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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.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference 2022  

Image of a zoom conference

Flavia Gapper from The Charity for Civil Servants explains how this month’s conference is set to make a significant difference to improving mental health conversations at work. Now in its fourth year, more than 10,000 civil servants registered for this year's …

Giving Young People a Brighter Future

The DWP Youth Employability Programmes Team

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Youth Employability Programmes Team is passionate about helping young people into work. They celebrate their achievements through reflections from the young people they support. Based in Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Blackpool and London, they …

Miscarriage: Civil Service helps to break the silence

image of holding hands to reflect miscarriage

In Baby Loss Awareness Week, Angela MacDonald, Second Permanent Secretary at HM Revenue & Customs, welcomes new guidance to offer support for Civil Service parents experiencing a miscarriage. Sadly, miscarriage affects a lot of parents - one in four pregnancies …

Helping to put friendship first

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Bartholomew Oram, FCO civil servant

Civil servant Bartholomew Oram reflects on volunteering with the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship (CSRF), a charity dedicated to supporting former civil servants and their dependants. Loneliness can affect every one of us at some point in our life. A study …

Nearly 10 million people tuned into a map of a queue!

Q Tracker that helped mourners plan their journey to pay respects to HM Queen Elizabeth II

As Head of Digital Communications at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Andrew Simpson’s team came up with the livestream funeral queue tracker that drew almost 10 million views on YouTube. Interview: Lorraine McBride In a world …

How I helped at HM Queen Elizabeth’s lying-in-state

Kitty Buchanan-Gregory assisting the queue at the lying-in-state for Queen Elizabeth II

Cabinet Office marshal Kitty Buchanan-Gregory was one of more than 600 volunteer civil servants supporting mourners queuing to see Queen Elizabeth’s lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. Below, we publish Kitty’s diary of her experiences  Shift 1 Wednesday. I’ve been posted to …

National Highways is helping veterans build a new future

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Howard Rhoades, Hindhead Tunnel

A life-changing initiative is  giving armed forces veterans a foot on the ladder to a new career. “You’ve protected our country, now help us to keep it connected.” That’s the message from the dedicated team within National Highways to military …

Celebrating Shravan

Shravan

Department for Education civil servant Rakesh Joshi shares his traditions and celebrations during the Hindu religious month of Shravan, and what it means to him.  With August fast drawing to a close, Hindus have been marking the month of Shravan …