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Serving Queen and Country in Your Spare Time 

Reservists on parade in Horse Guards

Thousands of Civil Servants are part-time members of the Armed Forces – but what motivates them, and what do they gain from it? Civil Servant James Waller joined the Naval Reserves more than 20 years ago and hasn't looked back. …

Lessons in Leadership

Civil Service Award Winner, Chris Atkinson

Civil Service award winner Chris Atkinson topped the category for Inspirational Leadership. Below, Chris shares the secrets of his success. When I was asked to write a blog about leadership, I immediately found the spectre of self-doubt raising its ugly …

Disability and Diversity in Leadership


DCMS Permanent Secretary and CS Disability Champion Sarah Healey reflects on the success of this new programme. As the Civil Service Disability Champion, one of my priorities is to ensure we continue to provide opportunities for disabled colleagues to progress …

Valuing our Civil Service Carers

A younger man assisting a pensioner

A recent survey found there are more than 65,000 carers working in the Civil Service. Newly appointed Carers’ Champion, Alex Chisholm, tells us his plans to support staff with caring responsibilities. I am delighted to take up the new role …

9 Reasons Why: you must tune into Civil Service Live!

Image of Civil Service Live on a monitor

  There’s a growing buzz with the return of Civil Service Live (16-17 June) just three weeks away. Lorraine McBride has the lowdown on what you can expect from the online event. One of the biggest staff events in Europe …