Tony Morris

Networking continues improvement

“Don’t even think about it – just do it!” A recorded address from John Manzoni, the Civil Service CEO, encouraged colleagues to get involved with Civil Service Local and help make a difference to citizens. Colleagues at a Continuous Improvement event in Manchester took him at his word, as I found out.

Celebrating our citizen project volunteers

Civil Service Local North West held celebration events to thank the volunteers whose hard work and enthusiasm has made the citizen focussed projects so successful. Mandy Morris, from HM Courts and Tribunals Service, took part in the Going Forward project at Hindley Green prison and went to one of the events, where she swapped stories and reminisced about how she had made a difference.

Start the new year with a new opportunity

Would you like to improve your skills and competencies while helping to raise the aspirations of school children? Applications are open now for the next phase of our Inspiring Young People project, which aims to give students practical advice to help prepare them for the world of work, while providing Civil Servants with a valuable opportunity to develop themselves.

A different perspective on the Civil Service

As civil servants we often view the role of the Civil Service through the lens of experience. We know that what we do improves the lives of our citizens - but do they know that? We teamed up with journalism students from Liverpool City College so they can cover events on our behalf while adding to their portfolio of work. These aspiring young journalists have a keen eye and a different perspective. Do they see what we see? Student Liam Bulloch had his first brush with civil servants when he attended the North West Academy.

The thrill of going off-script

“There is no script and no process’. These words could be unsettling to civil servants, accustomed as we are to plans, procedures, standard work instructions and the like. But the idea of working without the usual restrictions can also be liberating, as I found out on my first day with Civil Service Local.