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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 Live: What's on and what to expect

Civil Service Live, 2016 when a delegate asked a question

Civil Service Live is just around the corner with six dates spanning five cities in June and July 2022. Lorraine McBride’s here with a run-down on what’s on. After two years online, Civil Service Live (CSL) is back with an …

Breaking the menopause taboo in the Civil Service 

Ministry of Justice Permanent Secretary Antonia Romeo

Antonia Romeo, Civil Service Gender Inclusion Champion, welcomes the new Civil Service Menopause in the Workplace Policy and explains what it means.       The Civil Service should be at the forefront of inclusivity, breaking down barriers and treating every one of …

Secret Art of Blogging

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We’re here with everything you need to know about crafting a cracking blog post. As editor of the Civil Service Blog, I’m regularly asked what makes a great blog post, so let’s start with the basics. The goal for any …

Epilepsy Awareness - Purple Day 26 March 2022

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On Purple Day, hundreds of thousands of people across the globe come together to start conversations around epilepsy to raise awareness and fundraise to make a difference for people affected by the condition.      Clare Shillan, who works for the Cabinet …

Inside Policy: Unlocking the potential of young people

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Since 2014, the Civil Service has provided around 6,000 work placements every year to jobless youngsters. Here, Debbie Alder explains how Movement to Work helps crack the vicious ‘no experience - no job’ cycle to help youngsters nail their first …

World Cancer Day: Big wins from small acts of kindness 

World Cancer Day 2022

Ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February, Seonaid Webb tells how small kindnesses can help make such a difference to colleagues facing cancer. Over the past two years, the impact of COVID-19 on people affected by cancer has been …

CS Awards: PM's Award for Exceptional Public Service

CS Awards 2021: the Prime Minister's Award for Exceptional Public Service winner is Rizwan Ahmad

Rizwan Ahmad paved the way to help more than 5,500 young East Londoners join the Kickstart scheme. Rizwan Ahmad was “proud, privileged and humbled” to scoop the inaugural Prime Minister's Award for Exceptional Public Service. Rizwan saw off stiff competition …

Civil Service Awards: Vaccines rollout, call to arms

CS Awards 2021: the winner of the Programme of the Year Award is The Vaccines Programme from DHSC and BEIS

The primary call to action for the last two years has been to roll up your sleeves and get jabbed, but how much do you know about the team behind the needles? On the whole, the public has responded with …