GCS flex team

The GCS Flex team is a pool expert communication professionals including Senior Communication Managers (SIO) and Head of Communications (G7).

Flex team access is available for GCS members only, not for affiliate members.

Borrow an expert

The core objectives of the flex team are to:

  • help GCS deliver the annual government communications plan by filling capability gaps in essential roles
  • provide expertise where departments have specific short/medium term needs, and transfer skills during the assignment
  • allow GCS to retain top talent where acknowledged high performers are between roles, unexpectedly surplus or looking for wider developmental experience

How to get extra resource for your team

The GCS Flex Team is currently planning its short-term assignments for 2020/21. 

If your department needs Grade 7 or SIO resource to help you meet priority campaigns, use the following form:

Flex team bid form (Word, 4 pages, 18KB)

Email the completed form to gcsflex@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

A member of the Flex Team will then contact you to discuss your requirements and decide what support we can offer.