Panel 4 | Mentoring for Modernisation

Mentoring is crucial in a public sector organisation to ensure development, retain present employees, and develop the next generation of leaders. As it stands, 2022 showed a lower employee turnover rate than 2021 numbers; nonetheless, the percentage of public sector workers moving between departments more than doubled last year to 4.8%, suggesting that upskilling the workforce promotes retention. Mentoring is essential for modernising the sector.

Mentoring inside an organisation benefits more than just the person acquiring the information and abilities to further their career; it also benefits mentors as they improve. Mentoring allows you to establish your own network while also broadening your knowledge and encouraging self-reflection.


Panellist Include:

Aine Gallagher, Programme Manager – NGDP, Local Government Association

Debbie Francis, Chair of the Lancashire LEP

James Green, Managing Director, Institute of Government and Public Policy

Kate Caulkin, People and Operational Management Insights Director for the National Audit Office

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Public Sector Executive Podcast

Ep 48. Achieving Net Zero - Cllr Abdul Jabbar - Oldham Council

As central government aims for the UK to be net zero by 2050, councils around the country make plans for how to reduce emissions. This episode’s guest, Oldham’s Councillor Abdul Jabbar outlines the importance of coming together to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, the benefits of achieving net zero, and how Oldham Council are working to do just that.

Touching on the role that the public sector can play in sustainability, Cllr Jabbar said:

“I think it’s really important that the public sector gives true leadership in this space. I think something like one third of the carbon emissions in the country come from the public sector, so obviously we’re a big polluter in terms of the emissions.”

Councillor Jabbar also spoke about challenges being faced by organisations:

“I think the biggest one has been finance. Clearly the local government sector in particular has had its grants cut from central government by a huge amount and that’s had a very big impact in terms of our plans to take forward projects in relation to climate change, so that’s a major issue.”

To hear what Cllr Jabbar has to say about the mission to achieve net zero carbon emissions, listen to the latest episode of the Public Sector Executive Podcast.

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