You are GCS: Eligibility

If you are a government communicator and if the organisation you work for is listed on GOV.UK, you are part of GCS, together with thousands of comms professionals in the UK.

You can access all the curriculum and guidance on this website as well as Academy courses that are password protected. Ask your Development Advisor or Director of Communication’s office in your organisation or department for this password.

Those organisations not listed can still access valuable content on this website including professional guidance, news and blogs, plus some podcasts and webinars.

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The GCS Newsletter

We curate the best of the week in our Thursday newsletter, making sure you are in the know on what to know. Fine-tune your skills, and get the inside track on topics that matter.

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Monday Matters

Aimed at GCS colleagues who are Grade 7 and above, this Monday update provides a brief rundown for line managers to cascade to their teams, as well as leadership hot topics.

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Volunteer for GCS

Volunteering for the Government Communication Service (GCS) means getting access to opportunities to do a secondment or a communication role for a major event or a project.

You can apply using the information on that page or submit an opportunity for your team. 

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Attend the Public Service Communications Academy 2021

This annual event is for local and central government colleagues.

A mix of learning, expert speakers, networking, practical training and interactive sessions for communications professionals at all career levels.

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Book your place: 23 and 24 November 2021

Submit your entry for this year’s award:

Public Service Communications Awards entry form (Word document)

Access training

We offer more than 200 learning resources via our curriculum and also partner with professional bodies.


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Comms Exchange

Our live online events, Comms Exchanges, are opportunities to learn about innovation and best practices in government communications. You can share insight, ideas and knowledge and network with colleagues.

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Campaign of the month

Share the work and success of your team. Each month, the creativity of government communicators and the impact of their work is celebrated, with our Campaign of the Month.

Enter your team for the GCS Campaign of the month

Development Award

This is our initiative to recognise the achievements of government communicators in the area of learning and development, following the launch of our curriculum.

Enter the quarterly Development Award