A brief overview and explanation of the Civil Service Success Profiles and associated strengths are as follows:
CIVILS SERVICE SUCCESS PROFILES:
SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE
This profile relates to recognising how your role aligns with the vision and goal of the Civil Service. You are expected to understand how your work benefits the nation and you should share the vision of the civil service objectives. The associated strengths are Challenger, Strategic, Mission and Visionary.
MAKING EFFECTIVE DECISIONS
This relates to the thought process of using data to analyse when making important decisions. This helps to ensure that any decision is accurate and for the greater good of the nation. The associated strengths are Analytical, Decisive, Preventer and Problem Solver.
CHANGING AND IMPROVING
This is about adapting to change and being an advocate for it. You must be able to use your initiative and innovation to solve complex problems. You are expected to be self-critical and take charge of your own development and embrace feedback from others. You should also offer feedback to others. Associated strengths include Adaptable, Improver, Courageous, Problem Solver, Change Agent and Resilient.
Leaders in the civil service show a passion for delivering public services with excellence. A civil service leader should be able to motivate, inspire and direct others to achieve the objectives of the civil service. A leader must operate with fairness, and equality, embracing diversity. Leaders should also respect and value other people’s views and contributions. Associated strengths are Confident, Motivator, Change Agent, Team Leader, Inclusive and Visionary
• Communicating & Influencing: Authentic, Inclusive, Emotionally Intelligent, Influencer and Explainer
Treating others with respect and compassion. Acknowledging other people’s opinions, values and beliefs – provided they fall within lawful boundaries. Asking for help when necessary.
With such a large and diverse organisation, you will need to work with other civil servants regularly, both internally within your department and across the wider civil service. Many roles will require you to work alongside and collaborate with external stakeholders such as members of the community and organisations outside of the civil service. The associated strengths are Challenger, Networker, Emotionally intelligent, Relationship Builder, Inclusive, Team Player, Negotiator and Mediator.
DEVELOPING SELF AND OTHERS
Continuous learning and development are vital aspects of working in the Civil Service. In your answers to the interview questions, demonstrate that you have what it takes to identify your own development needs and that of others. Associated strengths include Enabler, Inclusive, Explainer and Learner.
MANAGING A QUALITY SERVICE
Whilst working in the Civil Service you will need to provide a fast, efficient and professional service. You must operate effectively, follow strict service guidelines and make sure you strive to continually improve whilst meeting the diverse needs of your customers. Strengths include Disciplined, Precise, Efficient, Preventer, Focussed, Organiser and Service Focussed.
DELIVERING AT PACE
Delivering at pace is about getting things done and completed on time and to a high standard. To work in the Civil Service you will need determination, adaptability, flexibility, enthusiasm and a commitment to very high standards. Associated strengths are Adaptable, Organiser, Disciplined, Resilient, Catalyst, Responsible and Focussed.