We are the Harrier family and were some of the lucky people who attended the CS Local East, South East and London Academy last year.
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The Brandon Trust in South East London support adults with learning disabilities and autism and they need volunteers to help on their allotment which provides a safe space for the people they support to experience nature, get some fresh air and exercise and take time out to relax.
When I heard about the CS Local Academy it was completely out of my comfort zone. The prospect of a 4-day residential course, plus the childcare and planning involved, scared me massively; I questioned ‘was it even worth it?’
The Charity for Civil Servants has recently been talking to people about effective budgeting, offering financial capability information as well as emergency help and debt advice. If you want to make informed decisions about your finances, and understand the risks and benefits of particular options, the Charity’s website has top tips to help you
We are looking for experienced sifters to volunteer their services for our next competency surgery at RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire in May.
Are you passionate about books/literacy/equal opportunities/social justice and looking for a way to give back directly to your local community? This could be the project for you.
Civil Service Local will be holding another popular competency surgery, this time at RAF Honington in Suffolk on 2 March 2017.
Can you help share your departments examples of best practice
Join the cross-departmental 'discovery day' taking place at HMRC Durrington Bridge House in Worthing, West Sussex on 24 January. Visit the market stall and learn about the different government departments in the area, or join a Civil Service Local Awareness Raising session.
Calling all civil servants in the Slough area. Come and volunteer to get involved in the riverside community clean-up organised by the Environment Agency on 2 February.
We’ve all had that moment, when you realise a presentation’s not going down quite as well as you hoped. Along with a small group of civil servants from across Whitehall, I spent 15 minutes or so enthusiastically talking about our work, what the civil service is, and the exciting range of jobs it offers.
Why not make 2017 the year you make the most of your development days and give something back to your community by volunteering to take part in our Inspiring Young People programme in the London area.
We currently have a number of schools across London waiting for you to join one of our project teams.
If you are grade AA-EO looking to reach your full potential but don’t know where to start and interested in learning about other government departments then the Junior Leaders Networking Event in London is a fantastic opportunity for you.
An opportunity in Colchester to brush up your interviewing skills helping to equip ex-armed forces personnel with the tools they need to get into a civilian job.
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.
Volunteering can make a real difference to the lives around you, whilst adding something great to your life and of course your CV! We want to ensure that civil servant volunteers who are thinking about giving some of their time to a school can find an opportunity which is right for them.
If you struggle when applying for jobs to match and demonstrate your abilities in 250 words this session could be for you. We can't obviously write the perfect competency example for you or provide any guarantees but we can give you some useful tips for writing competency examples and completing your job applications.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of volunteering - to yourself, your team and your business – then please join us for our upcoming Discovery Session in London on 15 December.
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.
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.