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Other news: National Standards for Development Workers: Consultation

Have your say on the new Standards for Development Workers.

The UK Workforce Hub are developing a new set of National Occupational Standards for development workers in 'infrastructure' organisations (also known as 2nd Tier Support organisations), who support other voluntary and community groups and organisations to develop their capacity and become more effective.

Your job title may be Support Worker, Development Officer, Community Support Worker, Planning and Partnership Officer� but, so long as you provide support services to other organisations, these standards should apply to you. National Occupational Standards are the way job descriptions are measured against standard descriptions of tasks that are common in our sector and the skills that are required to successfully complete them. The hope is that as a result of the standards, the sector will begin to see development workers as being able to gain a nationally recognised qualification that supports their field of work - and one that is transferable and adaptable across the sector.

A group of development workers from all corners of the UK - including Belfast, the Highlands of Scotland, the South West and Sheffield have been the steering group for the development of the standards and have played an active part in shaping them. Standards for other occupations will be signposted where relevant, so the focus has been on the tasks for which no Standards currently exist and Standards which needed adaptation in order to be relevant.

The UK Workforce Hub want to make these national occupational standards as relevant and useful as possible; checking that both the content and the way that the standards are produced will work for you.

If you're a development worker who supports voluntary and community groups and organisations, it's easy to get involved.

Before you start, you can read more about what the project involves by taking a look at the invitation to tender. Download a brief here (.doc, 240Kb).

You can give your feedback during the three month consultation phase taking place from December 2008 until the end of February 2009 by:

1. Reading the draft standards, available at www.ukworkforcehub.org.uk/dwnosconsultation and completing the questionnaire or sending in an email with your general feedback
2. Attend a consultation event to be held in London on 12 February � for enquiries please email .