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Recognising and celebrating a brilliant Civil Service

Written by Darra Singh, OBE, Partner, Government & Public Sector Lead, EY on 5 October 2017

I love this time of year; for more than a decade this has been the season for celebration when we recognise and praise our world class public servants. Every year I am astounded by the showcase of outstanding work by individuals and teams who demonstrate integrity, diversity, innovation, energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead. These values are the fundamental beliefs that underpin EY as an organisation and those that I believe are key drivers to ultimately improve public services for the benefit of citizens and wider society.

Civil Service Live 2017 and building 'A Brilliant Civil Service'

Written by John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office on 19 July 2017

This last run was our biggest ever, with more than 15,000 civil servants in attendance, 840 different plenaries and seminars, nearly 900 mentoring sessions, 1,500 speakers from across the Civil Service, and more than 250 exhibitors from government departments, suppliers, and sponsors, across the seven days of events.

Are you building a skilled team? Enter the Civil Service Awards

Written by Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence on 19 July 2017

The Civil Service Awards are a great way to showcase the excellent work completed to a high standard by teams and individuals across the Civil Service. I have the pleasure of being the Category Champion for the skills category again this year.

One Team Government – part of a brilliant Civil Service

Written by Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service on 19 July 2017

On 29 June, around 200 people gathered in London for the first of a series of events called One Team Government.

Civil Service Awards 2017 - bringing inspirational leadership to life

Written by Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions on 19 July 2017

In last year’s People Survey, 88% of my colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) identified leadership as something everyone should do, no matter what their grade. I’m sure this is a view shared across the Civil Service, and we heard some great stories of outstanding leadership at all levels of the organisation recently at Civil Service Live.

Civil Service Awards 2017 - let’s celebrate inspirational individuals and outstanding teams

Written by Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice on 14 July 2017

It's awards season.  In particular, you have until 21 July to nominate someone for the Civil Service Awards 2017.

I love these awards, for three reasons:  

What it means to us to be nominated for a Civil Service Award (part 2)

Written by Mikhaila Fish on 23 November 2016

The 11th annual Civil Service Awards will be presented on Thursday 24 November,  acknowledging excellence and innovation in public service. We asked the shortlisted nominees for their reactions to this recognition. Here are some of their responses.

 

What it means to us to be nominated for a Civil Service Award

Written by Civil Service Blog Team on 23 November 2016

The 11th annual Civil Service Awards will be presented on Thursday 24 November,  acknowledging excellence and innovation in public service. We asked the shortlisted nominees for their reactions to this recognition. These are just some of their responses.

 

What winning the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Award meant to me (part 1)

Written by John Norcliffe, HMRC on 18 November 2016

I suspect no-one was more surprised than I was to be awarded the overall Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion Award in 2015.

What I had done was take the idea of a Development Day (from a Talent Scheme I had designed) and use it to help BAME colleagues who had applied unsuccessfully for the EmbRace programme in HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).  

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