We will embrace innovation in how we work with local communities to drive positive change.
We will capture and ‘expand’ the experience and learning from individual projects and approaches in order to encourage broader application of co-operative principles within individual member Councils and across the Network.
Maximising social value
We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.
We have worked with SEMLEP on both strategic and operational levels to work with them on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I). They wanted ensure that their ED&I policies and commitments were fully embedded into their strategy, delivery, and governance in order to ensure ED&I becomes a core value going forward.
We provided input into the SEMLEP’s board recruitment including:
- working with SEMLEP to agree on a revised approach which focused on identifying the specific skills they were seeking and making sure these were clearly referenced in the job description and advertising; and
- having a greater focus on evidence-based recruitment decisions.
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