Civil Service

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Employer Elizabeth Jenkins
EJ 's war work was done in the Civil Service , first for the Assistance Board which helped in the settlement of Jewish refugees and then with compensation payments to those whose property had been...
Occupation Amber Reeves
While she held this job, the wages of female munitions workers went up from twelve shillings to twenty-eight (from about a quarter of her own pay to about half). She was a member of the...
Occupation Ray Strachey
Philippa Strachey was also active in the bureau, which shifted after the war to dealing with the problems of women newly unemployed because of men returning from the armed forces. Edith Lyttelton joined in the...
Occupation Muriel Box
Muriel's mother surprised her by sympathising with her desire to get into pictures, while her father saw nothing wrong with being a typist.
Box, Muriel. Odd Woman Out. Leslie Frewin, 1974.
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She began working in films as a teenage extra in The...
Occupation P. D. James
PDJ chose the Civil Service because, with her husband and two daughters to support, she saw it as a safe job. Having qualified herself in hospital administration through evening classes, she was put in charge...
Occupation Philip Larkin
PL became urban district librarian for the town of Wellington in Shropshire, having graduated BA, failed the entrance exam for the Civil Service , and been ordered by the Ministry of Defence to take...
Reception Doreen Wallace
Wallace's publisher, Sir William Collins , was moved by this novel to compliment DW on one of the most imaginative pieces of writing he had encountered for a long time. In his capacity as a...
Textual Features Naomi Royde-Smith
Proof is a skilfully presented tale about Agnes Blundell, a stereotypically stupid, self-regarding, and possessive wife. She is secretly a laughing-stock among her husband's male acquaintance for telling, at the drop of a hat, a...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Christabel Pankhurst
Having pointed out that women acquire on marriage an extra set of legal disabilities to go with those they had before, and having argued that without the vote women are in no state to alter...

Timeline

1834
The British Treasury instituted a Civil Service examination in order to select the most suitable of three nominees chosen from a list prepared by the Patronage Secretary.
1834
The British Treasury instituted a Civil Service examination in order to select the most suitable of three nominees chosen from a list prepared by the Patronage Secretary.
1853
The Charter Act replaced patronage appointments to the Indian Civil Service with competitive examinations open to British subjects of all classes.
By 4 March 1854
Northcote and Trevelyan published their Report on the Organization of the Permanent Civil Service.
12 October 1854
W. H. Russell began reporting in The Times on army medical service in the Crimean War, specifically on the confusion, mismanagement, and maladministration which he saw at the scene of action.
Cohen, Emmeline W. The Growth of the British Civil Service 1780-1939. Archon Books, 1965.
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4 June 1870
An order in council established a policy of open competitive examinations for positions in the Civil Service .
1875
The Savings Bank Department , a division of the Post Office , was the second government division to hire women clerks; approximately thirty women were hired that year.
1876
An Order in Council created a Lower Division of clerks in the Civil Service who were transferable from one department to another.
1876
An Order in Council created a Lower Division of clerks in the Civil Service who were transferable from one department to another.
1888
The first women typists in the Civil Service were appointed; these women were often referred to as female typewriters.
1888
The first women typists in the Civil Service were appointed; these women were often referred to as female typewriters.
1894
The prohibition of married women in the BritishCivil Service , begun in practice in 1876, was formalized.
17 March 1894
The BritishCivil Service added the class Female Typewriters, whose job was to copy handwritten material.
February 1920
A report on reorganising the BritishCivil Service (particularly with regard to the gendering of employment and salary scales) was signed by members of the National Whitley Council . It was published the same year.
February 1925
In the examinations for entry to the BritishCivil Service , Administrative grade (the first year that this competition had been open to female candidates), three of the twenty-one hired were women.