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A great place to work

A range of blogs illustrating the theme of the same name, one of the four supporting pillars of the vision of 'A Brilliant Civil Service'.

The strapline for this theme is: "A brilliant Civil Service - a great place to work. It will continue to be inclusive, flexible, modern and connected, sitting at the heart of a wider public service. In everything we do we will encourage openness, challenge, innovation and excellence."

The three other pillars of the vision are: Improved outcomes; Effective leaders; Skilled people.

Take 5 Minutes - and Help Beat Meeting Fatigue

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Adrian Chesson offers some simple tips on how taking just five minutes can create a little bit of space to give a big boost to your wellbeing.  I am proud to be part of a team here at the Office …

New ‘GRID’ data tool to build a more inclusive Civil Service

GRID recruitment platform

This month, Cabinet Secretary, Simon Case and Chief Operating Officer, Alex Chisholm launched A Modern Civil Service. In our series to celebrate the vision, Government Business Services showcases a data analyser to improve recruitment and find the cream of candidates. …

Rising to the Civil Service Challenge of Change

A Modern Civil Service

At Civil Service Live, Cabinet Secretary, Simon Case and Civil Service Chief Operating Officer, Alex Chisholm launched the vision for A Modern Civil Service. To kick off our new series, we’ve invited civil servant Shazia Razzaq to share her ideas …

Serving Queen and Country in Your Spare Time 

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Thousands of Civil Servants are part-time members of the Armed Forces – but what motivates them, and what do they gain from it? Civil Servant James Waller joined the Naval Reserves more than 20 years ago and hasn't looked back. …

Disability and Diversity in Leadership

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DCMS Permanent Secretary and CS Disability Champion Sarah Healey reflects on the success of this new programme. As the Civil Service Disability Champion, one of my priorities is to ensure we continue to provide opportunities for disabled colleagues to progress …