A blueprint for government communication

Monday 9 December 2019

David Rose, Head of GCS Communications, explains how MCOM 2.0 can help all of us in public service communications to make the best, standard.

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Using the GCS career framework as a roadmap to success

Friday 6 December 2019

The GCS career framework is a roadmap to an exciting and fulfilling career for everyone working in public service communications.

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Mentoring: get a thrill from helping people

Wednesday 4 December 2019

How mentors have the opportunity to give something back, build capability across the Government Communication Profession and why you should consider taking part.

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Year of Marketing lessons: The Data Opportunity

Wednesday 4 December 2019

This post comes to you as part of the ‘Year of Marketing Lessons’ blog series. The series aims to keep GCS readers up to date with the latest insights on the six ‘YoM Opportunities’, by laying out key learnings from individual YoM events that take place over the course of the programme. You can read […]

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Alex Aiken introduces the GCS Career Framework

Thursday 28 November 2019

I’ve been lucky in my career to cover most of the areas of professional practice that comprise “communication”.  I started off as a press officer, and thought for some time that this was the main tool of our work. I was offered, and accepted a role in ‘campaigns’ and discovered a whole new set of […]

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Defining what it means to be a leader in the GCS

Friday 22 November 2019

Leading the GCS Way” is part of our GCS 2020 transformation programme. Here, Tess Tinker and James Staff talk about their work to launch a new model for communication leadership practice.

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How can you help your organisation live its values

Friday 1 November 2019

At the Public Service Communications Academy 5 November, I’ll be sharing 10 learnings from our Ministry of Justice (MOJ) values campaign. Internal communications can help drive the culture we want in our organisation, and one way is through embedding our organisational values.

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What Black History Month means to me

Monday 28 October 2019

Tanaye Reid Project Support Officer asked Cheryl King-McDowall, Deputy Director Professional Standards, what Black History Month means to her and to share her insights on being a black woman in a senior position.

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GCS2020 – Making the Best, Standard

Wednesday 16 October 2019

The Government Communication Service is the professional body for all government communications professionals. With some 4500 of us across over 350 different UK government departments, public bodies and devolved administrations, that means our work in communications must make the best, standard.

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Connecting Diverse Voices: Diversity of Thought

Tuesday 9 July 2019

GCS Apprentice, Gabriella Jessup, writes about her experience attending a training workshop on “Diversity of Thought”, as part of the Conversations Connecting Diverse Voice (CCDV) programme. The session was delivered by MoD officials and based on their Department’s response to the Iraq Inquiry (Chilcot) Report.

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