Setting off on the right track: my first few weeks in internal comms

Tuesday 24 March 2015

It’s been 10 years, or so since I last worked at the Department of Transport (DfT). Not only is the building I work in different, but Victoria Street now has a cinema and there’s nearly as many coffee shops as there are civil servants, nearly. Change is never ending, not so much a curve anymore but a virtuous circle.

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The future of digital and social media in government comms

Monday 23 March 2015

The Prime Minister recently took part in a live BuzzFeed interview, perhaps making Buzzfeed the latest platform to move into the media mainstream.

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Communications and policy – bridging the gap

Tuesday 17 March 2015

In 2014, a change programme established the Government Communications Service (GCS) as the professional body for all government communicators, with the aim of creating an exceptional communications profession that delivers effective and efficient campaigns.

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Follow my leader…great for children, but not always in the office

Wednesday 11 March 2015

If we all continued the notion of blindly following my leader into adulthood, we might have a simple life, but what would we achieve?

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Digital Apprentices in government communications

Wednesday 11 March 2015

This week is National Apprenticeship Week so GCS caught up with Daniel Clayton, one of the first Digital Apprentices in government communications, to talk about his time in Defra so far.

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The duty we have to deliver: Russell Grossman, Director of Comms, BIS

Monday 9 March 2015

We’re currently holding a number of conferences across GCS to socialise the improvements we’re making to internal communications. Attendance has been excellent – thank you to all who have come. (More important still though is to practise what you have taken away).

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Making the best your standard in communications

Friday 6 March 2015

As government communicators, our communications have a global reach and often a global purpose.

This week I spoke to FCO colleagues at their Global Communications Conference about how communication serves the UK’s international objectives and how GCS, as a profession, can help them be consistently excellent.

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Disability Confident – our shortcuts to success

Wednesday 4 March 2015

The DWP’s Disability Confident campaign works with professional bodies and employers to challenge negative attitudes and improve employment opportunities for disabled people.

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South West IC conference: helping managers and leaders step up

Friday 27 February 2015

Before heading off for the ‘Internal communications and engagement – from vision to reality’ event in Swansea earlier this week, I thought I’d better have a quick refresher on The IC Space content.

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GCS what’s it all about? Pam Teare, Director of Comms, MoJ has the answers

Friday 27 February 2015

The GCS is now into its second year. For those of you who have joined in the last year – welcome – and for those of you who still have questions about the new service, I thought a refresher of what the GCS is all about might be timely.

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