PUBLIC PRAISE: ‘I can sleep easier at night thanks to a press officer.’

This is the greatest thing you’ll have seen about public sector communications in a long time.

A tweet from Unison featuring a poster celebrating the back-office staff who play and under recognised role in making the UK a better place.

It reminded me how long it’s been since I’ve seen something that publicly praised communications people. Or the public sector.

All too often run down by people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing they carry on.

Putting in the extra time, going the extra mile, thinking up new ways of communicating because they want to do their job better.

I spent eight years in the public sector and was always struck at the hard work and dedication I found. Often from people who were not recognised. I’m the third generation of my family who has worked in the public sector and you know what? I’m proud of that. In my heart I haven’t left.

So, if you are a press officer, communications officer, manager, head of comms, marketing assistant or digital specialist working anywhere in the public sector ‘thank you.’

Keep doing brilliant things.

And thank you Unison for shining a light on the work they do.

Can we have more of this, please?

Cheers to Antony Tiernan for spotting and sharing this image.


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