As the organisation's champion for Diversity and Inclusion, Melanie Dawes looks at progress towards a truly inclusive Civil Service, introduces two civil servants from underrepresented groups who describe their experience, and pinpoints five ways in which we can all help to turn ambition into reality.
As two GES professional describe, a priority for the new Government Economic Service degree programme was to secure applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.
The annual Civil Service Awards recognise inspirational individuals and innovative projects and encourage best practice. Some of the 2018 winners talk about their work and what winning means to them.
Latvia’s Ambassador to the UK assesses the practical and symbolic importance to her country of free and open public institutions.
Poli Stuart-Lacey, Director of Communications at HM Revenue & Customs, explains the rationale behind the move “from tax man to tax duck”, and how it increased Self Assessment compliance rates.
Protecting and improving public health is the work of the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), a little-known body that played a leading part in containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The expert response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack involved Service personnel, multiple government departments, the emergency services and other public bodies working together to protect the public.
Zebedee Nartey has worked in the Civil Service since 2001.
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.
Andrew Wright, who lost his hearing in his 20s, joined the Civil Service Fast Stream after 15 years as a teacher.