The Civil Service is launching a new cross-government ‘Mutual Mentoring’ scheme aimed at creating a more inclusive culture among the Civil Service’s top leaders, and you could be their mentors.

The Civil Service is launching a new cross-government ‘Mutual Mentoring’ scheme aimed at creating a more inclusive culture among the Civil Service’s top leaders.

Unlike traditional mentoring models, this scheme will see civil servants from more junior roles mentoring members of the Civil Service Leadership Group – some of the most senior people in the Civil Service. The team running the scheme are looking for volunteers. They want people from diverse backgrounds, like you, to mentor some of the Civil Service’s senior leaders.

The scheme is designed to help our senior leaders to explore and improve their inclusive leadership style. You will have an open and honest setting to discuss diversity and inclusion issues, and explore practical ways to create more inclusive leadership in the Civil Service.

Mentors will be selected from traditionally underrepresented groups (including but not limited to BAME, women, those with a disability and those who identify as LGBT) and they will be supported throughout the programme.

A selection process will occur, after which you will be matched to mentees. If you want to get involved, you’ll be committing to act as a mentor for six months – meeting for 30 minutes every month.

To apply for the programme, download and complete the Diversity Questionnaire and prepare a short statement on why you would like to be a mentor and what you feel you can contribute. Send the completed documents to mutual.mentoring@cabinetoffice.gov.uk by Friday 19th February. For more information, you can download the Mutual Mentoring Information Pack.


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