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Women in leadership: Nicola Saunders, Arts Council

Arts Council England

In this short blog series, launched on International Women’s Day, we profiled a range of inspiring women leading arts and cultural organisations. In the final interview of our Women i...

Starting out as an apprentice: Christopher Angell

Environment Agency

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March), VERCIDA spoke to Chris Angell, who is taking part in the RTPI’s apprenticeship scheme. Chris is undertaking his apprent...

My experience in the Home Office with Autism

Home Office

World Autism Awareness Week 2019 From leaving school, I’ve undertaken several roles both in and outside the Civil Service. This includes working as a research assistance for an MP and&nbsp...

Changing our recruitment

Arts Council England

Artificial Things by Stopgap Dance Company. Photo © Christopher Parkes / Stopgap Dance Company Here at the Arts Council we know how important it is to represent the people we work with, fund a...

What experience do you need to become a civil servant?


Civil servants are employed by the government to impartially implement their policies and laws. This spreads into almost every space of our public and private lives. From teaching, to water i our taps...

Salary comparison: government work or the private sector?


If you are choosing to take a government job you’re probably keen for a role that has a wider impact on society. But does doing that mean you need to take a pay cut compared to the private secto...

What are the benefits of working in the Civil Service?


A career in the civil service is not what you think it might be. It doesn’t have to be in London. Over three-quarters of our country’s civil servants work outside of London - in roles acro...

Camden Council Trialling "Ban the Box"

Camden Council

The London Borough of Camden is the first local authority in London to trial ‘Ban the Box’ to help remove barriers to employment for people with criminal convictions. Camden will now use...

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