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 Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion Champion and LGB&TI 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.

Contact the Civil Service

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General enquiries

Communications team
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London
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