Volunteering for the Government Communication Service (GCS) means getting access to opportunities to do a secondment, a loan or expression of interest. You can:

  • apply for a role
  • submit an opportunity for your team

Volunteer for GCS (members only)


Innovation with Project Spark!

The GCS Innovation Lab is launching Spark!, a Dragon’s Den-style opportunity for GCS members from across ALBs and central government.

Submit your innovative ideas Project Spark!

Resourcing for your team

The GCS Flex Team is a pool of expert communication professionals that can help departments, agencies and arms-length bodies deliver priority projects and campaigns.

The team can quickly pick up briefs, integrate and embed immediately into your organisation and start delivering impact from day one.

GCS Flex Team

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The GCS Newsletter

We curate the best of the fortnight 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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GCS Senior Leadership Newsletter

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

To sign up email gcs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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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 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.