The application process for a collaborative leadership programme, called ‘MeUs’, opened this week and it is hoped that the scheme will result in both organisations producing senior public service leaders that are equipped with the highest levels of skills and competencies.
Christina Harrhy, Interim Chief Executive of Caerphilly Council and Pam Kelly, Chief Constable of Gwent Police, met managers from both organisations this week to explain the benefits of the scheme. They were joined by Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert and the Leader of Caerphilly Council, Cllr Philippa Marsden.
Christina Harrhy said, “It’s really exciting to be leading this pioneering new initiative that will see a police force and a local authority join together to develop leaders with shared values and priorities who are focused on delivering excellent public services for our citizens. We are really looking forward to seeing how this pilot scheme will take shape over the next 12 months and the benefits it will bring.”
Chief Constable Pam Kelly added, “We have a shared ambition to develop senior managers who will lead both organisations as we embark upon our journeys of transformation over the next few years. We need to have bold and ambitious leadership in place to help us deliver the changes that are required to ensure we are resilient, innovative and able to meet the ever changing demands of our communities.”
The application process opens today (Friday 14th February) and the successful candidates will be invited to form the first cohort at the official launch in April.