On the 3rd of October 2013, Colin MacLean gave a talk on ‘what civil servants do’. This is a summary and podcast of the event where Colin was kind enough to take the time to share his thoughts and insights with everyone:
The role of civil servants in Scotland is to support Ministers, to support the democratic process and to improve outcomes for Scotland. These are not in conflict but they all need to be addressed. The work of the civil service is governed by a Code of Values: impartiality, integrity, objectivity and honesty.