Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Our ambition is that GCS becomes the global leader for equality, diversity and inclusion in our profession.
The GCS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan
As government communicators, it’s our responsibility to communicate the objectives and policies of the government to the public.
However, we’ll only communicate effectively with everyone when we draw on, and develop, talent from every community, and we’ll only be able to create truly innovative communications when everyone in our teams feels valued and encouraged to share their ideas.
That’s why we’re launching our GCS EDI Action Plan, with clear objectives to build a diverse GCS where everyone feels they belong and can flourish, and a GCS that understands every community it serves, communicating effectively with everyone.
As government communicators, producing accessible, inclusive communications is essential to communicate effectively with our audiences. We have produced several resources to support communicators do so:
- Accessible communications webpage
- Five principles to make your campaigns more inclusive
- Planning, creating and publishing accessible social media campaigns
- On-demand accessibility learning
Mentoring is a fantastic opportunity to receive support in furthering your career and in building your network.
A diverse and inclusive Civil Service
The Civil Service is at its best when it reflects the diversity of the country as a whole and is able to understand what the public needs. Find out more with the following resources: