Would you like the opportunity to play a part in helping to shape the future direction of the Civil Service Vision, A Brilliant Civil Service?
The first discovery session on project and programme management has been held at Preston’s Kirkham prison, with a diverse audience of North West civil servants taking part. Alex Scott, covering his first CS Local event, found that the knowledge the audience took away with them could be a springboard into a new career.
Building capability is one of the key aims of Civil Service Local. As part of our ongoing look back at our first five years, Steering Group member Steve Field tells us how empowering people to be the best they can be is at the heart of what we do.
As part of our new project helping vulnerable citizens, we spent a day supporting volunteers in Blackpool to enable them to serve the local community better.
It’s not every day that you can learn about resilience and crisis management from a senior civil servant who is involved with planning the government’s response to threats ranging from terrorist attacks to floods. But civil servants at a recent discovery session in Blackpool had precisely that opportunity.
John Manzoni finds out about CS Local on a recent visit to Nottingham.
The Government Access Point project, which takes services to hospice patients and their families at a difficult time, is celebrating its second birthday. As a project manager, I can say that we’ve come a long way since an enthusiastic handful of volunteers from across the Civil Service first got together to discuss the idea. Starting with a blank sheet of paper, we have now developed a project that is leading the way in new ways of working and providing government services in different, innovative ways.
Colleagues across the North West have developed their leadership skills and earned a qualification through Civil Service Local’s partnerships with learning providers. To date, 120 civil servants have taken, or are taking, a level 5 Apprenticeship in Learning and Management.
To mark this week's celebrations for International Women's Day, Janice Lea shares her thoughts and experiences as a woman working in the world of Civil Service Local.
I've been a civil servant for 17 years and have only ever worked for one department, HMRC, so I was keen to broaden my experience and do something different. Working on the new pilot project Citizen Outreach – Government (COG) gave me the chance to work with colleagues from other departments as well as voluntary organisations and citizens directly. It was a rewarding experience.
“Don’t even think about it – just do it!” A recorded address from John Manzoni, the Civil Service CEO, encouraged colleagues to get involved with Civil Service Local and help make a difference to citizens. Colleagues at a Continuous Improvement event in Manchester took him at his word, as I found out.
The manipulation of corporate profits and the use of different jurisdictions to avoid tax is a well-known issue, but the detailed knowledge of how it is achieved is often limited to technical specialists. Hear two eminent International and European law academics, Dr Tom O'Shea and Professor Hans Van Den Hurk talk on this topic.
Devolution means the transfer of some previously centralised UK powers to the parliament and assemblies of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This session, led by Cabinet Office, will help you to discover more about the devolved administrations and why this is relevant …
The Interconnect project from the 2014 west Midlands Academy has come to an end. To share Claire Tomlinson's reflections please read on.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at the Academy. I hadn’t been that keen to go, but my HEO told me it would be good for me and said I should apply. I’m so glad I had that push.
Congratulations to Beccy Purcell and Melanie Banks on being shortlisted for the 2015 Civil Service Awards.
The team behind a cross-government e-magazine want your help to promote collaborative working among civil servants in the north west of Engalnd. Will you share your experiences of Civil Service reform and how it has developed staff and promoted cross-government working.
There has been a tremendous response to our call for volunteers and we have enough for the events outside of London. In London more are needed!
The midlands cross-departmental Equality and Diversity network is hosting a discovery session to raise awareness and generate debate on how equality and diversity are being addressed in the civil service.
Following our win at last year's Civil Service Awards, we recently joined colleagues from across government to celebrate 10 years of these prestigious awards. At the fantastic event at Lancaster House, I was reminded once again of the incredible work done by civil servants – something we should celebrate much more often. The night also marked the launch of this year's awards and nominations are open until 07 August.