0207 593 5739
Despite the prevailing public sector environment, opportunities continue to exist to enter the Senior Civil Service. However, the process is rigorous, the competition is fierce and openings are restricted.
View upcoming events
This unique event, now in its tenth year, provides practical help and guidance to those wishing to see their career develop into the Senior Civil Service. It is specifically designed to give you the answer to two vital questions:
The benefits of attending this conference include the opportunity to:
Connect and communicate with senior government and public sector stakeholders and attendees at our events. Our unmatched network and knowledge means we deliver meaningful engagements that make a difference.
From large scale exhibitions to intimate roundtables in Brussels, Holyrood or Westminster, our expert team curates events across the UK and Europe so you can:
The FDA, along with other civil service unions, works proactively within departments on equality and diversity issues, playing a pivotal role in creating a fair workplace. A further commitment of the FDA to equality and diversity is to engage with diverse and often under-represented groups across its 19,000-strong membership, through its four diversity networks:
Members of these networks meet regularly to discuss work issues, provide mutual social and professional support, and to help shape the policy of the FDA.
Please find below confirmed venues for upcoming Unlocking the Senior Civil Service events.
London - 5 October 2023
Venue and date to be confirmed soon.
Online - 25 January 2024
"A lesson in confidence, an honest, refreshing view of where I am and where I need to be. Exactly what I was expecting and really interesting - great insight"
"Possibly one of the most informative days training I have done in recent years. I took a lot away from the day in terms of the level of effort I need to put in to applications and prep. Food for thought on what it actually means to be an SCS"
"Refreshing. I am a specialist and was concerned that I didn't fit general SCS roles. The event has convinced me otherwise"
G6, Home Office
"Most valuable. Made me question my preparation (or lack of!) and how I present myself in applications. Some really good tips"
"Very engaging and useful - offered time to reflect and reassess. The speakers were excellent and the content very good"
G6, Legal Aid Agency
If you are attending in person, you will receive your name badge at the registration desk on your arrival.
Joining instructions will be issued to all delegates, both online and in-person, a couple of weeks prior to the conference along with lots of extra materials to enable you to have the best experience on the day.
If you are attending in person, there will be a number of refreshment breaks throughout the day. Lunch and post-event drinks will also be provided.
Please direct any event-related queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will assist you.
To make any speaker suggestions, please contact Kiren.email@example.com
Follow the conversation on Twitter: #UnlockingtheSCS @DodsEvents and @FDA_union
The unique conference explores the role of women in policing and offers practical advice and coaching on how to further develop your career in times of change.
Hear from leading figures on adapting workplace policy and practice to ensure that constructive frameworks for supporting menopause are implemented in your workplace
More information |
If you choose to block cookies some parts of this website may not operate. To block cookies please do this within your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to block cookies within their settings and we have provided links to the most commonly used browsers.
Please view our cookie details page for more information on the cookies we use.