I am an ex-civil servant of 27 years experience. I worked for most of my career at the Department for Work and Pensions (and its previous incarnations) in the employment area. I also worked briefly for Advantage West Midlands and was seconded to the East Birmingham and North Solihull Regeneration Zone, a wholly owned subsidiary of AWM, for over six years as Employment Development Manager.
Trained to HM Treasury Green Book appraisal standard; supported writing of bids to GB standard for consideration by EBNSRZ; piloted bids through EBNSRZ’s GB standard internal appraisal system; sat on EBNSRZ GB appraisal panels and from time to time chaired said panels. Naturally, I did not sit on appraisal panels where the project(s) under appraisal were ones for which I was the pilot.