GCS career framework published

The GCS career framework is for everyone in government communications. It’s a useful guide that can help you develop your career, as well as improve your skills, raise professional standards and deliver outstanding campaigns.

Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communications said:

“This framework is for everybody interested in developing a career in government communication – whether you’re working in a policy role and want to move into communications, a longstanding member of GCS looking to progress your career, or a school leaver exploring apprenticeship opportunities.

“I look forward to working with you as we use this framework to create an exceptional communication profession.”

The GCS career framework has been published this week. Developed as part of the ‘Our People’ strand of GCS 2020, the framework gives a snapshot of core communication disciplines as reflected in the MCOM model. It includes an overview of skills, experience and capability needed for different grades and job roles, as well as case studies from staff across departments and arms-length bodies (ALBs).

The framework is mapped to Success Profiles and can be used by everyone in the GCS as part of their Personal Development Plan, as well as by line managers and hiring managers. It signposts to the GCS professional development offer, learning and development which is available to all GCS members.

Written by the Professional Standards Team, with input from Heads of Profession, the framework is for everybody interested in developing a career in government communication.