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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.

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 …

Harnessing the power of science, engineering and technology

PM's Council for Science and Technology

Lord Browne of Madingley, Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, former CEO of BP and Co-Founder and Chairman of BeyondNetZero, discusses his experience as a business leader now advising government.  The Prime Minister’s Council for Science …

Planning for a secure future

Image of a couple in silhouette in a hand

Maryam Teschke-Panah, the Civil Service’s Deputy Age Champion, encourages civil servants to learn more about their pensions. It's never too early (or too late) to be thinking about your future income. Your pension can be the last thing on your …

Top tips on delivering digital projects with global partners

Government Digital Service and GovTech in Singapore renewed their memorandum of understanding on digital transformation on 4 July 2022.

Digital transformation is hard, but the UK’s Government Digital Service experience helps countries around the world with this challenge. UK expertise in digital and technology transformation is much in demand across the world. Some of the lessons learned from COVID-19 …

Welsh language: A national treasure

Welsh flag

To help drive up diversity across Wales, the Cabinet Office has pledged to treat the English and Welsh languages on an equal footing. To improve the voice of Welsh speaking citizens, the Civil Service Jobs team now has the option …