Part of the Civil Service Reform agenda, the Talent Action Plan introduces a series of new measures to ensure the Civil Service is among the most female-friendly employers in the country, and the most talented people succeed and reach the top positions, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or disability.
all-male shortlists for senior recruitment and all-male selection panels will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances
all departments will nominate board-level diversity champions, with the power to drive change
all Permanent Secretaries and Directors-General will mentor one or more junior employees
action to provide women with more tailored support before, during and after maternity leave.
Updated Talent Action Plan published with new sections on Clear Leadership, Talent and Capability produced in response to 3 independent reports looking at staff experiences who are disabled (or with serious health issues), BAME or LGB&T.