Cabinet Office sets out Civil Service People Plan

The Cabinet Office has set out its Civil Service People Plan for 2024–2027.

The plan sets out a focus on skills, recruitment and efficiency.

It includes a commitment to make senior ranks smaller and more skilled by developing a brand new Senior Civil Servant Strategy and aims to deliver a more capable workforce that can lead and manage a modern, multi-skilled Civil Service spread across the country.

There will also be an overhaul of the Civil Service recruitment processes, to streamline them and open them up to attract a broader range of talent.

The Plan will also aim to upskill managers with a new Line Management Capability Programme set to be launched in April 2024, which will embed externally-accredited standards and requirements for line managers across government.

Minister for the Cabinet Office John Glen said: "The Government is committed to a bold agenda of modernisation that will deliver for people in every part of the country. It is crucial that the entire Civil Service can rise to this challenge.

"The People Plan sets a clear vision for the Civil Service to be as skilled, agile and productive as it can be to support this effort.

"We have made significant progress in our programme of reform, and will keep striving to improve the Civil Service’s capabilities, people and culture to ensure it is fit for the current and future challenges our country faces."


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