Diversity and inclusion

Our approach to diversity and inclusion (D&I) 

The Government Communication Service (GCS) will become a leading employer and champion for diversity to reflect the modern Britain that we serve.

We aim for diversity, not only in the Civil Service, but across the marketing, PR and the communications sector.  We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a workforce that at all grades reflects the diverse communities we serve. 

In 2017, we launched our diversity strategy, with a view to improve representation for gender at senior leadership levels, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups at all grades and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Aim for 2020

Building on our objectives to 2020, we will focus on 3 key areas:

1. An inclusive GCS – improving the experience, engagement, and culture of our communications community across the UK

2. A representative GCS – attracting, recruiting and developing communicators who are reflective of the society we serve

In addition to this a new priority:

3. Diversity in Delivery – World leaders in integrating D&I into our practice as a communication function, demonstrating inclusive practice across our delivery.

Staff groups and mentoring opportunities

Connecting Diverse Voices

A cross-government mutual mentoring programme seeking to amplify the diversity of voices within the GCS by partnering senior leaders with diverse colleagues.