Civil Service Retirement Fellowship appointment
The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship has announced that Madeleine Alessandri CMG has been appointed as the organisation’s new National Honorary Chair with effect from the beginning of this year.
Madeleine is currently the Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Resilience and Security and UK Deputy National Security Adviser. She has been in government service since 1988 working in a number of overseas and UK postings with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. She has recently been appointed the new Permanent Secretary at the Northern Ireland Office and will take up the post in February.
She will be supporting the launch of the CSRF’s new communications & marketing plan that will be focused on raising the profile of the charity and highlighting the important services they provide to former civil servants and their dependents.
Madeleine yesterday said:
I’m delighted to be joining the CSRF as its new Chair and I look forward to getting involved over the coming months.
Working with the Chief Executive and his outstanding team, we have an exciting year ahead. We will be boosting our profile across government and beyond to attract new donors and volunteers which will enable us to provide an even better service to our beneficiaries.
The CSRF was founded over 50 years ago as a charity to support former civil servants and their dependents. Its current services include a local community group network, national befriending schemes and the provision of information and advice. The charity receives no government funding and relies on fundraising activities and donations to support its work. It will be celebrating its 55th anniversary this year with events and activities around the country.
Further information is available on the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship website.
Latest News from
Fund reinstated to deliver specialist mobility equipment for seriously injured veterans29/09/2023 15:10:00
A new £2.52 million Veterans’ Mobility Fund (VMF) is set to provide veterans across the UK with mobility equipment to improve their quality of life.
Thousands of veteran cards to be rolled out this year28/09/2023 16:25:00
Thousands more veterans will receive HM Armed Forces Veteran Cards by the end of the year thanks to a £3 million injection to expand the roll-out to veterans who left service before 2018.
Government steps up digital skills with 2,500 new tech recruits28/09/2023 15:25:00
2,500 ambitious tech talents will be recruited into digital roles in government by June 2025 through new apprenticeship and early talent programmes, the Cabinet Office has announced today.
Northern professionals urged to apply for top public sector roles28/09/2023 12:05:00
Professionals in the North of England have been urged to apply for senior public sector roles in a bid to increase the regional diversity of the UK’s top public sector appointments and level up the UK.
Land purchased for flagship levelling up site in Darlington26/09/2023 15:20:00
The government’s levelling up programme is moving further ahead, with land for the permanent site of the new Darlington Economic Campus being purchased.
Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden’s speech to the UN General Assembly: 22 September 202325/09/2023 16:12:00
Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden’s speech given recently (22 September 2023) to the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
15,000 Afghans housed or matched to a property21/09/2023 15:12:00
The government has successfully ended the use of bridging hotels for people evacuated from Afghanistan.
Deputy Prime Minister's speech at the United Nations Security Council21/09/2023 14:12:00
Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden’s speech on Ukraine at the United Nations Security Council in New York on 20 September 2023, as it was delivered.
New counter fraud authority saves taxpayers £311 million in its first year, beating target by more than £100 million21/09/2023 09:05:00
The Public Sector Fraud Authority saved taxpayers £311 million in its first year of operation, according to figures revealed by Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister for the Cabinet Office, at a meeting of the International Public Sector Fraud Forum this week.