Checklist to help you settle into your new role in the Government Communication Service (GCS). Find out what to expect from your line manager, and your department.

Within the first two weeks

This list should form part of your local induction. Within the first two weeks of starting a new role you should aim to read:

You should:

Within the first three months

You should:

  • Agree objectives with your line manager
  • Understand the departmental performance process
  • Discuss development needs with your line manager
  • Book a place on the Aspire Introduction to Government Communications
  • Meet with your Director of Communications (DoC)/senior leader
  • Be matched with a buddy (if appropriate)
  • See our recommended reading list

    Professional bodies

    Find out the benefits, discounts, and offers available for GCS members through professional bodies:

    • PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association)
    • CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing)
    • CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations)
    • MRS (Market Research Society)

    Social media presence