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A Brilliant Civil Service

A range of blog posts illustrating the vision of:

"A brilliant Civil Service that helps to keep the United Kingdom prosperous and secure, supporting the governments we serve in
implementing their commitments and delivering high quality services for the public."

Blogs in this category will illustrate aspects of the vision and how it is being implemented across the organisation under its four supporting pillars: Improved outcomes; Effective leaders; Skilled people; A great place to work.

Faith and Belief in the Civil Service – reflections from the new Champion

Home Office Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft

Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary at the Home Office, reflects on the diversity of faith and belief communities celebrating and observing religious holidays and festivals during the pandemic, as the new Civil Service Faith and Belief Champion. I am delighted to …

Mental health and internal comms go hand-in-hand

Cal Monaghan, Internal Communications Manager at the Health and Safety Executive, explores the link between internal communications and mental health, and the integral influence on civil servants. For many civil servants, we’ve been incredibly lucky to continue working through the …

Launch of the Civil Service Data Challenge - we want your ideas

Drumroll, folks! The Civil Service Data Challenge seeks bright ideas from civil servants to transform public services and improve policy. So if you’re a data whizz with entrepreneurial dreams, it’s time to prove your prowess. The Civil Service Data Challenge …

NEW SERIES: A Testing Challenge

Professor Tim Atkins, a scientist at Wiltshire’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) spearheaded a remarkable drive to help protect frontline workers.  The national effort to combat COVID-19 sparked an unprecedented cross-government scientific collaboration to protect the health of the UK’s citizens and …

Investing in Diversity and Inclusion

Jenny Munday on why promoting diversity and inclusion is of crucial importance for the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel. Working in a place that values diversity and inclusion is very important to me. If people feel able to bring their …

How to give 120% through an EU negotiation in a pandemic

It's easy. Job share! say Claire Dartington and Marie-Anne Barnes who share the role of Deputy Director, European Finances, HM Treasury.  The EU budget is hard to understand at the best of times. The product of hard negotiating amongst 28 …