You might have heard about the launch of the renewed vision for the Civil Service, A Modern Civil Service, and the Declaration on Government Reform. But what does this mean for the Civil Service and all of us?
The Civil Service Modernisation and Reform team want to hear from leaders at grades EO to SCS from across the Civil Service about how we can all support the reform agenda. They will be running 4 online focus groups and you can book a place online.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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