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New diversity champions for the Civil Service

Sue Owen

Jeremy Heywood announces the appointment of Sue Owen as the new Civil Service Diversity Champion, and of Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, as the first holder of the new position of Civil Service Social Mobility Champion.

The benefits are obvious…

I’m a big fan of job shares – so am delighted this network has been established. I was recently involved with some work on getting more women into senior positions in the civil service. One of the major issues we identified was managers not understanding the benefits of having jobsharers working for them – and not thinking creatively enough about how they can design jobs to suit jobsharers.