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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.

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 …

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 …

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 …