Bulletin 61 - 7 September This email Bulletin is sent to all HR Directors working in Government for cascade to HR practitioners in their departments. Civil Service Pensions Employer Pensions Notices issued since last Bulletin There have been no EPNs since the last bulletin. Jobs Advert For SCS PB2 Post Title: Strategy Director (SCS PB2) Location: Bootle, Merseyside Starting salary: £89,900 - £120,000 Period of appointment: 2 years Closing date – 25 September 2009 This is an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of an independent regulator whilst contributing a broader perspective to the way HSE manages and delivers its business. Responsibilities include: coordinating delivery of HSE’s new Strategy; and strategic engagement with other Government Departments concerning cross-Government implications of interrelated policy objectives. For further information please see the attached job description. Learning and development Postgraduate qualifications in Organisational Learning and Development As a modern Learning and Development (L&D) professional you are now expected to be a strategic facilitator of change, a consultancy adviser on organisational development and learning issues, and a credible partner to the business. This is why we have introduced our new post graduate Masters level qualification in Learning and Development in partnership with Kingston University. This exciting, new qualification is designed specifically for L&D managers and experienced L&D professionals. The programme consists of a registration/induction day, four short residential modules and a mix of assessed work. Click here for more information. The package price for the Post Graduate Certificate is £4,750. If you attend a module as an individual open programme and then decide to start the qualification, this will be taken into account in offering you a reduced fee. For further information contact: Myra Fears 01344 634352 Myra.email@example.com Management Development Scheme for Professionals in Government (SPATS) SPATS is a two-year developmental programme aimed at specialists at middle management level who have the potential to rise to senior positions in the Civil Service but lack the confidence, wider knowledge and essential management skills. Participants come from diverse roles including government accountants, scientists, statisticians, lawyers, engineers, actuaries, procurement and HR experts. The programme consists of five elements: a five day foundation course, a two-and-a-half day development centre, a personal development plan, a two-day intermediate course at the end of the first year and a three day final course at the end of the second year. The next intakes are scheduled to start 30 November 2009 and 18 January 2010. Click here for more information. For further information Gill Carter 01344 634042 Gillian.firstname.lastname@example.org Government Skills ??Which MBA?? Does your organisation sponsor staff undertaking MBAs and similar qualifications? How can you determine which is the most relevant or offers the best value from the hundreds available? Government Skills is working with a coalition of 15 departments and devolved administrations to develop a procurement framework for MBAs and Masters in Public Administration qualifications. The framework will be available to all departments and devolved administrations from April 2010 and will offer a choice of programmes and providers. We encourage you to use the framework and to include it in any sponsorship policies or guidance you have. If the framework is successful it could be extended to other qualifications. For more information on this project, please contact: email@example.com. Coming up External events/conferences etc A comprehensive calendar of externally arranged and hosted events can be found on the Personnel Today website.
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