“Talent Bank” expands to meet growing demand

7th September 2018

Demand for the East of England LGA’s “Talent Bank” service continues to increase amongst our members. With nearly 50 projects already completed in this financial year to date and a similar number still ongoing, the level of interest in the service is higher than ever.

The Talent Bank provides access to a shared pool of high quality associates in areas which we know are a priority for our member councils. It provides a quick and easy way to access additional capacity and expertise across five key areas:

  • Asset Management
  • Commercialisation
  • Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Procurement and Commissioning
  • Public Service Reform

Projects range from the very straight-forward – a day’s training in “Contract Management” or “Commercial Insights”, for example – right through to the longer-term and more complex, such as helping a council to establish a new commercial venture, undertaking an asset maximisation programme or recruiting senior members of staff.

To meet this growing demand, the East of England LGA have signed up a number of new Associates including:

  • Joanna Barrett - A committed and hardworking housing professional with significant experience in senior strategic housing roles.  Able to undertake short term assignments to help organisations achieve strategic change
  • Rachel Frondigoun - A highly-motivated, commercially-focused and politically-aware professional, bringing a combination of strategy development, project management, financial awareness, partnership working and ‘hands-on’ operational delivery
  • Mike Hammond - Suitable for stimulating and challenging short term projects that provide opportunities to make a real impact. Over 30 years experience in Senior Leadership, Economic Development, Transformation, Coaching and Mentoring
  • Millee Brambleby - An experienced mediator, coach, trainer and conflict resolution specialist with broad experience in the social care and third sectors and strong stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Nicky Lodemore - Experienced consultant in people-centred business improvement and organisational change, with a successful track record in public sector bodies large and small, private sector businesses and not-for-profit organisations.
  • John Cross - Author of ‘The Little Black Book for Managers’ and currently working on a new book on leadership. John has led significant change programmes including structural reorganisations, premises relocation projects, and redundancy programmes; as well as coaching of senior executives.

John is particularly keen to use his private sector knowledge and experience to support East of England LGA’s members and is willing to offer several days of his time to councils on a “pro bono” basis as a way of introducing himself to our organisation. Perhaps you need a facilitator for a management away-day, some coaching for your senior team or a “critical friend” review of an organisationally complex project?

If you are specifically interested in engaging John, then please contact our Senior Manager, Eddie Gibson, for an initial conversation – eddie.gibson@eelga.gov.uk or on 01284 758310 / 07500 769740

To find out more about EELGA’s Talent Bank service, please have a look at our web-site:  https://www.eelga.gov.uk/talent-bank/ or contact Eddie as per above.

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