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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.

‘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 …

Presenting the 'Golden Thread'! (GRID)

The Government Recruitment Information Database (GRID) is a recruitment database used to produce insights that improve Civil Service recruitment. Golden Thread uses data from GRID to produce interactive dashboards. Why is Golden Thread (GRID) significant for Government Recruitment Service (GRS)? …

Modernising tests and assessments to recruit for the Civil Service of tomorrow

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The 2016-20 Civil Service Workforce Plan provided the impetus to accelerate modernisation of our recruitment processes.  We introduced a new website to showcase careers in the Civil Service, we upgraded our recruitment technology to improve the user experience and we …

Workplace Adjustment Stories: Maria's story

Maria works at the Home Office in Croydon. She has sickle cell – a disorder of the haemoglobin in the red blood cells. As Deputy Civil Service Disability Champion, I enlisted the help of the Civil Service Workplace Adjustment Service …

Lockdown: What did it do to your working relationships? Don’t worry, help is at hand

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Traditionally, the end of summer acts as a bit of a reset point for many of us.  Personally, I’ve always seen this as a good time to look with fresh eyes at plans, to re-evaluate our progress and to consider …

Civil Service Careers website: A new way to see opportunities where you live

The Civil Service Careers website recently celebrated its second birthday and it has evolved significantly over that time. The addition of informative and engaging content from more departments and professions, the inclusion of video to showcase our people and the …

Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September: Coping with more migraines during Covid

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Each year Civil Service HR colleagues and I partner with the Migraine Trust to mark Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September to help promote greater awareness of migraines. I feel it important to share what those like me who suffer this …

The Civil Service Workforce Plan - A Brilliant Civil Service, realised

Prior to the last parliament, The Civil Service Board (CSB) established three broad priorities for the Civil Service: Improving the commercial capability of the Civil Service Ensuring that the Civil Service is world leading in terms of digital transformation Improving …