Chris Skidmore MP, Minister for the Constitution, champions new GCS D&I strategy

Monday 24 July 2017

On behalf of the Government Communication Service (GCS) I am proud to present this 2017/18 strategy for diversity and inclusion.

“This year’s strategy builds on the commitments published last year to drive a diverse, inclusive and vibrant communication profession for communicators in every government department and agency.

Improving diversity and inclusion is a commitment I am also making, as Minister for the Constitution for the Cabinet Office and for the Civil Service as a whole.”

Chris Skidmore, Minister for the Constitution, Cabinet Office and Chair of the Government Communication Service Board.

The 2017/18 strategy, launched today, commits the Government Communication Service to recruit, promote, train and support a diverse and inclusive profession and outlines what that means to us in practice. It also reports on the excellent progress made together over the last year.

Diversity is more than just an organisational goal; it is a personal commitment from all members of our profession and from our professional governing bodies to make the GCS a diverse and inclusive place to work where our people have access to varied careers, are supported and invested in and where different views are respected.

We look forward to continuing the conversation and developing our approach with you.

Read the GCS Diversity Strategy