Dr Martin Parkinson, Australia’s equivalent of our Cabinet Secretary, gives his views on subjects ranging from the challenges facing the UK after it exits the EU, to bridging the gap between policy development and implementation, and rebuilding the public’s trust in the institutions that serve them.
How is government nurturing the leaders of the future? We hear from participants in the Government Digital Service Academy and the UK Statistics Authority’s High Potential Programme.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 was the biggest event of its kind ever held in the UK. What were the keys to its success? We asked Harriet Matthews, Director of Policy for CHOGM.
In the CSQ Interview, Andrea Siodmok describes the work of the Cabinet-Office-based Policy Lab, and its ambition to give cutting-edge support to the 17,000 policy-makers in government.
In July 2016, Campbell McCafferty was appointed the first Government Chief Security Officer. We interviewed him about a range of issues, including his priorities in the role and the security challenges facing the UK.
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.
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.
We asked Home Office data scientist Aimee Murphy what attracted her to the Civil Service and how she is using and developing her skills.
We asked Charlie Boundy, Head of Data Science at the Department for Work & Pensions, about the uses of data and what it’s like to be a government data scientist.
As she leaves the Civil Service, Una O’Brien, former Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, looks back at her successful career in the public sector, outlining the lessons she has to share with colleagues starting out or progressing their careers today.