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1 UK Government IT Profession Skills Framework EPAN IT Skills Workshop Maastricht 24 th June Monica Edmonds eGU IT Profession Directorate e-Government Unit

2 Presentation by e-Government Unit of Cabinet Office – UK Outline of Professionalism work by UK government Overview of current work on skills frameworks Update on plans for afternoon conference London October 2005 e-Government Unit

3 Professional Skills for Government e-Government Unit

4 Context Professional Skills for Government – recognised need to improve the levels of professional capacity and skills across the UK Civil Service A professional approach to IT to counter: Perception of continued IT failure Difficulty in recruiting and retaining the experience that we need

5 The main elements of the UK Professional Skills for Government initiative are: Leadership requirements for everyone approaching and in Senior Civil Service Core Skills for everyone approaching and in Senior Civil Service Job-related Professional Expertise including new requirements for Operational Delivery Policy Delivery Professions General requirement for broader experience e-Government Unit

6 Core Skills applicable to ALL Grade 7s and SCS e-Government Unit CORE SKILLS Grade 7SCS PB1SCS PB3 People Management Financial Management Project and Programme Management Analysis and Use of Evidence Strategic Thinking Communications and Marketing

7 eGU work to develop professional skills for Government IT Professionals e-Government Unit

8 Our aim... Recognise a government-wide IT Profession up to and including board level and provide IT Professionals with the opportunity to reach the highest levels of the Public Service

9 eGU Objectives in developing skills Qualify what it means to be an UK public sector IT Professional by Defining key competencies Aligning skills, training and experience to those competencies to aid personal development and understand key competency gaps Support the establishment of a clear culture and identity for IT professionals Facilitate career development support and mentoring Provide guidance on development opportunities e-Government Unit

10 UK Government IT Profession – Scope In house government IT professionals (includes Information Assurance & Information Management) Central & Local government Define competencies and align skills, training guidelines to competencies Outline career progression wider than e-skills or e-delivery The eGU programme defines the skills needed by public sector IT Professionals to initiate, deliver and manage large scale IT-enabled change programmes such as new services to the citizen, more efficient back office working, cross-departmental programmes developing information sharing and joined up services) e-Government Unit

11 IT Profession – eGU Early Deliverables Skills Framework Communications – web-site and road shows to UK Regions Development Opportunities and Training Guidelines / Framework Strategy for an IT Academy e-Government Unit

12 Technology Fast Stream Graduate joiners Also consider Technology Leadership Fast Stream New approach to training and experience across IT and other government career paths Basic building blocks and culture Notes: Based on SFIA framework Skills, qualifications and experience will be defined for each competency Specialisms within competencies will be defined (e.g. risk management, identity) Architecture, Information and Innovation Business Change Management Solutions Delivery and Implementation Service Delivery Procurement and Management Support Enterprise Strategy and Architecture Delivery Management CIO (Board level) UK Government IT Profession Competency Framework

13 Proposed Skills Framework – WORKING DRAFT e-Government Unit

14 EPAN e-government working group meeting 27 October 2005 – London e-Government Unit

15 27 October 05 afternoon conference Full and interesting programme defined High quality speakers have accepted invitation You are invited to contribute by Attending the event in London ! Providing a case study of how IT skills frameworks have been deployed in your country and the good results achieved 2 case studies needed 10 minutes each Contact Ian Ascough e-Government Unit


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