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Communications and policy – bridging the gap

Posted on March 17, 2015, in Front page news, GCS, Guest Blog, Guidance, How-to, PR and Campaigns, Professional Development

In 2014, a change programme established the Government Communications Service (GCS) as the professional body for all government communicators, with the aim of creating an exceptional communications profession that delivers effective and efficient campaigns. When I was asked to lead.

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Follow my leader…great for children, but not always in the office

Posted on March 11, 2015, in Behaviour change, Competencies, Evaluation, Events, Front page news, GCS, Guidance, PR and Campaigns, Working in Government

If we all continued the notion of blindly following my leader into adulthood, we might have a simple life, but what would we achieve? It would rely on a single guiding mind leading us happily – or more probably unhappily.

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Digital Apprentices in government communications

Posted on March 11, 2015, in Digital, Front page news, Guest Blog, Interviews, Professional Development, Working in Government

This week is National Apprenticeship Week so GCS caught up with Daniel Clayton, one of the first Digital Apprentices in government communications, to talk about his time in Defra so far. “After college I felt that the university route was.

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The duty we have to deliver: Russell Grossman, Director of Comms, BIS

Posted on March 9, 2015, in Front page news, GCS, Guest Blog, Internal Communications, Professional Development

We’re currently holding a number of conferences across GCS to socialise the improvements we’re making to internal communications.  Attendance has been excellent – thank you to all who have come. (More important still though is to practise what you have.

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Making the best your standard in communications

Posted on March 6, 2015, in Discussion, Events, Front page news, GCS, Policy Engagement, Press/Media, Working in Government

As government communicators, our communications have a global reach and often a global purpose. This week I spoke to FCO colleagues at their Global Communications Conference about how communication serves the UK’s international objectives and how GCS, as a profession,.

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