Keela Shackell-Smith describes how she helped break the Environment Agency’s glass ceiling and increase the percentage of women in senior roles
New report shows rise in successful applications to graduate scheme from black and minority ethnic candidates, but slight dip in proportion of...
Transformation programme director Michael Beaven takes up post with private firm after...
Treasury minister Greg Hands tells pay review bodies to target higher rises in areas which would improve recruitment and retention
The Office of National Statistics will now be able to compare progress of...
Recruitment drive for job centre staff on temporary contracts slammed by PCS in the wake of departures of permanent staff
Successful bidders for government contracts will see agreed commitments to apprentice recruitment written into contracts above £10m from next month
Crown Commercial Service says extension of licensing deal with Oracle lays the foundation of a “more collaborative” relationship
Three new members join former DfE non-executive Sir Theodore Agnew as Ministry of Justice’s non-executive board
Outgoing digital chief Mike Bracken cites "stresses and strains" of the job – but says Government as a Platform plans still being assessed
Catherine Arnold, Britain's ambassador in Mongolia, on promoting 'Brand GB' in east-central Asia – and why challenging perceptions is so important
“I'm still in regular contact with a lot of my former civil servants”: Labour politician Sir Ian McCartney shares his reflections on Whitehall
What do ministers really think of their officials? We asked Sir Ian McCartney – a former trade minister – to appraise the civil service
Opinion: The Trade Union Bill ignores the positive role that unions can play
What do ministers really think of their officials? We asked Baroness Northover – a government whip during the coalition’s time in office – to appraise the civil service
What’s life like at the sharp end of public services? A modern foreign languages teacher tells Sarah Aston about the pros and cons of changes to the schools system
Opinion: Robust statistical analysis has to go hand-in-hand with clear communication, says Jonathan Athow of the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
"A feeble minister blames the civil service for not delivering his policies" - William Waldegrave interviewed by Peter Hennessy
A connoisseur of the Whitehall machine and an expert on the British prime ministers he has known, William Waldegrave has had a remarkable political career. Peter Hennessy meets him
Ordnance Survey is learning to navigate a new digital landscape. But that doesn’t mean paper maps are folding for good, new CEO Nigel Clifford tells Colin Marrs
Jess Bowie breaks bread with the outspoken chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
As director general of the powerful Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat, it’s the job of Antonia Romeo to make sure...
Between advising the foreign secretary on crucial policy matters and overseeing a network of 13,600 staff – 9,000 of whom are overseas – arch-diplomat Sir Simon Fraser has been busy championing...
The Francis Maude interview: "Buy-in is great, but the civil service doesn’t have a veto on its own reform"
As Cabinet Office minister, Francis Maude has overseen the biggest shake-up of the civil service in living memory – and earned a reputation as ‘a man trying to fight everyone in the pub at the...
As the DfE vows to accelerate its flagship school reform programme, Mark Rowe asks whether government has the capacity to deliver
Modern government pulls ministers in every direction at once, which makes the officials in charge of their diaries indispensable. But as former civil servant Dunstan Hadley explains, fitting it...
Colin Marrs speaks to Tom Woodroffe – former adviser to William Hague – about the Foreign Office’s mission to put tackling sexual violence in conflict at the top of the international agenda
Theatre review: Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's retelling of George Orwell's classic makes for a superbly nervy viewing experience
Channel 4’s new comedy pokes fun at Whitehall, but it’s more Skins than The Thick of It, says Sarah Aston
The British Library’s major new show marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. After a morning spent among scrolls and artifacts – including King John’s back molars – Jacqueline Tenreiro gives...