Debra Soper, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Civil Service HR, and Jack Richardson, Head of the Government Recruitment Service, describe a new applicant tracking system that’s set to transform government recruitment.
HM Treasury's Daniel Poxon became a dementia friend for both profession and personal reasons, but the scheme has become a useful tool in his day-to-day role organising volunteering activities in the department.
Every year, civil servants are tasked with delivering some of the UK’s most ambitious and transformative projects. Even a very quick scan of the Major Projects Authority (MPA’s) second annual report, published today, would leave you in little doubt of …
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The Civil Service Group is a new team in the Cabinet Office formed to support the official and Ministerial leadership of the Civil Service.
When the Government Office network was abolished, and we both applied for the same position in the newly created Local Intelligence Team in the office of Civil Society (Cabinet Office), we were offered the post on a job-share basis. We are part of a team of 9, with 1 colleague based in each of the other 7 English regions and we have an outward facing role, engaging with stakeholders from voluntary and community sector organisations, local authorities and business across the whole of the South West.
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On Monday 24 February the DWP Digital Academy started its first course at Fulham Jobcentre in London.
The Academy has been set up to ensure that DWP has a coherent programme of activity to develop and grow our own in house capability to build effective digital services.
My husband and I have been job-sharing the role of Ambassador in Armenia for the past two years. We decided to use the format pioneered by the first couple to job-share the head of post role – four months on/off – and have found this has worked very well, for us, for the Embassy team and for our wider external contacts. It is a long enough period to see a lot of decisions/ business through and to (re)establish yourself as the person in the hot seat; but it is not so long that you lose touch with the key issues or the key people.
Anyone going into any courtroom three years ago would have seen prosecutors with a stack of files on the bench, and similarly the shelves in our offices were piled high with paper case files. This is changing – every day thousands of cases are being prepared and presented digitally by prosecutors in courts across England and Wales.
I’m a big fan of job shares – so am delighted this network has been established. I was recently involved with some work on getting more women into senior positions in the civil service. One of the major issues we identified was managers not understanding the benefits of having jobsharers working for them – and not thinking creatively enough about how they can design jobs to suit jobsharers.