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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.

My Black History Month memories, heroes, gratitude and the art of paying it forwards

Black History Month (BHM) to me signifies a time of celebrations. Celebrations of the efforts of our heroes past and present, of their efforts expended in driving inclusivity and improving our lived experiences and most importantly it signifies how far …

Making space: Why sponsorship matters

Black History Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the rich, expansive culture, accomplishments and contributions of African and Caribbean men and women in British society. Earlier this year, the death of an African American man - George Floyd - sparked …

‘Personal Still …’ - What Black History Month 2020 means to me

‘Working in a highly fast paced environment .… potentially heated interactions in near vicinity .… having to have your wits around you to adapt to constantly changing priorities, issues and risks …. having coping strategies to avoid getting burned out …

Black History Month - Reflections in four parts

Black history month, it is really a time for me to reflect in four parts. My first reflection is a celebration of our amazing history and the contribution black people have made and continue to make in all areas of …

Mediation Awareness Month throughout October

All aspects of our working lives have been impacted by COVID-19, and mediation is no different. As this month is Mediation Awareness Month, I thought I would highlight some of the fantastic work that is taking place across the Civil …

‘Our 10 Year Job Share Story’ by Tina & Deanna

Introduction by Brian Stanislas I first met Tina and Deanna at the second HMRC Job Share Conference held in Newcastle in February 2020 (the first ever HMRC Job Share Conference took place in London in May 2019). They were asked …

Grace Moronfolu MBE - My Personal Perspective on Black History Month 2020

I joined the Crown Prosecution Service in 1988 and have had a variety of roles in the service. I became chair of the National Black Crown Prosecution Association in April 2019, and Deputy Chair of the Civil Service Race Forum …