The Government Access Project - known as GAP, recently helped 65 patients as well as staff and carers at Trinity Hospice, Blackpool. Our team of cross-government volunteers are now looking forward to returning to Trinity and other local hospices in 2015 to develop their skills further and continue to support our community.
North West England
The Citizen and Celebration Event in the north west of England was a day dedicated to achievement and commitment. Our volunteer civil servants working with Civil Service Local give more than just their time to our citizen-focused programmes. The three projects which led to our winning a Civil Service Award for Excellence in Reform work with young people, offenders and those accessing hospice care to make a real difference. The day was a chance to showcase the innovation and creativity that comes from encouraging civil servants to work across government.
A good news story that has it all - networking, continuous improvement and cross-government collaboration. Find out how Jen Frankish proved that it really is worth showing some initiative to help get things done.
When I was offered an opportunity to take part in the Going Forward Project to deliver a series of workshops to youth offenders at HMP Hindley, I had no idea what to expect. What I found was an incredible bond between co-workers and a huge insight into a whole new world.
Discovery Session: 26 January 2015: Find out how Civil Service Reform could affect your future role and skills. Using HM Revenue and Customs as an example, learn how a large department interprets rerform in term of workforce planning.
It was a tale of two regions and two successes for Civil Service Local at this year’s Civil Service Awards with both the north west team and Richard Hill in the south west and Wales, deservedly picking up a prestigious award each.
Our Civil Service Local team in the north west of England won the Excellence in Civil Service Reform award and Richard Hill who works in our team in the south west and Wales won the individual Volunteering award at the Civil Service Awards in November last year.
The north west has a large programme of activities and it goes without saying but they don't organise themselves. If you fancy a challenge outside your day to day work, an opportunity to work within a truly cross government team then have a look at what we have to offer.
The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) are embracing the new Operational Delivery Qualifications now available to Civil Service staff who deal with external customers, the qualifications are recognised nationally and can be used within the Civil Service and even beyond...
We have made contact with several colleges and are now recruiting more volunteers to help support our Inspiring Young People - Further Education programme (previously known as the Engaging Our Young People Career Academies programme). Find out what opportunities are available and how …
CS Local North West are up for the “Excellence in Civil Service Reform” award. Kathie Bates and her leadership team have been invited to the auspicious Awards Ceremony in London on 19 November 2014 and we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us.
Put simply, Huddle is a more effective way of working across the organisation by providing a secure working environment available at all times and regardless of which device you’re using. I went along to find out more from Connor McColgan, an Account Director at Huddle.
Day 4: Mother of 10 Elaine Vance is well used to time management. She put this skill to good use at the North West Academy by keeping a daily diary of the event from a delegate’s point of view.
Day 3: Mother of 10 Elaine Vance is well used to time management. She put this skill to good use at the North West Academy by keeping a daily diary of the event from a delegate’s point of view.
Day 2: Mother of 10 Elaine Vance is well used to time management. Luckily for us, she put this skill to good use at the North West Academy by keeping a daily diary of the event from a delegate's point of view.
Day 1: Mother of 10 Elaine Vance is well used to time management. She put this skill to good use at the North West Academy by keeping a daily diary of the event from a delegate's point of view.
GAP - The ‘Government Access Point’ is a project involving Civil Servants from across government visiting local hospices, providing support and advice. On the 15 October we began a series of events at Trinity Hospice in Blackpool.
Discovery Session: 04 November 2014: If you've looked at Clouds from all sides now and you're still in a muddle, come and let us tell you about the Huddle. It's IT in terms you understand - technophobes welcome!
Discovery Session: 28 October 2014: Ever wondered what it'd be like to work in another department? Find out at our next Discovery Session in Trinity Bridge House, Salford which explains the Exchange to Change programme.
Business In The Community is leading a project to recruit Civil Servants to support Charities across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde by recruiting trustees. If you want to find out a bit about the role before committing, come along to an information sessions, at the Blackpool CVS offices, Abingdon Street.