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Working in the Civil Service

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A career in the Civil Service is an opportunity to make a real difference.

The Civil Service delivers public services and supports the government of the day to develop and implement its policies. The work civil servants do touches all aspects of life in the UK, from education and the environment, to transport and defence. Together, they ensure the effective running of government and provide the best possible services to the public.

What do civil servants do?

The scale, complexity and impact of the work civil servants do is unrivalled.

The Civil Service employs 420,000 people across the country and overseas. Their work spans from advising ministers on policy, to delivering front line services to the public. And from customer service to web developers, and jobcentre managers to engineers, there could be a role for you.

Why join the Civil Service?

The Civil Service prides itself on being a great place to work. It is built on a belief that everyone has the potential to make a difference, and a desire to ensure colleagues are equipped with the knowledge and skills to do so.

Joining the Civil Service will give you access to exceptional learning and development opportunities and a variety of career paths. You’ll get support to develop in your career, plus flexible working, the Civil Service pension scheme and shared parental leave.

Think all civil service jobs are based in London? Times have changed and the Government has introduced a new recruitment campaign, aimed at all talented individuals across the UK, called Closer to Home. You can develop a varied and fulfilling career in the Civil Service, outside of London, and live and work closer to home.

Please take a look at the Closer to Home locations page, which outlines regional roles.

To find out more visit the Civil Service careers website.

Search and apply for jobs on the Civil Service jobs website.