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Disability and Me

Gill Atkinson with Elders of the Eleme People in Ogoniland

Gill Atkinson, Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, shares her inspiring account of living and successfully working with an invisible disability. I was recently asked in a FCDO survey, ‘Do you self-define as disabled?’  At a personal level, the question annoyed …

Next-Gen Leadership in the Civil Service: what to expect

Caroline Murray on what today's aspiring leaders are likely to need for tomorrow. The last couple of years have been a timely reminder why world-class leadership in the Civil Service matters more than ever.  The pandemic response and EU Exit …

Don’t Stagnate - Evaluate to Innovate!

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Evaluation is a powerful tool to help you investigate the merit and value of Civil Service policy, flag up any flaws, improve its quality and deliver better impact for citizens. Creating an ambitious, innovative and skilled Civil Service that can …

The Fight Against Fraud and Covid Vaccine Scammers

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Even a pandemic couldn’t prevent criminals targeting public services and people vulnerable to fraud in an audacious attempt to con them. Report: Laura Eshelby. COVID-19 forced us across the UK to work virtually, and for many of us, from our …

From Fossil Fuels to Clean and Green

Image of Royal Latin solar panels

The story so far! How £1bn government funding is transforming public buildings on the way to the UK’s goal of net zero ready.  Across the UK work is underway to improve hundreds of buildings at the heart of our communities, …

My Life, My Career

TV meteorologist Clare Nasir

TV meteorologist and Met Office civil servant Clare Nasir takes a look back over her extraordinary 28-year career. “I would do this job for nothing,” – I recently admitted to my colleague Adrian. We were having one of those inspired …