Welcome to the Government Communication Service

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

GCS Leadership Roadshows

Thursday 4th, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th May

Back by popular demand, the half-day roadshows are aimed at grade 7s and SIOs not currently on talent programmes focusing on leadership in the context of the communications profession. First roadshow dates have been released...

Discover DESIGN102

Tuesday 25th April

Richard Heaton (Permanent Secretary MoJ) and Alex Aiken (Executive Director Government Comms) invite GCS members to join them for an event exploring the work of DESIGN102.

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 environment.

Ministry of Defence: Deputy Secretary

Closing date:

18 April



Making the right judg(e)ment

Wednesday 5 April 2017

The chances are you’ve never heard of the Judicial Office (JO); the relatively small but crucial part of the civil service where I work.

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.