational Deliver Qualification helping us to improve our customer service, knowledge of the wider civil service and our personal development.
Following on from the focus group and Discovery sessions facilitated by Civil Service Local a new category of blogs has been started on blog.gov.uk. This new series can be found on the Civil Service blog for civil service leaders. In …