Welcome to the Government Communication Service

The professional body for people working in communications roles across government.

Future Engage Deliver

Wednesday 21 December

This GCS tailored leadership masterclass aims to inspire communications professionals to deliver more efficiently through better engagement and empowerment. Although aimed at IO / SIO level (or equivalent), this course is suitable for Grade 7 and 6 staff who want to grow their leadership skills.

Introduction to Government Communications

Wednesday 11 January

If you have recently joined government communication you need to know the role of your new profession, the tools you are expected to use, and what resources are available for you to develop your skills as a communicator.

Online Crisis Response

Tuesday 13 December

Government has to deal with issues and crises on a regular basis. Communications professionals need to be able to tell the two apart, and implement handling strategies rapidly under pressure. This practical full day course covers both the strategic and tactics needed to handle a range of tricky situations with a focus on digital channels.

Insolvency Service: Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Closing date:

21 October


Available nationally, but preferable that post-holder is located in London or Birmingham. Regular travel to London will be required.

Cabinet Office excl agencies: Head of GCS Capability & Standards

Closing date:

28 October



Department for International Trade: Director of Communications

Closing date:

17 October



What does successful modern media relations look like?

Thursday 1 December 2016

What does successful modern media relations look like? What is it for, who is it for and how does it fit with the Modern Communications Operating Model (MCOM)? These are just some of the questions that we had we set out on one of the most important and wide-ranging pieces of work ever to be attempted by the GCS.

How to make a campaign GREAT

Friday 25 November 2016

Two months into my GCS apprenticeship at the Cabinet Office, I had the chance to attend the annual Comms Academy event in the stunning St George’s Hall, Liverpool.