The Armed Forces Reserves

reserves-home-imageThe Reserve Forces cover the British Army, the Royal Navy (including the Royal Marines) and the Royal Air Force – and not only frontline ranks but also mechanics, cooks, drivers and many other essential roles.

As your employer, the Government values the benefits which being a Reservist brings to you personally and professionally – including opportunities to develop and display transferable skills in a different environment. Reserve Service is an ideal way to develop the skills you need to progress in your Civil Service career.

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Civil Service Reform

We want to make the Civil Service more skilled, digital and unified.

Many aspects of the Civil Service are already world class. But there are lots of areas where it needs to modernise and change in order to provide better services for the public and better value for money to taxpayers.

Find examples of reform in action and the experiences of those involved in delivering in new ways. It is aimed at people working in the Civil Service, our partners and anyone else who’s interested. We’ll be updating this section frequently, so make sure you return to see new examples of reform in action.

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Job share network

Do you job share in the Civil Service, or are thinking about it? These pages are for you, to share your experiences, get tips and advice from colleagues, read interesting articles to help you develop, arrange socials, and seek out a job share partner!

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Head of the Civil Service blog

Sir Bob Kerslake
My blog has now moved to - part of the new GOV.UK blogging platform.

The platform is specifically designed to help people from within government to blog as easily as possible and already hosts the Civil Service Quarterly blog and the History of Government blog amongst others.

I am keen to hear from as many of you as possible, so please do leave your comments on the new blog. You can also subscribe by email.

Sir Bob Kerslake

Latest news

  1. Civil service named one of the most gay-friendly workplaces

    Congratulations to the Ministry of Defence for being awarded Most Improved Employer in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2014. Well done also to the other civil service organisations making the top 100: Home Office (5th), National Assemby for Wales (11th), Environment Agency (18th), The Secuiry Service (MI5) (25th), Department of Health (34th),...
  2. The reserves

    The UK reserve forces play a vital part in our nation’s defence. The Civil Service is one of the UK’s largest employers of reservists. To support the government’s plans to increase the size of the Reserve Forces, departments now offer a minimum of 10 days’ special paid leave each year...

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