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Modernising tests and assessments to recruit for the Civil Service of tomorrow

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The 2016-20 Civil Service Workforce Plan provided the impetus to accelerate modernisation of our recruitment processes.  We introduced a new website to showcase careers in the Civil Service, we upgraded our recruitment technology to improve the user experience and we …

Lockdown: What did it do to your working relationships? Don’t worry, help is at hand

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Traditionally, the end of summer acts as a bit of a reset point for many of us.  Personally, I’ve always seen this as a good time to look with fresh eyes at plans, to re-evaluate our progress and to consider …

How will you, how should I, how will we shape our future together?

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Earlier this year Clare Moriarty, former Permanent Secretary, launched Leadership in Action, setting out eight attributes of great leadership. At the time of the launch COVID-19 had started to have an impact on UK society; little did we know that …

Civil Service Awards 2019 - Week of Winners: Resilience & Rapid Response Award

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The Maritime & Coastguard Agency winners of the Resilience & Rapid Response Award, with award presenter Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary for HM Treasury

The Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre Blue Watch of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency won the 2019 Resilience & Rapid Response Award for their actions in operations including the evacuation of 130 people from an oil rig.

Civil Service Awards 2019 - Week of Winners: Inspirational Leadership Award

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Paula Holbrook-Witt, winner of the Inspirational Leadership Award, with award presenter Dame Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary for the Welsh Government

Paula Holbrook-Witt, of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, won the Inspirational Leadership Award for her work in supporting people with a hearing disability in the workplace.

Civil Service Awards 2019 - Week of Winners: Commercial Award

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The DHSC winners of the Commercial Award, with award presenter John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service & Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office

The Voluntary Pricing and Access Scheme Negotiating Team in the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England received the Commercial Award for securing a five-year deal to accelerate the uptake of new innovative medicines for NHS patients.