Swapping shoes to understand government workings

This year’s opportunity for staff from government and voluntary organisations to step into each other’s shoes for a day and learn about how the other sector operates is open for applications.

As well as improving cross-sector understanding, the programme helps participants find out about the roles and responsibilities of staff within another organisation, and the operational environments and wider contexts in which they work.

The scheme is run by England’s umbrella body NCVO – find out more and how to apply (by 16th October) here: ‘A Day in the Life’ work shadow scheme 2016/17.

Anyone in the voluntary sector with permission from their employer can participate. Remember to also check your organisation’s visitor policy. These vary between organisations, but could cover things likes security, data protection and confidentiality. (We presume England only.)