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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.

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 …

Young Carers' Action Day - 16 March 2021

Chief Commercial Officer, Gareth Rhys Williams on the difficulties and challenges faced by young carers, and how all civil servants can reach out to support them. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that young people cannot …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award winner Abigail Agyei has certainly made an impression in her work at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. This award, announced by Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, recognises a civil servant …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Resilience and Rapid Response Award

A great example of cross-government collaboration is the ‘dream team’ which developed the NHS Get An Isolation Note service in March 2020. Combining the might of DHSC, DWP, NHSX and NHS Digital, they beat almost 200 nominees to emerge as …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Project Delivery Excellence

DWP received well-deserved recognition in the Project Delivery Excellence category for the Virtual Machine Environment-Replacement (Jobseeker’s Allowance). This was a project to replace DWP's ageing legacy systems within the UK's National Critical Infrastructure, and was the biggest of its kind …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Policy and Use of Evidence

The esteemed Policy & Use of Evidence award for a team which has shown excellence in the field of policy-making was presented by Simon Case, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, accompanied by Rohan Malik, UK&I Government & …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Inspirational Leadership

Chris Atkinson from the Northern Ireland Office scooped the highly-coveted Inspirational Leadership Award. Chris drove the work to establish a payments scheme to recognise and support people living with permanent disablement caused by an incident related to 'The Troubles' in …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Innovation Award

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The Home Office's Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) team won the Innovation Award for their work solving public safety challenges using data and technology, at a pace demanded by a fast-changing world. The Innovation Award is for the outstanding advancement or …