Civil Service Awards 2015: shortlist unveiled

Find out which civil servants and departmental teams are in the running for an award


By Civil Service World

28 Sep 2015

The full shortlist for the 10th annual Civil Service Awards has been unveiled.

The awards – which cover a range of categories including best analysis and use of evidence; building capability and skills, and a new award for jargon-free communication – will be handed out at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace on November 12.

Among those judging this year's accolades are permanent secretaries including the Department of Health's Una O'Brien, International Development's Mark Lowcock, and Education's Chris Wormald. Cabinet secretary Jeremy Heywood has tweeted his congratulations to those officials who made it onto the shortlist.

The full list is below – and you can find out more details over on the dedicated Civil Service Awards site, run by CSW's parent company Dods.

The Analysis and Use of Evidence Award
Legacy Policy and Analytical Teams: Scottish Government
The Cross-Agency Campylobacter team: Food Standards Agency
Airports Commission Secretariat: Department for Transport

The Building Capability and Skills Award
DWP Digital Academy: Department for Work and Pensions
FCO Diplomatic Academy: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Personal Tax Operations Delivering Customer Service Programme: HM Revenue & Customs

The Award for Clarity
The Treasury Digital Team: HM Treasury
Dr Emma Small: Welsh Government
Dr Oliver Carter: Department of Health

The Commercial Award
Commercial and Contract Management - Transforming Rehabilitation: Ministry of Justice
Melanie Banks and Beccy Purcell: Crown Commercial Service
Housing Markets and Guarantees: Department for Communities and Local Government

The Communication Award
Department for Education Communications Team: Department for Education
Ebola Campaign, Department of Health & Department for International Development
Not Just For Boys team: Department for Work and Pensions

The Dame Lesley Strathie Operational Excellence Award
Immigration Health Surcharge (Joint Nomination with the Department of Health): Home Office
Working Out Team, HMP Standford Hill: National Offender Management Service
Pension Wise: HM Treasury

The Digital Award
Companies House Service: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
MapSearch Project: HM Land Registry
Your Tax Account: HM Revenue & Customs

The Financial Management Award
DWP Child Maintenance Programme: Department for Work and Pensions
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Finance Team: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
VfM team, Broadband Delivery UK, DCMS: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The Innovation Award
Multidisciplinary Body Armour Coverage Analysis Team
Police Transparency and Accessibility Team: Home Office
HMRC Social Media Customer Support Team: HM Revenue & Customs

The Inspirational Line Manager of the Year Award
Ben Jones: Forestry Commission England
Mrs Margaret Rodden: HM Revenue & Customs
William Surman: Animal and Plant Health Agency

The Leadership Award
Judith Porter: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Kevin Cunnington: Department for Work and Pensions
Wendy Hardaker: Government Legal Department

The Policy Award
Dementia Policy: Department of Health
Drug Driving Team: Department for Transport and Home Office
Early learning for two-year-olds: Department for Education

The Project and Programme Management Award
Transforming Rehabilitation: MoJ
Electricity Market Reform (EMR): DECC
Francis Crick Institute: BIS

The Supporting Growth and Productivity Award
Cities and Local Growth Unit: DCLG and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Employment Allowance team: HM Revenue & Customs
National Living Wage: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills & HMT

The Volunteering Award
Chris Lamb: Department for Work and Pensions
Elizabeth Formby: Department for Education
‘Ed X’: GCHQ
Sharan Ghuman: Home Office
Sue Hamilton: Legal Aid Agency

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