As the Civil Service Commission highlights “negligible” progress on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic diversity in its annual report – and cautions that appointment panels often face “insufficient choice” of good candidates – first civil service commissioner Ian Watmore talks to CSW about his priorities for the coming parliament
Head of civil service predicts that when he stands down, a range of senior women will be in the...
Exclusive: Cabinet secretary says reform agenda remains "strongly supported by ministers" after several key Francis Maude-era initiatives are scrapped, but stresses focus on "embedding leadership at a departmental level"
Five years into his job as the UK's top official, Sir Jeremy Heywood faces his greatest challenge yet – ensuring the civil service he leads is ready for the mammoth task of leaving the European Union. Jess Bowie and Matt Foster sit down with the cabinet secretary to talk Brexit, Theresa May, public sector pay – and the future of Whitehall's reform agenda
Cabinet Office document suggests a significant chunk of civil service’s targeted 30,000 apprenticeships will already be employed by government departments
Labour calls for opening up of “narrow, closed circle” at the top of Whitehall by including new Department for International Trade chief
CSW editor Jess Bowie responds to concern over the lack of ethnic diversity on CSW's December cover
Just 13 of the 328 applications made by women to the digital and technology graduate scheme in 2015 were successful, according to new figures
Equality and Human Rights Commission staff protest job losses and cuts in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow
Jeremy Heywood “disappointed” with bullying and harassment progress as People Survey results unveiled
2016 People Survey shows overall year-on-year rise in staff engagement, but claims of bullying, harassment and discrimination at highest recorded levels
Figures from mid-point of the applications window, highlighted by the Social Mobility Commission, suggest applications from working class candidates have risen sharply
Appointment will bring number of female permanent secretaries to five, partially reversing recent downturn
As well as leading the Ministry of Justice through a time of immense challenge and change, Richard Heaton is also busy trying to break down the barriers holding back black and minority ethnic civil servants. He tells Suzannah Brecknell why he’s optimistic about the future. Photos: Paul Heartfield
Civil service urged to shake up interview panels to address lack of black and minority ethnic leaders
BME officials "need to be part of the decision-making process", says Civil Service Race Forum chair Rob Neil, as he warns that meritocracy remains a "dream" for too many staff