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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GCS 2020 – 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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Why you should join the GCS Knowledge Hub

Thursday 30 May 2019

The GCS Insight and Evaluation team introduce GCS Knowledge Hub, the new knowledge-sharing group for government communicators.

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Alex Aiken on the PRCA Communications Census 2019

Friday 10 May 2019

I’ve just finished reading the new PRCA Communications Census. It’s claimed to be the most definitive analysis of the industry, it shows the industry where we are now, and where we are heading.

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Discussing Anxiety with Conversations: Connecting Diverse Voices

Thursday 9 May 2019

A Grade 6 and an HEO discuss their experiences communicating on anxiety and confidence issues as part of Conversations: Connecting Diverse Voices.

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Alex Aiken on why 2019 is the Year of Marketing

Thursday 2 May 2019

The importance of government communication is never to be underestimated – the work we do shapes opinions and improve lives across the country. It is also undeniable that today’s climate demands increasingly clear and strong marketing from the government, and we are committed to challenging ourselves and our ways of working to meet these demands.

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Conversations: Connecting Diverse Voices launches in 2019

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Communications professionals from across public services celebrate the launch of the second round of GCS’s diversity and inclusion focused mutual mentoring programme.

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Why you should apply for the Inspire programme

Monday 15 April 2019

Sasha Fuller, Head of External Affairs at the Department for Work and Pensions, writes about her experiences on the Inspire programme, and why you should apply to join it.

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Alex Aiken launches the Government Communication Plan 2019/20

Wednesday 10 April 2019

I’m delighted that today we have published the Government Communication Service’s functional plan for the year ahead. It is designed to set the direction for GCS, the profession and function as we focus on the important task of delivering for our communities and build a country that works for everyone.

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