What we do

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

Sue Owen

Sue Owen

Sue Owen is the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Culture, Media & Sport and the Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion Champion and LGB&TI Champion.

Jon Thompson

Jon Thompson

Since June 2015, Jon has been the Civil Service Social Mobility Champion.

He was appointed Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in April 2016 after more than three years as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence.

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, committed to promoting and ensuring equality and valuing diversity. Read more about our work on our blog.

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.

Contact the Civil Service

Media enquiries

General enquiries

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