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Socitm wins framework bid

Socitm is today (9 March 2022) delighted to announce winning a key piece of work in the local government Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) space.

Following a competitive tender, the Local Government Association (LGA) awarded Socitm the project to deliver a skills and qualifications framework, which will support recruitment, retention and professional development in the sector.

Successful delivery of the programme will enable signposting of opportunities to those interested in a local government DDaT career, while developing a succession pipeline for future leaders.

This is an important development for Socitm, allowing the society to further influence on-going leadership and development support to UK local authorities.

Socitm Director of leadership, development and research Nadira Hussain, said:

“To be awarded this opportunity and being trusted to deliver such a key resource for local government is fantastic news. The attraction and development of talent within DDaT is something our sector must compete more strongly in. This framework will facilitate our ambition, by helping ensure people coming into the profession and those already working in it, understand the career pathways available to them. Our aim is to create a framework that will meet requirements and address any existing gaps”.

The assets developed will support local government HR professionals, senior leaders and politicians in making decisions on key skills and resources. It will also help people wanting to build their careers or transfer to DDaT roles. 

For more information or interviews contact Socitm Head of Marketing and Communication David Ogden on 07906 949 198 or david.ogden@socitm.net