Government Communications Functional Standard published

Friday 9 August 2019

Government Communications Function standard published by GCS. The new standard underpinned by extensive GCS guidance and resources sets the expectations for the management and practice of government communications.

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Welsh language guidance published

Monday 5 August 2019

The UK Government in Wales has developed guidance with input from the Welsh Language Commissioner’s office to provide you with general advice when planning and delivering bilingual communications activity aimed at Welsh speakers.

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Book now for the GCS and LGcomms Public Service Communications Academy 2019

Tuesday 23 July 2019

The Public Service Communications Academy will feature over 30 masterclasses and workshops covering the themes of Raising our Standards, Strengthening our Democracy and Delivering for our Communities.

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GCS wins at PRCA Internship and Apprenticeship Awards

Friday 19 July 2019

On Wednesday 17 July, the Professional Standards team attended the PRCA Internship and Apprenticeship awards ceremony, an industry awards programme aimed at celebrating diversity and inclusion within the PR and communications industry.

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GCS welcomes new interns

Thursday 18 July 2019

After a rigorous search for interns and a record-breaking number of applications, GCS has welcomed 71 interns for a 6 – 12 week placement across 25 government departments and agencies.

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Congratulations to the Department for Work and Pensions for winning Campaign of the Month

Friday 5 July 2019

The Department for Work and Pensions has won Campaign of the Month with their Workplace Pension campaign and partnership with Gogglebox.

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Congratulations: GCS Apprentices graduate

Friday 5 July 2019

The GCS Apprenticeship scheme has celebrated its second graduation ceremony, with 90% of apprentices having secured roles in the civil service following their apprenticeship, and 79% having passed their Level 4 PR and Communications Assistant Standard.

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Enter the Public Service Communications Excellence Awards 2019

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Tell us about your excellent public service communications, enter the joint GCS, LGA and LG Communications Public Service Communications Awards 2019. Regardless of budget, discipline or channel we are seeking the best of the best, campaigns that make a real difference.

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Congratulations to the National Cyber Security Centre for winning Campaign of the Month

Wednesday 12 June 2019

The National Cyber Security Centre won Campaign of the Month with the CyberFirst Girls Competition, a nationwide contest to inspire and encourage young girls across the UK to consider IT at GCSE and to ultimately pursue a career in cyber security.

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Welcome to GCS – Directors of Communications appointments

Friday 17 May 2019

Alex Aiken, Executive Director for Government Communications and Head of Profession congratulates colleagues appointed to Directors of Communications roles for the profession.

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