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Faith and Belief in the Civil Service – reflections from the new Champion

Home Office Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft

Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary at the Home Office, reflects on the diversity of faith and belief communities celebrating and observing religious holidays and festivals during the pandemic, as the new Civil Service Faith and Belief Champion. I am delighted to …

Investing in Diversity and Inclusion

Jenny Munday on why promoting diversity and inclusion is of crucial importance for the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel. Working in a place that values diversity and inclusion is very important to me. If people feel able to bring their …

Young Carers' Action Day - 16 March 2021

Chief Commercial Officer, Gareth Rhys Williams on the difficulties and challenges faced by young carers, and how all civil servants can reach out to support them. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that young people cannot …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award winner Abigail Agyei has certainly made an impression in her work at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. This award, announced by Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, recognises a civil servant …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Diversity and Inclusion

Pride, passion and honour summed up HMRC’s touching reaction and team spirit to winning the hotly-contested Diversity & Inclusion category. Alex Chisholm, Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary, and Rohan Malik, UK&I Government & Infrastructure Managing Partner at EY, presented the honour …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Developing People Award

The Inclusion Apprenticeship Programme from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) won the Developing People Award, presented by Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary for the Government in Parliament Group in the Cabinet Office. This award recognises …

World Cancer Day 2021

To mark World Cancer Day on 4 February, Seonaid Webb, talks about how we are ensuring the Civil Service is more confident to support people affected by cancer. Having been diagnosed with cancer myself in 2016, and now as chair …

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Government Chief People Officer, Rupert McNeil writes about Holocaust Memorial Day, and reveals his deeply personal family connection. We are living through unusual and difficult times. But pandemics, while rare, are not unique human experiences. The Holocaust is.  We need …