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What the Civil Service does

The Civil Service helps the government of the day develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible.

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Meet some of our diversity & inclusion champions

Melanie Dawes

Melanie Dawes

Melanie Dawes is Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. In April 2019, as Chair of the Civil Service People Board, she was appointed as the overall champion for Diversity & Inclusion in the Civil Service. She was previously Civil Service Gender Champion.
Philip Rutnam

Philip Rutnam

Philip Rutnam joined the Home Office as Permanent Secretary in April 2017. He was previously Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport (DfT) for five years.

He was appointed Civil Service Disability Champion in 2015.

Follow Philip on Twitter: @PhilipRutnam
Richard Heaton

Richard Heaton

Richard Heaton became the Civil Service Race Champion in April 2014.

He has been Permanent Secretary for MOJ since August 2015. Before that he was Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office (from August 2012).

Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion

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The Civil Service is a modern and diverse workplace reflecting the communities we serve, with an ambition to become the UK¡¯s most inclusive employer by 2020, where people are able to bring their whole selves to work and perform at their best.

Civil Service Learning

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Civil Service Learning provides courses and resources for developing skills common to all UK civil servants in all Civil Service roles.

Civil Service Pensions

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This is for current and prospective members of the Civil Service pension arrangements. It also contains links to information for past members who are not yet receiving their pension.

There are also links for pensioners who are already receiving their Civil Service pension.

What shape expert are you?

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A short film explaining what being a T-shaped expert means, and why it's important to the future of the Civil Service.

'A Brilliant Civil Service'

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The vision of the Civil Service of the future.

Discover careers in the Civil Service

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A career in the Civil Service offers you:

- the opportunity to make a difference to people¡¯s lives in the UK
- learning on the job and good career development opportunities
- flexible working hours and comprehensive benefits

You can now explore careers across the Civil Service on the Civil Service Careers website.

Contact the Civil Service

Media enquiries

Propriety and Civil Service

020 7276 0102

General enquiries

Communications team
70 Whitehall
United Kingdom

General enquiries

020 7276 1234