A Principal Officer inter-departmental mobility programme has been introduced to provide a flexible system of managed mobility at PO level. Details of how the programme will operate can be found in ‘Protocol on Principal Officer Mobility’
Staff mobility provides opportunities at systemic, organisational and individual levels. Mobility facilitates more effective deployment of staff across the Civil Service in pursuit of organisational goals and priorities. It encourages the introduction of fresh thinking and new ideas into an organisation and reduces the risk of over-reliance on individuals’ knowledge if they remain within the one position for a significant number of years. Mobility is a means of supporting staff development and of inculcating a more collaborative way of working.