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GSE Opportunities: Civil Service Live and Civil Service Awards

Civil Service Live

The Civil Service Live annual events are back again this year and registrations are now open!

If you don’t already know or have never attended a Civil Service Live, it is a cross-department event helping us become a Brilliant Civil Service as it aims to educate, engage and inspire you. It is a great learning and development opportunity where you can network, connect with other civil servants and listen to thought provoking sessions and talks (see agendas below).

Civil Service live will be held throughout the country from 4th June to 17th July 2019 and the GSE profession will hold a stand at each of these, so come and say Hello!

  • Edinburgh – Tuesday 4th June – Edinburgh International Conference Centre, EH3 8EE
    Registration and details about talks and sessions on this event’s agenda.
  • Exeter – Wednesday 19th June – University of Exeter, EX4 4PY
    Registration and details about talks and sessions on this event’s agenda.
  • Cardiff – Tuesday 25th June – Motorpoint Arena, CF10 2EQ
    Registration and details about talks and sessions on this event’s agenda
  • Birmingham – Thursday 27th June - The National Exhibition Centre, B40 1NT
    Registration and details about talks and sessions on this event’s agenda.
  • Newcastle – Thursday 4th July – St James' Park, Newcastle, NE1 4ST
    Registration and details about talks and sessions on this event’s agenda.
  • Manchester – Tuesday 9th July – Manchester Central Convention Complex, M2 3GX
    Registration and details about talks and sessions on this event’s agenda.
  • London – Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July – The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, SW1P 3EE
    Registration and details about talks and sessions on this event’s agenda.

Come meet Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the GSE profession, as he visits the London GSE stand from 13:00-13:30 on the 17th July.

More information about the events and registration available on the Civil Service live website.

Civil Service live is free to attend for all civil servants and those who work in public services.

Civil Service Awards

The Civil Service Awards will be opening nominations on the 8th May until the 24th July.

As put by Mark Sedwill, Head of the Civil Service:

The awards capture the best of what we aspire to as a brilliant Civil Service.

They illustrate and recognise the sheer range of our expertise, from excellence in policy development and operational delivery, to achievement in digital and commercial. And they reflect the commitment to our core values, with awards for volunteering and diversity and inclusion. Above all, they show civil servants tackling big issues with big ideas and innovative solutions, built on teamwork and producing real impact for the citizens of this country.’

Open to all civil servants we are looking for examples of outstanding teams or individuals who have innovated, impressed and made a difference in their area over the past 12 months.

Nominations will be considered against award-specific criteria as well as the following elements:

  • Promotion or demonstration of the core values and behaviours set out in the Civil Service Code: has the nominee acted (where relevant) with integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality?
  • Measurable benefits: does the nomination provide evidence that the project or programme is having a tangible effect?
  • Working in partnership: has the nominee introduced effective joint-working arrangements that bring together colleagues from multiple teams, departments or other internal or external organisations
  • Sustainability: will the initiative/practice described leave a lasting legacy and can it be replicated across government?
  • Inclusion: has the nominee been inclusive, engaging the individual strengths, talents and experiences of teams and considered all groups of customers, service users, audiences or stakeholders in developing solutions?
  • Innovative: has the nominee used innovative approaches and made the best use of the technology available, resulting in a step up from business as usual and real benefits to end users?
  • Impact: has the nominee made an impact beyond their immediate team/business area/department?

Nominations and further details about the awards and judging panel available on the Civil Service awards website.

Nominations open: 8th May
Nominations close: 24th July


Do you have an opportunity to share?

If you would like to publicise an opportunity in the next GSE Opportunities blog post, please send a summary of no more than 100 words with contact details or a link and a closing date to: gse@go-science.gov.uk

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