Does a civil servant always represent an employee who works for a government (government employee)?
The Free Dictionary defines a civil servant to be
a member of the civil service
and the civil service to be
- Those branches of public service that are not legislative, judicial, or military and in which employment is usually based on competitive examination.
- The entire body of persons employed by the civil branches of a government.
so all civil servants are government employees, but not all government employees are civil servants.
The situation in Britain is complicated by the existence of quangos:-
An organization or agency that is financed by a government but that acts independently of it.
whose employees look like and act like civil servants but may or may not be formally part of the civil service.