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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 2021: Vaccines victorious

CS Awards 21: Excellence in Delivery

The Vaccine Taskforce, from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the hub of vaccine supply to the UK and beyond is home to the AstraZeneca and Pfizer Project Teams. They have recently been crowned the winner of the …

Civil Service Awards: Big win for the caring collaborators

CS Awards 21, One Civil Service

The Department of Health and Social Care’s ventilator team scoops the award for best Civil Service-wide collaboration - and they have never even met each other. Dubbed as a ‘career highlight’, the team responsible for the COVID-19 Oxygen, Ventilation, Medical …

Civil Service Awards: ‘No secret sauce to leadership’

CS Awards 2021 Outstanding Leader, Steve Glass

Steve Glass topped the Outstanding Leader category for his role rising to the challenge of COVID-19. Steve Glass, officially the Civil Service Awards 2021 Outstanding Leader, is the personal pick of Cabinet Secretary Simon Case who championed this category. Steve …

Civil Service Awards 2021: DWP's evolution of inclusion

CS Awards 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Award Winner OFFICIAL

The Diversity and Inclusion team in the Department for Work and Pensions paves the way for civil servants in the North East to achieve successful careers. ‘Diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ may look to some like a) a dance group, b) corporate …

Civil Service Awards 2021: All aboard the data train

CS Awards 21, Evaluation and Analysis Winner

The Analyst and Data teams from the Department for Transport have been responsible for helping you navigate your journey through the behaviours of coronavirus. The pandemic has highlighted many things in society; one of these is the importance of having …

How I turned a full-time job into a job-share

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Want a job share, but don’t know where to start? For those dreaming of  working part-time in a job share, the biggest challenge is often finding your professional ‘other half.’ Some simple steps in your recruitment campaign will increase your …

Bridging the divide to train Civil Service Leaders

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A new Government Digital Service leadership programme aims to help support our Grade 6 and 7 future leaders The Government Digital Service is an 800-strong unit whose mission is to transform the provision of public services. Our goal is to …

Black History Month 2021 in the Civil Service

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Thirty four years, and still going strong, October has marked Black History Month here in the UK. But what is it, and how does it impact civil servants? As Black History Month draws to a close, it’s got me thinking …

Me and the pink elephant 

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To mark OCD Week, Alexia Cowley myth-busts a condition which is often misunderstood and provides top tips for anyone experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I’m going to ask you to try out one thing.  Don’t think of a pink elephant. I …