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Site audience and purpose

Researchers and academics are the primary audience for this site. Documents are published from a wide range of research projects.

It is also intended that the site act as an educational tool to inform the public.

Site navigation

The site is divided into five main topics; namely:

  • What We Do provides information about the Portfolio of the Civil Service.
  • Contact Us provides address details, jobs, and the complaints procedure.
  • FOI provides details on Freedom of Information.
  • Announcements lists press releases, speeches, and messages related to the Portfolio of the Civil Service.
  • Publications lists documents related to the Portfolio of the Civil Service.

Additionally, there are six reference topics - About Us, News, Publications, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Contact Us, and Forms.

The Site Map is recommended as an alternative aid to navigating the site.

Page layout

Pages on the site conform to a standard format.

The banner menu provides links to the main topics and the reference topics from each page of the site. Click on the Government crest image to return to the homepage.

At the foot of each page is information on the date the page was published or last modified, the primary contact details for the PCS, and other useful links, e.g. terms and conditions, access keys, feedback, etc.

The left column, except on the homepage, shows a local menu specific to the section of the site currently being visited. On many pages the right column shows Quick Links to other pages within the same section.


We welcome any feedback and suggestions on what you would like us to publish on the site; please use the feedback form.

If you have any queries about the Portfolio of the Civil Service's work and policies please contact the PCS by phone, between 08:30 and 17:00 Monday - Friday, on (345) 244-2344.

Last Updated: 2008-06-23