The GCS Mentoring Programme brings together communication specialists in a mentoring partnership. Since its launch in autumn 2012, the GCS Mentoring Programme has been extremely successful, helping people build skills and plan their career development.
What is mentoring?
Mentors are experienced communications professionals who have agreed to share their skills, knowledge and experience. They act as a guide and support to their mentee in a series of informal one-to-one discussions.
Mentees benefit from having an experienced person who takes the time to listen, explore and discuss specific development needs, be that career planning or expanding a personal network.
In turn mentors are able to develop their leadership and communication skills through these mentoring partnerships.
The purpose of the GCS Mentoring Programme is to:
We aim to match as many mentor/mentees as possible. This is a rolling programme of matching. If you aren’t matched first time round, you will be carried over onto the following months matching exercise.
The next deadline date for your application is by midday on:
If you have been matched, you’ll be contacted within 10 days. If you haven’t been matched, you will be carried over onto the following matching exercise.
We would love for you to get involved with the GCS Mentoring Scheme.
You can apply to be a mentor or mentee by completing the applications below and sending them to GCSMentoringProgramme@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
If you have any further questions about the GCS mentoring programme, please email GCSMentoringProgramme@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Conversations: Connecting Diverse Voices (CCDV) is a mutual mentoring programme that is part of the GCS Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy. The programme aims to facilitate conversations between decision makers across government and those who have experience in areas of D&I.
The programme is open to all GCS members regardless of grade or background.
Our mentoring partners have focused on various areas of D&I including: job-shares, disability, LGBTQ, BAME, socio-economic backgrounds, regional staff, ageism, mental health, care leavers, gender and apprentices.
If you want to make your mark in D&I, sign up for CCDV by following this link.