An Insight into Ministers and Permanent Secretaries

Mon 25 Jan 2021

An Insight into Ministers and Permanent Secretaries

In this video, you will hear about the experiences of a Government Minister and a Permanent Secretary as they reflect on the skills and qualities needed to be an effective Civil Servant. The issues raised will help you build the base for your own personal development.

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Rt Hon Caroline Flint - Caroline Flint’s experience is one of strategic leadership, scrutiny and governance. Twenty-two years on the frontline of UK politics, six as a Government Minister; five as Shadow Secretary of State. She was also the first woman MP for Don Valley (1997-2019).

Philip Rycroft, CB - Philip is currently an honorary professor at Edinburgh and Cambridge University. Both roles are focused on lecturing and research on issues related to the governance of the UK. Rycroft has a deep experience of UK, devolved and European political and policy processes along with cross-government leadership role on all aspects of Brexit.

Tony Shaw - As Director of Development  at Dods Training Tony’s 30-year career in the Civil Service included working in operational delivery, policy, Ministers’ Private Offices and international policy divisions. He took over as Director of Development at Dods Training in May 2007.

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