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Helping you navigate your Civil Service job journey

Monica Maya-Martinez, Govt Shared Services, Cabinet Office

We’ve all been there, looking for a new job. With 2.26 million job applications submitted to  the Civil Service last year, it is the top career choice for many. It’s not always easy for job hunters, but Monica Maya-Martinez explains …

Miscarriage: Civil Service helps to break the silence

image of holding hands to reflect miscarriage

In Baby Loss Awareness Week, Angela MacDonald, Second Permanent Secretary at HM Revenue & Customs, welcomes new guidance to offer support for Civil Service parents experiencing a miscarriage. Sadly, miscarriage affects a lot of parents - one in four pregnancies …

Nearly 10 million people tuned into a map of a queue!

Q Tracker that helped mourners plan their journey to pay respects to HM Queen Elizabeth II

As Head of Digital Communications at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Andrew Simpson’s team came up with the livestream funeral queue tracker that drew almost 10 million views on YouTube. Interview: Lorraine McBride In a world …

How I helped at HM Queen Elizabeth’s lying-in-state

Kitty Buchanan-Gregory assisting the queue at the lying-in-state for Queen Elizabeth II

Cabinet Office marshal Kitty Buchanan-Gregory was one of more than 600 volunteer civil servants supporting mourners queuing to see Queen Elizabeth’s lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. Below, we publish Kitty’s diary of her experiences  Shift 1 Wednesday. I’ve been posted to …

Civil Service Choirmaster Stephen hits the right note

Stephen Hall, DEFRA1

Since founding the Civil Service Choir in 2009, Stephen Hall OBE has conducted in iconic venues and built the choir’s reputation for remarkable performances. Interview by Lorraine McBride I joined the Civil Service some 30 years ago as a Fast …

Celebrating Shravan

Shravan

Department for Education civil servant Rakesh Joshi shares his traditions and celebrations during the Hindu religious month of Shravan, and what it means to him.  With August fast drawing to a close, Hindus have been marking the month of Shravan …

A simple guide on words to avoid in government

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Sam Gregory is on a mission to root out jargon in government. He's here to explore the worst offenders and offer the best alternatives.  As civil servants, our choice of terminology makes a huge difference to how the public understands …