Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary of the Home Office explains why we should think differently about overseas work, and how it can impact on the UK.
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How do you develop as a better manager? Menna Rawlings, HR Director at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, says the answers are nearer than you think.
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.