“I employ the right person for the job”

Thursday 21 February 2019

Louise Fulton, Head of Internal Communications at the Legal Aid Agency, writes about working part-time for GCS.

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Why you should deliver a GCS Comms Exchange

Monday 18 February 2019

Kelly Dolan, who recently delivered a GCS Comms Exchange on Expo 2020 Dubai on behalf of DIT, shares her experience of delivering a GCS Comms Exchange and tells you why you should host your own.

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Alex Aiken introduces GCS 2020

Thursday 7 February 2019

Over the past few weeks I’ve been visiting departments and agencies to assess the quality of communication and leadership across the GCS. I’ve been extremely impressed by the exceptional work I’ve seen and inspired to consider where we can improve further to use our skills to explain policy and help deliver services.

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Rapid Response Unit: A Year in Digital Trends

Tuesday 22 January 2019

An analysis of 2018’s digital trends provides essential insights into the modern media landscape, for all government communicators.

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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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