Lead technical writer: skills they need

The skills needed by lead technical writers in government.



This is the standardised cross-government guidance for the lead technical writer role.

There is 1 other role level in technical writing:

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Published 23 March 2017
Last updated 2 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. We have replaced content about the Civil Service Competency Framework with content about the new Civil Service Success Profile Framework.
  2. Following a change in naming conventions, we have changed 'capabilities' to 'skills' and 'levels of mastery' to 'skill levels'.
  3. We have added the capability 'Technical understanding' in response to a request from the community.
  4. Version 2 of this guidance contains updated capabilities and some remapping of Civil Service competencies to the job role.
  5. First published.