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Nicola scores a net win at the Commonwealth Games

Nicola Lazenby BEIZ was a volunteer with the Commonwealth Collective at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

After 12 days helping to make the Commonwealth Games go like clockwork, how has life been for our volunteers? Civil servant Nicola Lazenby from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy joined the volunteers (aka the Commonwealth Collective) as …

Planning for a secure future

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Maryam Teschke-Panah, the Civil Service’s Deputy Age Champion, encourages civil servants to learn more about their pensions. It's never too early (or too late) to be thinking about your future income. Your pension can be the last thing on your …

Top tips on delivering digital projects with global partners

Government Digital Service and GovTech in Singapore renewed their memorandum of understanding on digital transformation on 4 July 2022.

Digital transformation is hard, but the UK’s Government Digital Service experience helps countries around the world with this challenge. UK expertise in digital and technology transformation is much in demand across the world. Some of the lessons learned from COVID-19 …

Welsh language: A national treasure

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To help drive up diversity across Wales, the Cabinet Office has pledged to treat the English and Welsh languages on an equal footing. To improve the voice of Welsh speaking citizens, the Civil Service Jobs team now has the option …

Civil Service Live - “Such a motivating, inspiring day!”

Civil Service Live, 2022

But don’t take our word for it. Civil Service Live (CSL) is the world’s biggest staff learning and discovery event. Through June and July, CSL spanned five cities, six dates and welcomed more than 15,000 delegates through its doors, but …

Why Civil Service leadership training is changing

Natalie Golding, Director of the Leadership College for Government, speaks to public sector leaders at a residential event

Want to gain the right skills to tackle the challenges of the 21st Century? Here’s how the Leadership College for Government can help you. How often do you think about what makes an amazing leader or manager? While some people …

How Job Sharing is Going Mainstream

Ruth Hannant and Polly Payne, Directors General for Culture Sport and Civil Society in DCMS

Ruth Hannant and Polly Payne are the first DG-level Civil Service job share  The perception of job-sharing has shifted hugely in recent years from part-time jobs held by junior employees to gradually opening up many more high-powered roles for senior …

My only guaranteed hot meal was my free school lunch

Vicky McGurk, My Life, My Career

From part-time AO to thriving senior leader in the Civil Service, Vicky McGurk is living proof that you can overcome childhood struggles and make life a success. Interview: Lorraine McBride Born and raised in one of Blackburn’s poorest council estates, …

The civil servant keeping military service in the family 

Lesley Woods VR MCIPR, Chief Communications Officer, External Campaigns, Directorate of Defence Communications, Ministry of Defence

On National Reserves Day (22 June), Ministry of Defence civil servant and RAF Reservist Lesley Woods is proud to be the third generation in her family to serve. From eating a sheep’s head in Jordan to rescuing stranded baby turtles …