Human resources and talent professionals might be interested in two up-coming, free events being held in Leeds and Manchester.
“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.
Sue Bridson from HM Revenue and Customs reflects on the developmental journey she has made so far with Civil Service Local.
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.
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.
How to improve a team’s performance is one of the key concerns of any manager. Paul Brown led a discovery session on how to drive high-performing teams, and his candid, relaxed style found favour with an engaged audience in Birkenhead . . .
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.
Devolution is a word that’s bandied about frequently, but how much do we really know about it? A pilot for a new discovery session about devolution revealed some of the answers.
Places are still available for this year’s Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management, and you can sign up at Civil Service Live. The 12-month programme is a university level, formally-accredited and recognised qualification.
Volunteers from the Food Standards Agency organise a hog roast for St Catherine's Hospice in Preston.
A team of volunteers from four different government departments has given students a taste of life in the Civil Service and helped to prepare them for the world of work.
There were no signs of a post-election hangover as an assembly of civil servants from across the North West attended a Discovery Session in Preston on the workings of Parliament. Simon Jolley joined them.
Do you know someone whose life has been touched by dementia? This Discovery Session will help you to understand more about it, and how you can provide help and support to people in your community who are living with the disease.
John Pendlebury tried hard to progress in his career for many years – without success. Then he met Gemma Harris through People Connections, and things started to look up . . . .
Mandy Morris tells us how her first experience of leading a project in a prison involved mentoring new team members, motivating offenders – and eating lots of chocolate!
“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.
Learning and development is something we hear a lot about, and we're always being told to make the most of our minimum five days' learning. But how do we do that? I went to a discovery session in Salford to find out.
Do you want to get fitter and healthier and raise money for a good cause at the same time? Then why not take up the challenge of the Big Charity Bike Ride on 17 May to raise money for St Catherine's Hospice in Preston?