Volunteering with other services
We have developed a city-wide deployment approach to identify where we have staff that could help out in other council services, and where we need more staff – this is being managed through the business continuity cell. Where staff are available to be deployed elsewhere, we have compiling a list of staff and skills available to assist critical services.
Directorates are also doing this naturally, when prioritising services according to their business continuity plans, we already have some great examples of this e.g. Day Centre staff supporting vulnerable citizens in the community and some of our trade union colleagues undertaking work in substantive posts during this emergency situation and supporting service areas.