Standards, Democracy and Communities: GCS Challenges for 2019

Monday 14 January 2019

Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communications, sets out the challenges and opportunities for the Government Communication Service in 2019.

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Sign up for the UK at Expo 2020 Dubai Comms Exchange

Friday 21 December 2018

On 30th January, DIT is running a two-hour workshop on how HMG will promote the UK at the second largest event on Earth – Expo 2020 Dubai. Learn how DIT is convening the whole of Whitehall to maximise this major international moment for the UK, with 190 participating nations and 25 million expected visits.

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The Go Home Healthy Campaign – preventing work-related ill health

Thursday 20 December 2018

The Health and Safety Executive’s Go Home Healthy campaign won a silver award at the Public Service Communications Awards. Jill Inglis, Senior Communications Manager at the HSE, explains how the campaign helps to prevent work-related ill health.

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The challenge facing government communicators

Thursday 13 December 2018

As government communicators, our role is to inform, explain, and engage the public we serve as well as to inform the policy debate. We have a critical role to play in helping the government find solutions to meet the public’s need.

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Data and Ducks: Behind HMRC’s award-winning Self Assessment campaign

Wednesday 28 November 2018

HMRC’s Self Assessment campaign won the Platinum award at October’s Public Service Communications Excellence Awards. Joanna Singer, Head of Campaigns at HMRC, explains why the campaign was so successful.

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Becoming the partner of choice for African nations: working cross-Government to tell the story

Thursday 22 November 2018

Tim Singleton, Director of Communications at DfID, explains the crucial role of cross-government strategic communications in making the UK the partner of choice for African nations.

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Start Mutual Mentoring Today

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Communications professionals from across public services celebrate the success of the GCS’ pioneering mutual mentoring programme and launch the next recruitment round.

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‘Unleash your inner thespian’ – Celebrating the publication of 100 Years of Government Communication

Monday 19 November 2018

Communicators from across government joined the former head of the Civil Service, a former ambassador to the US, Alex Aiken and historian Alexander McKenna to discuss ‘100 Years of Government Communication’ at Admiralty House on 12 November.

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Sign up for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference Comms Exchange

Tuesday 13 November 2018

The Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, held 11-12 October, bought together stakeholders from around the world to tackle the crime of wildlife trafficking. Join the GCS Comms Exchange on 27 November to find out more.

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GCS Interns and the Shadow Board

Friday 26 October 2018

GCS Interns received specialist training in presentations skills from the GCS Shadow Board ahead of their pitches to senior Government communications professionals at the internship closing event.

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