Welcome to the Government Communication Service

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

GCS Leadership Lunch & Learn: Balancing the urgent with the important

Tuesday 25th April

This is the second session in the series of ‘GCS Leadership Lunch & Learn' events, designed to share expertise and experience amongst developing leaders across GCS in an informal, discursive environment over the lunch hour.

Aspire Course: Online Crisis Response

Monday 10th April

This course is designed for a broad audience of professional government communicators including those who manage media relations, work in strategic or internal communications, or are responsible for corporate communications channels.

Aspire Course: Future Engage Deliver – Leaders in communications masterclass

Monday 10th April

This GCS tailored leadership masterclass aims to inspire communications professionals to deliver more efficiently through better engagement and empowerment.

Ministry of Defence: Deputy Secretary

Closing date:

18 April



Skilled People – Better Outcomes

Thursday 16 March 2017

Next month marks the start of the new professional learning curriculum for government communicators. To start the preparations for its launch, GCS recently hosted leading communicators from public services including Natural England, Ofsted, Environment Agency, Student Loans, Network Rail, NHS Business Services and the UK Space Agency.

What can we learn from the past 100 years?

Thursday 9 March 2017

Monday 6 March saw the launch of 'A Celebration: 100 Years of Government Communications'. It was in 1917 that the government of the day set up the Ministry of Information. 100 years later, we are the GCS.