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What is the function of Civil Servants?

Post by: 12/04/2018 0 comments 1959 views

This video outlines the usefulness of civil servants not only in their own right and their duties, but in their direct relationship with government.

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This video covers:

  • The duty of advising ministers that makes up the core of civil servant work.
  • The innate necessity for civil servants to remain impartial in order to continue their work from government to government.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The advisory role of civil servants for both parliamentary and party-line (manifesto) legislation.
  • The duty to maintain the confidence of both government and opposition by the civil service.

With thanks to

  • Tessa Jowell MP
  • Baroness Symons
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