COVID-19 Response

Communications Industry Support (CIS) Initiative

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government Communication Service has established an advisory panel of leaders from across the communications industry to provide expert challenge, advice and support for the Government’s COVID-19 communication activities.

The panel will provide unified strategic leadership for the profession and offer practical support for communications specialists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Communications Industry Support (CIS) Initiative, aims to support communications specialists whose jobs have already been affected by COVID-19. If your job has been affected or you have become unemployed due to the pandemic, and have the communications skills and expertise to work in government, register your interest.

Register your interest

Register your interest in short term, interim roles in the Government Communication Service.


You can also have a look at the latest civil service permanent jobs .

Develop your skills

We offer a whole curriculum designed to help communicators sharpen their skills in every key communication discipline. Take a look at our self-guided learning and development options in our academy.

You can access additional resources provided by public bodies, organisations and charities: 

Advisory panel

The advisory panel includes leaders from across the UK communications industry: