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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.

Civil Service Awards 2020: Digital, Data and Technology

DWP landed the Digital, Data & Technology Award, beating the cream of Welsh and Scottish Government talent with their ‘Get Your State Pension’ digital service, as well as their remarkable efforts in transforming the way pensioners claim their state pension. …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Developing People Award

The Inclusion Apprenticeship Programme from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) won the Developing People Award, presented by Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary for the Government in Parliament Group in the Cabinet Office. This award recognises …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Communication Award

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The DVLA was honoured in the Communication Award category for its eye-catching 2020 Vehicle Tax Evasion campaign, targeting the UK’s biggest tax evasion hotspots. The award recognises exceptional performance by a communications team to deliver a highly effective national or …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Collaboration Award

CS Awards 2020, Shielding Team, MHCLG

The Collaboration Award was taken home by the Shielding team from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Their Shielding programme was a mammoth operation across multiple departments and agencies, set up in March 2020 to provide advice and …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Commercial Award

Not many award winners can genuinely claim to have helped save thousands of lives. But then, you probably haven’t met the Complex Transactions Team in the Cabinet Office, who topped the Commercial Award category. Jim Harra, First Permanent Secretary and …

Civil Service Awards 2020 - The Citizenship Award

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The recipient of the Citizenship Award was Sarah Morton from the Department for Work and Pensions. Working with her local community in Liverpool, Sarah supports homeless people and strives to eliminate period poverty. At work, Sarah encourages colleagues to recognise …

Launching the Civil Service Eating Disorders Network

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (1-7 March) aims to raise awareness and show solidarity and compassion for people affected by this debilitating condition. I am proud to champion the new Civil Service Eating Disorders Network (CSEDN) efforts to tackle stigma around …

International Women’s Day - 8th March 2021

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. This global event encourages everyone to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. The IWD challenge …

Mentoring and Me

A great mentor encourages a person to progress, giving valuable advice and encouragement. But it isn’t a one-way street. Many mentors find building the bond just as rewarding and gain fresh inspiration. Below, Bernie Thompson and Melissa Crawshay-Williams share their …

Talking Through Grief - the crucial role of managers

This second blog in our bereavement series, aims to ease and open up conversations between managers and staff about grief and loss. Below, three civil servants share their thoughts on these vital conversations. Siân and manager Angela, both work in …