Building sustainable capability in the public sector
Public service has always been at the core of what we do, but the management of our environment has become so important and prescient.
Methods teams have the chance to make a difference.
Now is the time to set the foundation for the next 20-30 years of effective shift in how we use our resources and enable a sustainable footing for our planet, leading with best practice.
Peter Rowlins, Methods CEO
Methods is the Project Delivery Partner for Defra, providing Defra with flexible access to high quality consultancy services to support project and programme delivery, and build internal capability through knowledge transfer.
We’re working across the whole Defra family, supporting them to develop their project delivery capabilities and deliver their ambitious change agenda, and portfolio of projects that are critical to delivering government policy on the environment, Net-Zero, food sustainability and the rural economy.
We’re committed to delivering positive social impact and we’re looking for talented project, programme, and portfolio management professionals to join our team and help our clients deliver sustainable change.
Incorporating ‘Natural Capital’ approaches into government decision making
In 2021, Defra launched an ambitious proof-of-concept year to explore how we can integrate 'natural capital' approaches into decision making for the marine environment
Our mission is to build sustainable capability in the public sector
We need outstanding individuals to help us achieve it
At Methods, we’re growing our Change Delivery Practice, as we expand our work to support our public sector clients to design and deliver successful change through quality P3M consultancy. Our mission is to help the public sector build sustainable change delivery capability through knowledge transfer and skills development.
Visit our careers page to find out more.
We help organisations to deliver sustainable change and build their capabilities
Blue Planet Fund
Defra and FCDO jointly manage the £500 million Blue Planet Fund (BPF) to support developing countries to reduce poverty and protect the marine environment. Working on the BPF, we are recommending and evidencing a list of countries offering the greatest opportunities for impact, ranking the five priority regions, and producing a robust, evidence based, theory of change.
Microsoft 365 Rollout
CoreAzure were selected by NatureScot to be their delivery partner rolling out Microsoft 365 across the organisation, providing expert advice and guidance to enable their staff to work remotely, to increase productivity, improve business resilience, and to further exploit the opportunities offered by the cloud-based solutions, as outlined in the Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy.
Climate Change Adaptation
Responding to the latest evidence published by the Climate Change Committee, Methods have been engaged by Defra to proactively identify and manage gaps and opportunities for Defra and other government departments to manage the risks that climate change poses to their policy objectives. This includes risk analysis and developing a full project plan to manage the overall design and development of the government’s next National Adaptation Programme (2023-28).
Working towards a greener future
Governments everywhere have declared a climate emergency: it is high time for pandemic-like efforts to tackle it, on screen as well as off.
This paper asks whether government onscreen communications could invoke an equally huge culture shift in society to tackle the climate emergency and ecological crises.
You can read this thought piece here.
Earth Day 2021 : Behaviour change to tackle climate change?
To mark Earth Day 2021, 3 participants talk about using behaviour change to tackle the climate crisis. They discuss the importance of public sector organiations making it easy for citizens to make ‘the green choice’, and how companies ‘should’ pay for the impact they have on the planet.
You can tune in to the podcast here.
The work we do each day is focused on delivering a positive difference to the public sector for the benefit of society as a whole. We want to take things a step further.
We have created six pledges in the areas of charity, career development, graduate training and apprenticeships, waste reduction and the use of digital technology in safeguarding public services.
Find out more here.