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East, South East & London

Number of civil servants in the East South East and London - 152, 290

This breaks down into 21,160 (East), 39,470 (South East) and 91,660 (London).
Number of departments and agencies in the East South East and London - 79.

The East South East and London is a huge geographic area covering from the Norfolk coast to the Isle of Wight, with Greater London at its centre. Whilst London contains the majority of our civil servants, there is a distribution across the whole of the region, with significant pockets of staff in places such as Southampton/Portsmouth, Dover, Hastings, Reading, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Peterborough, Norwich, Ipswich and Southend.

Our CS Local team delivers cross departmental induction, leadership academies and learning/networking events. The blog page below will show you the latest events open for booking, alongside other reports and stories which we think will be of value to you.

We also run cross departmental networks for those who work in, or are passionate about, continuous improvement; engagement and wellbeing; environmental issues; social mobility, diversity and inclusion and citizen outreach. If you wish to join one of the networks, please email the team mailbox.

The East South East and London CS Local Team is led by Ian Barton and can be contacted on their team mailbox -

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Civil Service Local Team

With effect from 1 April 2022, Civil Service Local is no longer in operation.
We would like to thank you for working with us over the last 11 years, it has been a pleasure working in partnership with so many different civil servants across the full range of departments and agencies, and across the whole country.

Financial wellbeing and smarter working sessions provided by The Charity for Civil Servants

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Four colourful figures Junior Leaders Networking Events

The Junior Leaders Networking Event (JLNE) has teamed up with the Charity for Civil Servants ( The Charity) to bring junior leaders a wellbeing day to help colleagues adapt as we return to the workplace. The sessions aim to improve personal, emotional, digital and financial wellbeing.

CS Eating Disorders Network Raise Awareness of body image, food and exercise struggles

Join the Civil Service Eating Disorder Network for an introductory session to their network, where they will discuss what eating disorders are, the signs and symptoms, and how they may affect someone in the workplace

Black History Month 2021: Black Women in Public Life - 'Our stories have power'

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Black History Month

Join us on 7 October 2021 to hear from prominent Black women in public life  – ‘Our stories have power’ - a collaborative national online event to celebrate Black History Month brought to you by Civil Service Local East, South-East and London (ESEL) and the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Race network - BAMEnet.

An introduction to Parliament

Houses of Parliament

We are pleased to bring you two dates for Introduction to Parliament courses, being delivered by the Parliamentary Capability Team in Cabinet Office. These are open to any UK civil servant and particularly useful for those new to the Civil Service or new to learning about Parliament.

Apply now for the Future Leaders Academy

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Are you an AA, AO or EO? Do you want to develop your leadership potential? Do you have the ambition and qualities to progress into a leadership position? Would you like to collaborate with civil servants from other departments?

Applications Open for facilitator/coaches for Future Leaders Academy Online 2021

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The Future Leaders Academy 2021 is getting ready...Are you enthusiastic, energetic and a good communicator then you could be one of our next facilitator/coaches

Learn about the Benefits of Data Sharing in counter-fraud investigations

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Learn about the benefits of the Digital Economy Act 2017 and the benefits of data sharing. Join this session run by the Scottish cross government counter fraud network on 1 September.

Join our next Junior Leaders Networking Event - The Power of Mentoring

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Join our latest Junior Leaders Networking Event on 20 July to learn about the power of mentoring. JLNE is aimed at colleagues in the AO to EO grades from across government departments. It operates across the East, South East and London.

Discover opportunities within the Counter Fraud Profession

Discover opportunities for civil servants within the Counter Fraud profession by attending our 2 day live online event on 13 and 14 July.