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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.

Valuing our Civil Service Carers

A younger man assisting a pensioner

A recent survey found there are more than 65,000 carers working in the Civil Service. Newly appointed Carers’ Champion, Alex Chisholm, tells us his plans to support staff with caring responsibilities. I am delighted to take up the new role …

9 Reasons Why: you must tune into Civil Service Live!

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  There’s a growing buzz with the return of Civil Service Live (16-17 June) just three weeks away. Lorraine McBride has the lowdown on what you can expect from the online event. One of the biggest staff events in Europe …

Anticipatory Grief - the pain of an impending loss

A carer accompanying a person in a wheelchair

Dementia Action Week aims to raise awareness to improve the lives of people affected by this debilitating condition. Author Adam Land has written the third blog in the Bereavement and Loss series.  Anticipatory grief is triggered by an impending loss …

Don’t despair – help is out there

Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives, and 75% of all UK suicides are male. Judith Francis from the Civil Service Health and Wellbeing Team discusses how colleagues struggling with mental health crisis can be supported. …

Making a Civil Service for everyone, together

To mark the National Day for Staff Networks on 12 May, Rupert McNeil reflects on the tremendous work over the last year to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and lockdown. I had hoped that a year from National Day …

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Getting back to nature can do wonders for mental health

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Civil Service HR have relaunched their This Is Me campaign. It’s goal? They aim to foster a more inclusive workplace for people suffering mental ill-health. Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week …

Faith and Belief in the Civil Service – reflections from the new Champion

Home Office Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft

Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary at the Home Office, reflects on the diversity of faith and belief communities celebrating and observing religious holidays and festivals during the pandemic, as the new Civil Service Faith and Belief Champion. I am delighted to …