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Applications invited for government job shadowing scheme - 29 June 2011

Charity staff are being invited to trade places with civil servants for the day as part of a work shadowing scheme rolling out this September.

The Day in the Life scheme, coordinated by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, will pair charity staff with employees from four government departments: the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet Office.

The aim of the scheme is to gives staff in government and civil society the chance to spend a day in each other’s organisation learning about how the ‘other side’ operates. The charity staff and and their civil service counterparts will spend a day in September in the other's workplace, shadowing each other.

The scheme is open to all voluntary and community sector staff in England and NCVO state that it is 'particularly relevant to those looking to improve how they work with and influence civil servants'.

Click here for an application form.

For the full details, see the NCVO website.