Officials working in some of the many organisations and functions that make up government give us a glimpse inside their world
This bumper summer issue is dedicated to creating a portrait of today's civil service, in all its diverse – and sometimes unexpected – glory. People working in some of the myriad organisations and functions that make up government, from many professions and backgrounds, tell us what brought them into the civil service and give us a glimpse inside their world. We speak to a prison governor, a meat inspector, an apprentice, a diplomat and many more besides.
The feature is a perfect illustration of Ministry of Justice permanent secretary Antonia Romeo's point – made at the annual CSW Leadership Lecture – that the civil service is "now more representative of the people we serve" and her call for leaders to do "all we can to be as representative of society as possible". This issue share the highlights of her lecture.
Meanwhile, civil service chief operating officer Alex Chisholm gives us the inside scoop on the three-year plan for government’s use of digital and data.
Elsewhere in this issue:
- What does it mean to have gravitas, and is it still relevant in a diverse and inclusive workplace?
- Why many autistic officials still feel they must hide their diagnosis, and how managers can support them more effectively
- A civil servant's guide to delegated powers
- A look at government's ambitious apprenticeship plans, and how job cuts on the horizon might affect the future of the agenda
Read all this and much more in CSW's summer issue.