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How good content design makes it easier to move jobs across government

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Chris Spencer, Content Designer, Government People Group, shares how his team used informed content design to make it easier for civil servants to move departments.  Approximately 24,000 civil servants transfer between government departments every year. However, the current process is …

Ensuring support for our carers

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Three years after launching the Civil Service Carers’ Strategy, Alex Chisholm and Rebecca Sudworth, Civil Service Permanent Secretary Lead and Deputy Lead for Carers, provide an update on progress.    Today marks the start of Carers Week 2023. In the Civil Service, around a fifth …

Digital accessibility - working together to break down barriers

Ben Merrick, Director, Joint Funds Unit, Cabinet Office,

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, 18 May 2023, visually impaired civil servant Ben Merrick shares the importance of inclusion at work. Global Accessibility Awareness Day was established 12 years ago to get everyone talking about digital access and inclusion. As …

A new job can be scary, talking about your anxiety shouldn’t be

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Starting a new job can be daunting at the best of times, but for someone living with anxiety this can be even harder. Civil Service recruit Alex Lennie talks about the importance of being able to talk openly to her …

Things we don’t talk about enough: the impact of eating disorders on men

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The theme of the 2023 Eating Disorders Awareness Week was ‘men’ to underline the damaging impacts of eating disorders often endured by them.  Warning: This blog discusses eating disorders so it might be triggering for some people. If you need support, …

Charities and Partners week - 24-28 April 2023

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This week celebrates the first Civil Service Charities and Partners Week to raise awareness of the help and support available from the welfare bodies we work closely with. It shows that despite offering different things, each organisation complements each other …

Young Carers Action Day - 15 March 2023

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Rebecca Sudworth, Deputy Civil Service Carers’ Lead, talks about the experiences of Civil Service young carers  Today is Young Carers Action Day. This year’s theme is Make Time for Young Carers. Many young carers don’t necessarily think of themselves as carers. …

Creating our Country’s Collective Brain

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Frontline Civil Servant Catherine Day explains why the Royal College of Defence Studies’ Global Strategy Programme is an invaluable experience for anyone who aspires to lead. My 25-year career has involved working on some of the UK’s biggest security challenges. …

World Cancer Day: Uniting our voices and taking action

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To mark World Cancer Day, the Civil Service Working Through Cancer Network is encouraging staff to raise awareness about prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and the significant value of workplace support groups.  This year’s theme for World Cancer Day …