Are you passionate about public service? Do you want to help young people in your community become work-ready? Why don’t you become an Enterprise Advisor?
Happy New Year to all our friends out there in the Region. The festive period may be over but there's still one present left for you to unwrap.
There's a lot of good reading to be had in the latest edition of The Network, so make it your New Year's resolution to learn more about the Region and the people working in it.
We’re pleased to welcome another new member to the North West team, Paul Bruzzese. He tells us how he’s supported staff who’ve taken part in our projects, and now wants to see for himself what it’s all about.
Now that the dust has settled on Civil Service Live in Manchester, it’s a good to time to reflect on the event – and say a big thank you to all those volunteers who made it happen.
Inspiring people to be the best that they can be is at the heart of Civil Service Local’s programme of events. Glenn Atkins, who now works at the Department for Education, was inspired by attending the Academy and has used his experience as a springboard to further his career – and develop himself.
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.
Would you like to improve your skills and competencies while helping to raise the aspirations of school children? Do you live near Crewe? Why not volunteer for our Inspiring Young People project? It gives students practical advice to help prepare them for the world of work, while providing you as a civil servant with a valuable opportunity to develop yourself.
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.
“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.
I had never heard of Civil Service Local until I was told about the Inspiring Young People project. Now, two years later, I have taken part in two projects and am a full-time member of the team. This is my Civil Service Local journey.
Twelve year 10 students from Maghull High School have just completed a 6 week Inspiring Young People project with the help of six volunteers from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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.
Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service has written to launch the consultation on the Leadership Strategy. As part of that consultation Civil Service Local are hosting Discovery Sessions or focus groups across the country. The first …
Business in the Community Regional Education Manager for the North West, Clare Hutchinson is urgently looking for volunteers in the Burnley area to help continue their successful "Business Mentoring Scheme" with Sir John Thursby Community College. Clare told us: Year …