I thought I'd write a quick summary of the main things I did this week. Yes, in many respects this is a narcissistic mixture of self promotion and self congratulation, however I'm doing it for two reasons which I'll explain later.
So here we go:
So here we go:
- With a couple of my team, spoke to our Civil Contingencies Team about creating a new digital service to record information about emergency shelters.
- Attended our Capital Group to ask for a new fund to be created.
- Attended a meeting of our Education Service's Senior Management Team.
- Attended a Digital Transformation Project Group meeting.
- Spoke with our Consultation Team about forthcoming user needs research.
- With our Planning Policy Team, launched our Register Your Self-Build digital service.
- Attended a meeting with the company doing the Libraries Needs Assessment for our authority
- Attended my team meeting.
- Amended the code for our search engine.
- With one of my team, met with Human Resources about offering a better digital service for Disclosure Barring Service checks.
- With my council's Chief Executive, spoke with another council's Chief Executive via Skype
- Spoke to someone about running an unconference for learning and development.
- Did some work on setting up the Local Government Digital Service Standard Summit.
- Made a few changes to what our public analytics page displays.
- With one of my team, met with Head of Children's Services about their digital services and content.
- Spoke to someone at another council about collaborating on our Case Management/Tracking Capability work on the phone.
- Spoke to a group of councils about their experience of online booking capabilities.
So do I want, a medal for having a busy week or something? No, there's two reasons for publishing this:
If you also work in local government digital, is this how your week looks too? I know some are doing more than this, but generally how does this compare with the variety and volume of what you do? I'm keen to compare notes.
I want to highlight the varied array of things that someone in local government digital might do, to those who might be interested in working in a council digital service. So if that's you, does this make you less or more likely to want to move to work in local government digital?