Senior Public Service

Recently transitioned to the IPA, Senior Public Service (SPS) is responsible for senior leadership development across the Public Service. The role of SPS is to develop and deliver leadership development for senior leaders to meet urgent leadership challenges across the Public Service. It is responsible for the Strategic Leadership Development Programme that supports the Public Service Transformation 2030 Strategy

The Strategic Leadership Development Programme builds on the former Talent Management Programme with enhanced and expanded content to provide development opportunities to a wider senior leadership cohort across the public service. The key focus is on senior level staff (Principal Officer and above), with the aim to: provide a central, cohesive strategic approach to building capability at senior level and extending the reach of executive leadership development across all areas of the public service; equip existing leaders with the strategic leadership knowledge, skills and expertise required to operate within the complex, evolving operating environment; develop a strong leadership cohort within the Civil Service, Local Authorities and across the wider Public Service to address succession planning requirements; and to build strong collaborative working relationships within and across the Public Service.

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