The UK Civil Service

Facts, Analysis and Comment.


Some Possible Lines of Questioning

Many civil service job advertisements require candidates to be good team-workers, have good communication and interpersonal skills etc. etc. But what does this mean in practice? The late Nancy Holloway offering the following definitions which others might find both helpful and thought-provoking.



Communication/interpersonal skills


Management/organisational skills


Analytical skills/ability to deal with complex information and data/solution focused


Self-starter/ability to work on own initiative/multitasker


Representational skills [if appropriate]


Regulatory aptitude [if appropriate]