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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.

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award winner Abigail Agyei has certainly made an impression in her work at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. This award, announced by Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, recognises a civil servant …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Resilience and Rapid Response Award

A great example of cross-government collaboration is the ‘dream team’ which developed the NHS Get An Isolation Note service in March 2020. Combining the might of DHSC, DWP, NHSX and NHS Digital, they beat almost 200 nominees to emerge as …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Project Delivery Excellence

DWP received well-deserved recognition in the Project Delivery Excellence category for the Virtual Machine Environment-Replacement (Jobseeker’s Allowance). This was a project to replace DWP's ageing legacy systems within the UK's National Critical Infrastructure, and was the biggest of its kind …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Policy and Use of Evidence

The esteemed Policy & Use of Evidence award for a team which has shown excellence in the field of policy-making was presented by Simon Case, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, accompanied by Rohan Malik, UK&I Government & …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Inspirational Leadership

Chris Atkinson from the Northern Ireland Office scooped the highly-coveted Inspirational Leadership Award. Chris drove the work to establish a payments scheme to recognise and support people living with permanent disablement caused by an incident related to 'The Troubles' in …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Innovation Award

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The Home Office's Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) team won the Innovation Award for their work solving public safety challenges using data and technology, at a pace demanded by a fast-changing world. The Innovation Award is for the outstanding advancement or …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Health and Wellbeing

The Health & Wellbeing Award went to Gillian Whitworth from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Gillian triumphed in this category for her compassion, courage and commitment in promoting awareness of eating disorders in the workplace, a debilitating but often …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Diversity and Inclusion

Pride, passion and honour summed up HMRC’s touching reaction and team spirit to winning the hotly-contested Diversity & Inclusion category. Alex Chisholm, Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary, and Rohan Malik, UK&I Government & Infrastructure Managing Partner at EY, presented the honour …