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A Modern Civil Service - Building Our Capability

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Civil Service Local East, South-East & London (ESEL) has been working with the Civil Service Race Forum (CSRF) to understand the knowledge gaps that exist among civil servants, and the factors that hold aspiring staff members back from achieving their full potential - particularly those from diverse backgrounds that are less well-represented at senior grades.

Consultation undertaken by CSRF indicates that many people want to understand how they can provide stronger evidence in the Success Profiles framework, and so we are planning to work in conjunction with CSRF to create peer-led sessions to address this issue.

Join us for a session on ‘Seeing the Big Picture’

You are invited to join us for a new series of Lunch and Learn capability events which will directly explore each individual behaviour under the Success Profiles Framework. We will breakdown what is being asked for in that behaviour, particularly in the context of job applications and interviews.

These behaviour writing tips can be applied to most generalist roles between grade AO – G7 and should give you the confidence to strengthen any behaviours that you have already formulated or the behaviours that you plan to write.

Our first session will focus on Seeing the Big Picture.

Event Name: Building Our Capability (BOC)

Date: Thursday 10th February 2022

Time: 12:30 – 13:30

If you would like to attend, please register for a ticket via Eventbrite  

Please note that you must be able to access Microsoft Teams via the app or browser to join this online event. Please use your work email address to register on Eventbrite. If you are unable to access Microsoft Teams on your work device, you may wish to join using a personal device. All links will be sent at least 1 hour prior to the event.

Please discuss attendance at this event with your line manager.

If having booked a ticket you are no longer able to attend, please ensure you cancel your ticket promptly, so another colleague has the opportunity to join the session.

Get involved

Should you be interested in presenting a future Lunch and Learn workshop in this series (or giving other interview/job application tips), please email

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  1. Comment by Maggy posted on

    Hi, the contact email link appears to be broken.

  2. Comment by Ruth Heggarty posted on

    Are these sessions open to all of DWP?

  3. Comment by Miriam posted on

    Hi, Eventbrite link doesn't allow registration because this event is already full? ... already? Fri 21 Jan when this blog might've been posted 2 days ago on the 19th Jan?

    Please is it possible to be sent the weblink to the Recording after the event?

  4. Comment by Tommy posted on

    Hello, is there a schedule available for the other events in this series?

  5. Comment by Trevor Oxtoby posted on

    HI, if unable to attend will this be recorded?

  6. Comment by Adrian posted on

    Hi, Are you planning to run any of these sessions at other times, ie not during the lunchbreak period? We hear a lot these days about the need for people to take a break, and to achieve a degree of work-life balance.

  7. Comment by richard morgan posted on

    Event is now sold out, are there any others planned?

  8. Comment by Andrea posted on

    Hi, unfortunately the event is sold out. I know of other people in my agency and in another Government agency who are interested in attending these sessions.
    Is it possible to increase the capacity, or record it so it can be watched later?

  9. Comment by Lorraine posted on

    Hi unfortunately the event is sold out. Will there be another session?

  10. Comment by Anita posted on


    I have tried to register on the event but it appears as sold out.

    Will this event be recorded and available for replay please?



  11. Comment by Lucinda Gasson posted on

    This event is now showing as SOLD OUT on Eventbrite: will a recording be available or will there be additional events in the future? Thanks.

  12. Comment by zena ryan posted on

    I also was going to ask the same question as Lucinda as we have a lot of our people who are interested in attending this particular session.