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Top 10 reasons to work with the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Category: Blogger's Corner

DCMS is helping to make Britain the world’s most creative, digital and engaged nation. Its work supports strong and resilient communities. It’s about creating a world-leading digital economy, promoting cultural, sporting and artistic heritage and building a bigger, stronger civil society. Wherever people live and whatever their background, DCMS wants their lives to be enriched by what it does. If you’re thinking about taking a new career step, check out current job roles with DCMS.

The department has a number of life-enriching schemes, benefits and initiatives to entice and support talented employees. Here are 10 things that make DCMS a great place to work.

  1. Employees can access in-house learning through the DCMS Academy, as well as Civil Service Learning. Income per employee figures are a staggering 218% higher for companies offering comprehensive training than for those that don’t.
  2. Accreditations and awards attest to DCMS’s inclusivity credentials. The department’s a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Leader and VERCIDA Top 10 LGBT Inclusive Employer 2018.
  3. A recent Good Morning Poll found a third of parents struggle to place children in childcare during school holidays. At DCMS, the child play scheme ‘Tinies’ runs during school holidays and employees get a discount too.
  4. There’s a generous annual leave scheme, and also an extra day’s leave for the Queen’s birthday.
  5. DCMS has a no-blame culture – designed so colleagues can empower and challenge each other.
  6. Talent progression and development is enabled with a range of schemes, including cross-government accelerated development programmes. The Future Leaders Scheme, Senior Leaders Scheme and META scheme offer inclusive routes to top civil service roles.
  7. Reasonable adjustments are made to improve accessibility. This might be rearranging desks for wheelchair users, or provision of voice recognition software, specialist chairs or desk aids.
  8. DCMS’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Network advocates for employees. It makes sure policies on performance management, sickness absence, etc. don’t discriminate against those with a mental health condition.
  9. The Volunteering Steering Group identifies, signposts and enables opportunities for staff to complete meaningful volunteering. The group aims for staff volunteering to be an integral part of DCMS culture.
  10. DCMS’s Permanent Secretary and LGBT+ champion Sue Owen was made a dame in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours List. Sue’s a tireless champion of inclusion and fairness. She oversaw a huge increase in DCMS staff engagement scores, which rose from 45% in 2012 to 69% in 2016. That’s a shift from third lowest in Whitehall to fourth highest in just 4 years.

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