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Finding mentors within local government at a senior level for very practical ...
Finding mentors within local government at a senior level for very practical

issues can be a problem, but this is one area where beacon councils can


The success of the beacon council scheme is demonstrated by 231 councils

being awarded the status since it began, and a 34% increase in applications

for round five. Apart from the conferences and open days where information

is exchanged, the element of 'mentoring' for other councils is an important

part of the process of sharing best practice.

What is being offered is the experience of 63 councils, working across ten

themes from round five.

Benefits administration

Better local public transport

Crime and disorder partnerships

Early years

Housing renewal

Promoting sustainable tourism

Services for older people

Supporting people

Supporting social care workers

Transforming the school workforce

Mentoring opportunities are available for both elected members and officers

from local government authorities, plus police and fire authorities etc.

Councils can investigate what's on offer - and approach potential mentors -

at open days taking place across the country from September onwards. Click herefor more details or telephone 020 7296 6587 at the Improvement and Development Agency.

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