Permanent Under-Secretary of StatePermanent Under-SecretarysecretarySecond Permanent SecretaryPermanent SecretariesUnder-SecretaryPermanent Under SecretaryUnder-Secretary of StatePermanent Under Secretary of Statesecretary to the prime minister
A permanent secretary is the most senior civil servant of a British government ministry, charged with running the department on a day-to-day basis.wikipedia
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government departmentsDepartments of the United Kingdom Governmentgovernment department
Below are the individuals in UK government departments with the grade of permanent secretary or second permanent secretary, though not all use these titles.
The administrative management of a department is led by a senior civil servant, known as a permanent secretary.
Secretary of the CabinetPermanent Secretary
The most senior permanent secretaries, such as the Secretary of the Cabinet, may be created a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, and even be given a life peerage after retirement.
The Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary is the second-most senior civil servant of the Cabinet Office.
Office of the Parliamentary CounselFirst Parliamentary CounselSecond Parliamentary Counsel
Led by Elizabeth Gardiner, the First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary, the OPC consists of 60 members of staff, 47 of whom are lawyers and 13 of whom are support staff.
Melanie Henrietta Dawes
Since March 2015, she has been Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Sir John BarrowJohn BarrowBarrow
When Lord Grey took office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1830, Sir John Barrow was especially requested to continue serving as Secretary in his department (the Admiralty), starting the principle that senior civil servants stay in office on change of government and serve in a non-partisan manner.
Indeed, it was during his occupancy of the post that it was renamed Permanent Secretary.
Department for Communities and Local GovernmentOffice of the Deputy Prime MinisterCommunities and Local Government
The Permanent Secretary is Melanie Dawes who took up her post on 1 March 2015.
Sir Stephen Lovegrove
Sir Stephen Augustus Lovegrove (born 30 November 1966) is a British civil servant and presently the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence.
Sir Simon McDonaldSimon McDonaldSimon Gerard McDonald
Sir Simon Gerard McDonald (born 9 March 1961) is a British diplomat who is Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service.
Defence Equipment & SupportDE&SChief of Materiel (Fleet) and Chief of Fleet Support
Tamara Margaret Finkelstein (born 24 May 1967) is a British civil servant who is currently the permanent secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign OfficePermanent Under-SecretaryPermanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs
This is a list of Permanent Under-Secretaries in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (and its predecessors) since 1790.
Since May 2016, he has been Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education.
Sarah Elizabeth Healey is a British civil servant, currently serving as the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Clare Moriarty CB (born 6 April 1963) is a British civil servant, who is the current Permanent Secretary of the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU).
EducationDfEBoard of Education
The Permanent Secretary is Jonathan Slater.
Office of the Third SectorUK Cabinet OfficeMinister for Government Resilience and Efficiency
The Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service is Sir Mark Sedwill; the Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive of the Home Civil Service is John Manzoni.
Sir Chris WormaldChristopher Stephen WormaldSir Christopher Wormald
Sir Christopher Stephen Wormald KCB (born 30 October 1968) is a British civil servant, serving since 2016 as the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health and Social Care, having previously served since 2012 in the same role at the Department for Education.
DEFRADepartment of the EnvironmentDepartment for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The Permanent Secretary is Tamara Finkelstein, who replaced Clare Moriarty in 2019.
British Ambassador to the United StatesAmbassador to the United StatesBritish Ambassador
The position of ambassador to the United States is considered to be one of the most important posts in Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service, along with those of Permanent Representative to the European Union and Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Philip McDougall RutnamSir Philip Rutnam
Sir Philip McDougall Rutnam, (born 19 June 1965) is a British civil servant and current Permanent Secretary at the Home Office.
Home AffairsHome DepartmentUK Home Office
The Home Office is headed by the Home Secretary, a Cabinet minister supported by the department's senior civil servant, the Permanent Secretary.
National Security AdviserNational Security AdvisorNational Security Adviser to the Prime Minister
The first National Security Adviser (NSA) of the United Kingdom was Sir Peter Ricketts, who was previously Permanent Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.
She is currently the Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Trade.
Shona Hunter Dunn (born 15 October 1969) is a British civil servant, serving as the Second Permanent Secretary at the Home Office.
Ministry of DefenceMoDUK Ministry of Defence