Government Communications Service

Why this professional offer is important in relation to EU Exit

Government Communication Services offers an extensive comms professional curriculum for communicators at all levels from novice through advanced. It reflects the Modern Communication Operating Model and it's particularly important now as we implement the United Kingdom's exit form the European Union.


This support covers all aspects of communication including strategic communications, media and campaigns, strategic engagement, internal communications, digital communications and leadership. We have a key role in supplying timely and relevant information to our audiences in a way that fits in with their lives. That means communicators must listen as well as broadcast, think about audiences not channels, master new digital technologies and constantly update skill sets in order to keep ahead of the extraordinary pace of change.


GSS is here to deliver world-class communications that support the government’s priorities and helps deliver its programmes. The UK's exit from the EU is one of the most challenging programmes of work to implement and will involve communicating with the public, industries, media, partners, stakeholders and civil servants. Excellent communications protects and enhances the reputation of the UK at home and overseas. Communication is crucial in successful policy implementation. Whether it is raising awareness, influencing attitudes and behaviour, promoting effective operation of government services, supporting our citizens in times of crisis or helping them to understand decisions made.


The support available to departments in all professions and functions

GCS has six training sessions that specifically relate to EU Exit capability, these are:

  • Advanced Strategic Communication
  • Digital Online Crisis Response
  • Horizon Scanning
  • Comms Planning and Evaluation
  • Communicating Locally and Building Professional Resilience


We run events across the country sharing communications learning, best practice and case studies alongside our regular publications including frameworks, reports, business plan, guidance documents and competencies. We also deploy expertise across government when expert specialist skills are needed for a short time.

How to access the offer and support available

Sign up to our newsletter, become a GCS member, use GCS toolkits, guides and frameworks, attend training and events, ask for advice and check the GCS website.

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