Doing it for the culture!

Doing it for the culture!

Monday, 19th of February

The Civil Service Fast Stream upholds 4 simple values: 


But why? Four simple reasons:

‘Integrity’ means putting the obligations of public service above your own personal interests

‘Honesty’ means being truthful and open

‘Objectivity’ means basing your advice and decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence

‘Impartiality’ means acting solely according to the merits of the case and serving equally well governments of different political persuasions 

These core values support good government and ensure the achievement of the highest possible standards in all that the Civil Service does. This in turn helps the Civil Service to gain and retain the respect of ministers, Parliament, the public and its customers.

So then, what kind of candidates are we looking for? 

The Civil Service is looking for really motivated individuals, who want to make a difference and are passionate about contributing to all areas of its work

1) Changing and innovating
People who take initiative, are innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change. It’s about learning from what has worked as well as what has not, being open to change and improvement, and working in ‘smarter’, more focused ways.

2)     Leading and Communicating
This is about showing pride and passion for public service, communicating purpose and direction with clarity, integrity, and enthusiasm. It’s about championing difference and external experience, and supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all.

3)     Learning and developing
This area is about having a strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation. It’s being open to learning, about keeping one’s own knowledge and skill set current and evolving.

4)     Deciding and advising
This area is about using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate, expert and professional decisions and advice. It’s being careful and thoughtful about the use and protection of government and public information to ensure it is handled securely and with care.

5)     Working with others
People skilled in this area are team players. It requires working collaboratively, sharing information appropriately and building supportive, trusting and professional relationships with colleagues and a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.

 6) Delivering outcomes
Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. For all staff, it’s about working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way.
Take this year as an opportunity to realise your potential and increase your chance to succeed in your application to the Civil Service talent schemes:

The Fast Stream applications will open in Autumn 2018

Early Diversity Internship Programme will open in Autumn 2018 internship-programme/

Summer Diversity Internship Programme will open in Autumn 2018 internship-programme/

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