Community Planning Officials Survey: Understanding the everyday work of local participatory governance in Scotland

Report and executive summary of the findings from the first survey of community planning officials (managers and officers) conducted in Scotland. It sheds light on the composition of this significant group of local public servants, their role, the work they undertake and the implications for community planning partnerships and community engagement.

Policy making: Does anyone care?

What Works Scotland Research Fellow Rosemary Anderson examines the emotional aspects of public servants’ work, highlighting the issues involved in presenting a professional face whilst also dealing with the emotional content of dealing with real people on a day to day basis.