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Mottram Keeps Skills Role, despite Job Move

Magazine article Public Finance

Mottram Keeps Skills Role, despite Job Move

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Sir Richard Mottram, the Cabinet Offices new security and intelligence co-ordinator, will continue to front Whitehall's 'professionalisation' agenda, despite his change of job.

Cabinet Office sources this week confirmed that Mottram would stay on as chair of the civil service's sector Skills Council, the body that identifies and implements Whitehall's workforce development and training requirements.

Mottram chaired the SSC while he was permanent secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions. He recently replaced Bill Jeffrey as security and intelligence adviser when new Cabinet secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell reshuffled his senior staff.

A Cabinet Office source said Mottram's continued stewardship 'provides continuity at a crucial time for the workforce development agenda, such as the Professional Skills for Government programme.

The PSG agenda, which Mottram has co-ordinated since its inception, is the campaign to ensure the civil service has the right skills and expertise to deliver government and senior management priorities. …

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