Operational delivery professionals are the most numerous in the Civil Service and, for many people using public services,
are the face and voice of government.
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 new Success Profiles will allow managers to take a broader view of job candidates and whether they have the right skills, experience, behaviours and strengths for the role.
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.
How has the approach to government communications changed over the last 100 years, and what lessons have we learnt?
The Government Commercial Function was instrumental in cushioning the impact of the collapse of Carillion, a major supplier of services to government.
In this the 17th edition of Civil Service Quarterly, we consider the role of cross-government functions in supporting improvements in the delivery of policy and services. For example, we look at how the Commercial Function helped government tackle the collapse of Carillion; and how collaboration between multiple departments and agencies was critical to the clean-up after the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
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A new competition-led approach for creating solutions to some of the defence and security challenges of the 21st century.
Read about the creation of the Geospatial Commission, the new body to help exploit the huge potential of data about location and place to fuel new businesses and better public services.