Want to offer a different perspective? Join the GCS Shadow Board

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Now in our third year, the GCS Shadow Board provide a fresh and alternative voice to the GCS. As part of the GCS governance structure, we act as a sounding board for the Directors of Communications group and GCS Professional Standards team.

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Making Friends and Influencing People: The External Perspective

Thursday 21 March 2019

During what is a busy time for us all, I was delighted to have the opportunity to take stock of the progress the External Affairs profession has made at an event held at the Foreign Office.

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Congratulations to the Department for Work and Pensions for winning Gold at the Public Service Communications Awards

Friday 15 March 2019

The ‘You Work, Your Pension Works’ campaign from DWP supports the automatic enrolment policy, implemented in 2012 to reverse the decline in the number of people saving into a workplace pension.

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Working as a GCS Apprentice in DIT

Thursday 14 March 2019

I’ve never really known what I wanted to be growing up. I certainly never thought I’d see myself in the Civil Service. But since starting the GCS apprenticeship in October 2017, I have been working at the heart of government in the Department for International Trade (DIT).

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Towards GCS 2020: GCS Leaders’ Conference

Monday 4 March 2019

The GCS Leaders’ Conference addressed out the upcoming challenges and opportunities facing government communications professionals across the UK to deliver Government priorities, and laid out the tools and guidance GCS provides to help them deliver world-class public service communications.

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Working as a GCS Apprentice

Monday 25 February 2019

Sophie Barber, a GCS Apprentice at HMRC, writes about her experience as a GCS Apprentice and gives her top tips to people thinking about applying.

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“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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