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Younger woman carer hugs older person

Two years after launching the Civil Service Carers’ Strategy, Alex Chisholm and Rebecca Sudworth, Civil Service Carers Champion and Deputy Carers Champion, provide an update on progress.      Welcome to this year’s Carers’ Week – 6 to 12 June. Across the …

Meet the Top Team: We make ministers’ media moments!

Cabinet Office External Affairs and Engagement team

The Cabinet Office External Affairs and Engagement team reveals what goes on behind the scenes to get our ministers out and about meeting people,  making tomorrow’s headlines. Amrita Devaiah - Head of External Affairs and Engagement When it came to …

Civil Service winds of change

Images of civil servants who joined in the 80s

In the same week, Her Majesty celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, we speak to loyal, long-term civil servants on how life at work has changed over the decades. ‘I felt really modern having a push button phone’ Dawn Lennie is a …

Civil Service Live: What's on and what to expect

Civil Service Live, 2016 when a delegate asked a question

Civil Service Live is just around the corner with six dates spanning five cities in June and July 2022. Lorraine McBride’s here with a run-down on what’s on. After two years online, Civil Service Live (CSL) is back with an …

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 …

How wonder of workplace adjustments made life easier

Kerry Twort, Civil Service Workplace Adjustments Service (CSWAS) Policy & Practice CSHR Expert Services, Cabinet Office, Sheffield

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 19 May, Kerry Twort reveals how assistive technology and workplace adjustments have transformed her life for the better. Now she’s even on track to achieve A-grade success. Last year, I started an evening …

Civil Service Live 2022: Meet the Speakers

Andrew Jones, presenting at Civil Service Live

Woohoo! It’s nearly time to take Civil Service Live 2022 on the road. We put the spotlight on some of this year’s guest speakers and hear why they can’t wait to take to the stage. THE POWER OF PENSIONS Whatever …

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 …