Calling all Defra and Civil Society employees: work shadowing opportunities!

A Day in the Life is a work shadowing initiative that provides a unique opportunity for staff in central government and the voluntary and community sectors to step into each other’s shoes for a day and learn about how the ‘other side’ operates.

The scheme is open to all interested people in voluntary and community organisations, and Defra employees.  You will be able to complete a survey to ascertain the work that you do and what you’d like to gain from participating in the scheme, which will be used to allocate you to an appropriate partner.  At a convenient time during the course of a month (September 2010), you will both spend up to a day in each other’s organisation.  There you will have the opportunity to find out more about each other’s work, ranging from the day to day responsibilities through to the wider contexts in which you work and the challenges you face.  You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, offer and take advice as well as share ideas on how civil society and government can work more effectively together.

For further information please see the dedicated pages on the NCVO website:

  • If you are a member of a Civil Society organisation you can use this page to sign up;
  • If you are a Defra employee, please use this page to sign up.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 16 July 2010.

[Edited on 6 July to include detail on website for Government employees to sign up]

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One Comment

  1. cyberdoyle
    Posted 5 July, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    excellent. I am offering a place for anyone working at defra to come and work on the farm for a day. We will expect you to be here around 5.30 am, all meals will be provided, and you knock off around 10pm. (you can go home early whilst we finish all the paperwork)
    don’t all rush.

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