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Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service

On 24 October 2018 Sir Jeremy Heywood announced in a personal statement that he was standing down as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service to concentrate on his recovery from ill health.

He was appointed Cabinet Secretary following the announcement of Sir Gus O’Donnell’s retirement in December 2011. From September 2014 Jeremy also took on the title Head of the Civil Service.

Read Sir Jeremy Heywood's profile on GOV.UK.

Supporting mental health and wellbeing a top priority for the Civil Service

Thriving at Work statement from Sir Jeremy Heywood

Head of the Civil Service Sir Jeremy Heywood on making the mental health and wellbeing of all civil servants a key priority.

How will you help make your workplace more inclusive?

Publication of the new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Jeremy Heywood introduces the new Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and suggests ways in which we can all help make the organisation more inclusive.

Fast Stream career opportunities for future leaders in the Civil Service

Civil Service Fast Stream banner at exhibition

Jeremy Heywood marks the launch of applications for the 2018 Civil Service Fast Stream, which can come from existing civil servants as well as graduates outside the service.