Interviews & Features
The DVLA chief executive explains to Civil Service World how the agency has been transformed into a digital business, and what Whitehall can learn from its base in Swansea
Many British civil servants who worked in India leading up to the 1947 partition 'wrestled with...
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Interview: Arts and Humanities Research Council chief Andrew Thompson on the impact of Brexit and importance of history in policymaking
As an academic specialising in modern empire, Andrew Thompson knows a lot about the trials and tribulations of large organisations. He also runs one. The chief executive of the Arts and Humanities...
Life as a civil servant, how to manage red boxes and lessons from NHS reform: Lunch with… Andrew Lansley
Baron Lansley reflects on life in government versus life as a civil servant, over a pot of Earl Grey with Suzannah Brecknell
From Jags to jabs: how Jeremy Marlow went from John Prescott’s speechwriter to driving NHS efficiency
After a wide-ranging career in the civil service, including a spell as John Prescott’s speechwriter, Jeremy Marlow is now focused on driving efficiency in the NHS. He speaks to Richard Vize about...
Feature: Outgoing civil service commissioners on how Brexit, pay restraint and diversity affect Whitehall
At the end of March, three members of the Civil Service Commission, which regulates recruitment and promotes the Civil Service Code, ended their five-year term in office. Kathryn Bishop, Wanda...
Feature: Perm secs Alex Chisholm and Richard Heaton reveal top Whitehall concerns and share leadership tips
Departmental chiefs open up about areas of concern across government, including the need to focus on delivery and the impact of London house prices on the civil service
Tony Meggs interview: Infrastructure chief on improving delivery and getting project management professionals into Whitehall's most senior roles
After a career at the top of industry, Tony Meggs joined the civil service to lead Whitehall’s work on project management. He speaks to Richard Johnstone about improving delivery across government...
Understanding users is vital to any change project – but it’s not a simple task. Colin Marrs reports on a round table exploring innovative methods of user research
As the Civil Service Commission highlights “negligible” progress on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic diversity in its annual report – and cautions that appointment panels often face “...
Alastair Whitehead, Theresa May's private secretary for home affairs, also shares how he draws on his policing experience for life in Whitehall
Digital technology is having an impact on civil service workplaces, but is that enough to drive transformation? Gill Hitchcock reports on a recent round table discussion
Don't wait for 'the one' and take inspiration from Lennon and McCartney: job-sharing tips from civil servants
We hear how job-sharing can improve engagement and effectiveness – and what the civil service is doing to support it