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My only guaranteed hot meal was my free school lunch

Vicky McGurk, My Life, My Career

From part-time AO to thriving senior leader in the Civil Service, Vicky McGurk is living proof that you can overcome childhood struggles and make life a success. Born and raised in one of Blackburn’s poorest council estates, it’s fair to …

The civil servant keeping military service in the family 

Lesley Woods VR MCIPR, Chief Communications Officer, External Campaigns, Directorate of Defence Communications, Ministry of Defence

On National Reserves Day (22 June), Ministry of Defence civil servant and RAF Reservist Lesley Woods is proud to be the third generation in her family to serve. From eating a sheep’s head in Jordan to rescuing stranded baby turtles …

Civil Service Awards 2022: Nominations are now open!

Civil Service Awards 2021

We’re looking for the best of the best of civil servants, the crème de la crème and the people’s pick - which means we want your nominations! The clock is ticking! On 8 June, the Civil Service launched its annual …

Inside Policy: Operation Warm Welcome

Rabia Nasimi and Daniel Steel, Afghan Resettlement Team, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

When the Afghan government collapsed in 2021, a significant cross-government effort - Operation Warm Welcome - swung into action to support refugees arriving in Britain to rebuild their lives. Two civil servants describe how they help give Afghans a voice. …

Making caring visible, valued and supported

Younger woman carer hugs older person

Two years after launching the Civil Service Carers’ Strategy, Alex Chisholm and Rebecca Sudworth, Civil Service Carers Champion and Deputy Carers Champion, provide an update on progress.      Welcome to this year’s Carers’ Week – 6 to 12 June. Across the …

Meet the Top Team: We make ministers’ media moments!

Cabinet Office External Affairs and Engagement team

The Cabinet Office External Affairs and Engagement team reveals what goes on behind the scenes to get our ministers out and about meeting people,  making tomorrow’s headlines. Amrita Devaiah - Head of External Affairs and Engagement When it came to …

Civil Service winds of change

Images of civil servants who joined in the 80s

In the same week, Her Majesty celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, we speak to loyal, long-term civil servants on how life at work has changed over the decades. ‘I felt really modern having a push button phone’ Dawn Lennie is a …

Civil Service Live: What's on and what to expect

Civil Service Live, 2016 when a delegate asked a question

Civil Service Live is just around the corner with six dates spanning five cities in June and July 2022. Lorraine McBride’s here with a run-down on what’s on. After two years online, Civil Service Live (CSL) is back with an …