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New appointments at The Charity for Civil Servants

The Charity for Civil Servants this month announced the appointment of Sir Mark Sedwill KCMG, Cabinet Secretary, as President and Peter Schofield CB, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions, as Chair of the charity.

The Charity for Civil Servants was established in 1886. It is the principal occupational charity for all current, former, and retired civil servants, and is the largest non-armed service occupational charity in the UK with over 2 million potential beneficiaries.

The new President Mark Sedwill remarked, “Civil servants work tirelessly to deliver the policy agenda of government, including Brexit, the largest peacetime task the Civil Service has ever faced. I welcome the opportunity to be President of the Charity as it continues to support civil servants at this critical juncture and into the future.”

Since October 2018 the Charity has delivered over 31,000 instances of digital mental health and wellbeing support as a result of its mental health campaign. Their new Chair Peter Schofield commented; “The Charity plays an increasingly important part in the wellbeing of so many people and I am looking forward to joining the Board and the team at the Charity to help support them with this vital work.”

Last year civil servants came to the Charity for help over 48,000 times, in 2016 that figure was just under 15,000. They gave £2.2million in 3,800 payments to alleviate financial need in 2018.

Source: The Charity for Civil Servants