Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, reflects on the findings of the Iraq Inquiry Report and looks at how his own department is responding.
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.
The 'Understanding Property' course commissioned by the Government Property Unit may not make you a property expert in one day, but it's certainly a good start.
As a member of the Cabinet-Office-based Collective Leadership Unit, Sean McArdell has to do his share of addressing an audience. How has he tackled his fear of public speaking?
Andrew Rhodes, Director General, Operations, at the Department for Work and Pensions, talks about social mobility and why he will be completing the socio-economic background survey of senior civil servants.
Where does a leader's responsibility for developing their staff begin and end? Kate Silver from the Ministry of Defence focuses on five themes for leading effective learning and development.
Jeremy Heywood explains why he has asked all senior civil servants to complete a survey on their socio-economic background and how this will help the Civil Service support social mobility.
When she found that university didn't suit her, Sarah Makey decided to apply for a Civil Service Fast Track apprenticeship. She tells her story.
Fajir Qasem of Government Digital Service explains how GOV.UK Notify will keep users up to date on the progress of government services.
Two UK Government civil servants share their experiences of the recent Interchange Job Shadowing Week hosted by the Welsh Government.
John Manzoni says the enthusiasm he witnessed at Civil Service Live for self-improvement and helping others to develop is crucial to realising the vision of 'A Brilliant Civil Service'.