The Charity for Civil Servants are looking for volunteers to make a positive difference to civil Servants who need support and assistance with a wide variety of problems that they may be experiencing personally in their lives.
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
From One Academy to another.......back to school for Jude as she takes up a secondment with a educational Academy following her experience at the CS Local Academy.
A Civil Service Leadership Statement event took place in Birmingham on 5 May. Led by the Cabinet Office Leadership team, the focus was on what the Statement means now and what it will mean in the future.
John has retired from the Civil Service but is now in demand as a motivational and inspirational speaker
Volunteering opportunities in local shools for May, June and July. Why not give it a go!
Suzan Adeniji from DWP in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire talks about how Civil Service Local has helped her progress her career. Read here to find out how.
Lab in a Lorry is touring Hereford and Worcestershire in May. Volunteers with a scientific or engineering background are needed to communicate science to a young audience.
You are invited to attend one of the Leadership Roadshow events being held around the country. Permanent Secretaries and Senior Civil Servants will be leading the events including contributions from a Cabinet Office team. Events are due to be held in Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Plymouth, and St Leonards on Sea.
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.
Last week was National Apprenticeship's Week and there's lots to read about what is being done. One exciting opportunity is a Civil Service Apprenticeship - a great alternative to full-time education (16 years and over) 12 - 18 months and could lead to a permanent job in the Civil Service - closing date extended to 10 April. Also Friday has been nominated as Regional and National Day so leave a comment and tell us about what you are doing locally.
Staff from HMRC in City Centre House recently took part in the Engaging our Secondary Schools programme. For a period of 6 weeks they played host to students from George Dixon Academy in Birmingham.
Parliament Explained was the subject of our most recent discovery sessions. Clare Mullin of the Parliamentary Outreach Service led 2 interesting sessions about the workings of Parliament.
Chris Cole of Office of the Public Guardian took advantage of the job shadowing opportunities in the West Midlands and spent a day with colleagues in the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
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 …
Una O’Brien, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health and the Civil Service Local – West Midlands Champion, will give the keynote address at the Senior Leaders’ event in Birmingham on 6 March 2015
Enhance your skills by acting as an interviewer for students from schools in Cheslyn hay, Aldridge and Cosford.
The next West Midlands Discovery session is about the workings of Parliament. It will take place in Birmingham on Monday 23 February.
There are still places left on the Managing Change Discovery session. It will be held on 30 January between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm at Fiveways House in Birmingham.
New volunteering opportunities in schools in the West Midlands for January and February