Receiving recognition from others is always very rewarding so I was thrilled when I found out that the team were to be shortlisted for one of the annual Cabinet Office Awards in the Above and Beyond category.
A National Spotlight
Selected articles that may be of wider interest than the local region
The 29th November is #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving. It follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and shifts the emphasis to giving, whether through volunteering, donating money or simply spreading the word.
If you are in an emergency situation and affected by flooding or other extreme weather the Charity for Civil Servants is here to help.
Being a mentor, as well as a fulfilling experience, can be crucial to developing valuable skills, and being mentored can help you overcome problems, plan your career and develop capabilities. Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes.
In time for Christmas The Charity for Civil Servants has launched its Budget Calculator; a tool enabling any civil servant concerned about their finances to quickly see whether they need to take urgent action or not.
Get some early Christmas magic for your children with a personalised letter from Santa. Order from The Charity for Civil Servants.
Our new pilot project helping vulnerable citizens in Lancaster has been a great success. I went along to meet Civil Service volunteers and citizens to find out what it was all about.
It's time for our monthly wellbeing catch-up courtesy of our Attendance Management Network. In our wellbeing-north-west-september-edition, Karen Mawdsley from the General Registrar Office explains more about National Personal Safety and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. This year, National Personal Safety day is on …
I recently volunteered to attend a careers fair which was a big challenge for me. It built my confidence and brushed up my face to face communication skills and I would do it again. The Civil Service is a leading employer and it’s great to be a part of it and to tell the next generation.
Are you ready to take on the Get Yellow Challenge? ‘Get Yellow’ is The Charity for Civil Servants’ annual fundraising week, running from 3 to 7 October. It’s a great opportunity to get together with your colleagues and be as inventive as you like!
Civil Service Local has been Finding Innovation and Value in Everyone for 5 years. Read about what we are doing next.
Our Engagement Network has identified that Bullying and Harassment remains a concern and undertook to investigate ways in which everyone can help address the problem.
This is the first in a series of blogs where we’ll be following a cross-government group of middle managers called Team Quattro, who are focusing on helping citizens in our community who find themselves in vulnerable circumstances. We start by looking at their recent visit to an Age UK day centre in Manchester.
Another Walking Challenge comes to an end, with over 1,700 participants and 51 government departments and agencies taking part to support The Charity for Civil Servants! Collectively everyone walked an incredible 356,400 miles (over 14 times around the Earth)
The Midlands Academy 2017 needs a project manager. For more details about the role and how to apply please read on.
'Easy' according to the George Gershwin song but what does summertime conjure up in your mind? Wimbledon, picnics, days at the beach, holidays, rainy days? You will all have your own ideas, but there will be some common themes.
Have you considered nominating your team, someone else’s, an individual, even yourself for the 2016 Civil Service Awards? Nominations are open until 15 July – so there’s still time, and it’s not difficult.
The second part of the Middle Managers’ Academy was held in Preston at Lancashire Police HQ, so the appearance of TV detectives Kojak and Columbo wasn’t surprising. But the serious message of the event was the importance of middle managers developing themselves so they can be better, more inspiring leaders.
The Charity for Civil Servants has advice, support and information for carers, many of whom may experience tensions in relationships with family and friends due to their caring responsibilities.
Inappropriate behaviour, language or humour; bullying and harassment! We all know it’s wrong but what to do about it? Find out at our next discovery session in Cambridge on 28 June.