In the latest instalment from our Defra Data Heroes series, we hear from Sonja van Montfort, Defra’s Head Librarian, about how her team keeps colleagues across the Defra organisations informed through a range of print and online resources, and the vital work the team does to manage a unique library collection.
On Reserves Day, Deputy Director Defra Group Head of Architecture & Standards (and Army Reservist) Steve Reynolds explains what being a Reservist means to him, and how he’s managed to balance his military commitment with a full-time and demanding Civil Service career.
On World Blood Donor Day Defra Digital, data, and technology Business Manager Sam Chapman reflects on the importance of giving blood to someone like her whose life has literally been saved by the goodwill of others.
Product Manager Ian Tester explains how a new Government digital service built by Defra supports the toughest ivory ban in the world.
On International Archives Day we hear from Allison Wort, who leads Defra’s Information Appraisal Team, on the work her team does to process, archive and dispose of many thousands of historic files and departmental records each year.
In ‘Pride’ month, Enterprise Architect Hannah Radley shares her experience of coming out, of dealing with abuse, and explains why she continues to campaign for gay rights.
On World Environment Day Defra’s Chief Digital and Information Officer Chris Howes shares his ambitions for sustainable IT, what we’re doing now, and how we are seeking to learn from others.
On World Bike Day Continuous Service Improvement Manager Simone Burke shares her experiences of volunteering at a Bath ‘not for profit’, work that involves her cycling around the city collecting and delivering everyday items to people.
Christiaan Olivier, Project Manager in the Defra MyWorkppace team, explains how the team has been working on a digital delivery project which is enabling Defra to transition to a blended working model, following the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions over the past year.
For years, content designer Alice Winters assumed she just wasn’t trying hard enough to get things done - then she found out she had ADHD. In this post, Alice shares her diagnosis story, how she harnesses her ADHD in her work and manages some of the challenges it brings.
In Mental Health Awareness Week, Defra Digital, data and technology project and programme manager Charlotte Bernthal opens up about the challenges of looking after her own mental health.