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Raising Carer Awareness

A woman carer with a disabled child

Alex Chisholm, Civil Service Chief Operating Officer and Permanent Secretary Lead for Carers, and Rebecca Sudworth, Deputy Lead for Carers, emphasise their commitment to building a carer-friendly workforce.  Carers’ Rights Day (24 November 2022) gives us the chance to reflect on …

Helping to put friendship first

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Bartholomew Oram, FCO civil servant

Civil servant Bartholomew Oram reflects on volunteering with the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship (CSRF), a charity dedicated to supporting former civil servants and their dependants. Loneliness can affect every one of us at some point in our life. A study …

National Highways is helping veterans build a new future

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Howard Rhoades, Hindhead Tunnel

A life-changing initiative is  giving armed forces veterans a foot on the ladder to a new career. “You’ve protected our country, now help us to keep it connected.” That’s the message from the dedicated team within National Highways to military …

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, …

Right People. Right Training. Right Job

Image of person embracing the sunrise

The Civil Service has a wealth of learning and development and career opportunities across the UK. Ensuring such prospects don’t pass you by can sometimes be challenging, but here’s how you can avoid the pitfalls. The Civil Service is a …

Why we’ve stopped using the term ‘BAME’ in government

Female High School Teacher Sitting At Table With Students Wearing Uniform Using Digital Tablets In Lesson

Richard Laux and Summer Nisar explain why the UK Civil Service has scrapped the label ‘BAME’ in referring to different ethnic minority groups within society. How we write about race and ethnicity matters a lot. As civil servants, we need …

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 …