Welcome to this special Diversity & Inclusion edition of Civil Service Quarterly, introduced by Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion Champion Sue Owen.
Katherine Toomey has been disabled for 20 years. She joined the Civil Service Fast Stream in 2017 and discovered that it offered her real opportunities for personal development.
Zebedee Nartey has worked in the Civil Service since 2001.
Andrew Wright, who lost his hearing in his 20s, joined the Civil Service Fast Stream after 15 years as a teacher.
Rosie Melville talks about her experience of the Summer Diversity Internship Programme. This gives talented people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like and was Rosie's introduction to the Fast Stream.
In July 2017, the Government Communication Service (GCS) launched its second Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. We interviewed Selvin Brown, Director, Engagement and Policy, HSE, and GCS Diversity & Inclusion Champion, to put the strategy in context.
Chris Skidmore MP, Minister for the Constitution, discusses the steps being taken to ensure that opportunities to lead UK public bodies are open and accessible to all.
Zamila Bunglawala and Marcus Bell, respectively deputy director and director of the Race Disparity Unit in the Cabinet Office, explain the purpose of the Race Disparity Audit.
Jazz Bhogal explains how the new Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy sets out to realise the Civil Service's ambition of being the UK's most inclusive employer by 2020.
Head of the Civil Service Jeremy Heywood explains why diverse and inclusive workplaces are so important – particularly in the Civil Service.
Civil Service Quarterly interviews Robert Chote, Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), about the role of the OBR and the challenges it faces.