Reflections from the CS Local Academy Showcase event in London
Discovery Session: Managing Change. Come along to our session on Thursday 26th March at Land Registry, Peterborough and get thinking about how you and your colleagues can handle change more effectively.
Victoria's and Ty's stories help us to see the benefits that can result of both Job Shadowing in itself and how it can contribute towards the Operational Deliver Qualification helping us to improve our customer service, knowledge of the wider civil service and our personal development.
A team of Civil Servants from Bristol recently volunteered to help revamp a residential home. See how they got on and how you could get involved.
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.
The Incredibles held an event with government departments and Age UK coming together to share knowledge and information. Participants also had the chance to see some of the services offered by Age UK.
A new and exciting primary school project is about to start which needs your help. We need volunteers to go out to schools and give an inspirational talk about work.
The first meeting of the Midlands cross-departmental Equality and Diversity network will be held on Monday 16 March. This will give staff the opportunity to share ideas and discuss common issues.
Public Health England staff spent a day at their Bristol office with local long term unemployed people. Find out more about their visit behind the scenes in the Civil Service
CS Local will be hosting a joint event with The Charity for Civil Servants and The Depression Alliance in Bournemouth on 23rd April, introducing a pilot project in the area supporting colleagues with depression.
Find out more about how you can volunteer with your local community
Clare Mullin of the Parliamentary Outreach Service gave a very interesting talk to staff in Nottingham about the workings of Parliament.
Would you like to be part of a cross departmental learning and development network. Find out more here
Have you heard of the Operational Delivery Profession or as it’s become to be known ODP? Find out here how to join us in Cardiff for an ODP awareness session. Dates will be advertised shortly for Plymouth and Bristol.
We're proud to celebrate the first anniversary of our GAP (Government Access Point) project today. We're also looking for volunteers to get on their bikes and help us raise some funds for one of our hospices . . .
Our session will introduce you to the largest profession across government and the tools and products it has available to help you recognise and develop the professional skills you already have; help you identify some of the skills you are going to need in the future and highlight ways in which you can develop these.
Civil Servants in Plymouth recently helped a homeless charity with their Ready for Work employability programme. Find out more and how to get involved with future events.
Peter Strathearn, a Scotsman working in Wales who now speaks Welsh fluently tells us how a Civil Service Local project in England inspired him to work with young people in Welsh language medium schools. To celebrate St David's Day on Sunday, Peter's blog appears in English and in Welsh. Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!
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.
Do you want to know more about the work of Parliament? Join us for our next discovery session in Exeter on the 19th March.
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.