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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.

Modernising tests and assessments to recruit for the Civil Service of tomorrow

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The 2016-20 Civil Service Workforce Plan provided the impetus to accelerate modernisation of our recruitment processes.  We introduced a new website to showcase careers in the Civil Service, we upgraded our recruitment technology to improve the user experience and we …

Lockdown: What did it do to your working relationships? Don’t worry, help is at hand

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Traditionally, the end of summer acts as a bit of a reset point for many of us.  Personally, I’ve always seen this as a good time to look with fresh eyes at plans, to re-evaluate our progress and to consider …

Civil Service Careers website: A new way to see opportunities where you live

The Civil Service Careers website recently celebrated its second birthday and it has evolved significantly over that time. The addition of informative and engaging content from more departments and professions, the inclusion of video to showcase our people and the …

Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September: Coping with more migraines during Covid

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Each year Civil Service HR colleagues and I partner with the Migraine Trust to mark Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September to help promote greater awareness of migraines. I feel it important to share what those like me who suffer this …

The Civil Service Workforce Plan - A Brilliant Civil Service, realised

Prior to the last parliament, The Civil Service Board (CSB) established three broad priorities for the Civil Service: Improving the commercial capability of the Civil Service Ensuring that the Civil Service is world leading in terms of digital transformation Improving …

How will you, how should I, how will we shape our future together?

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Earlier this year Clare Moriarty, former Permanent Secretary, launched Leadership in Action, setting out eight attributes of great leadership. At the time of the launch COVID-19 had started to have an impact on UK society; little did we know that …

Achieving Impact Through Innovation

Introduction from Rupert McNeil I am thrilled that the Civil Service Job Share Finder has won the ENEI 'Impact through Innovation' Award. This is the third innovation themed award win for the site since it was launched in 2015! COVID-19 …