Civil Service

United Kingdom

About Civil Service

Working for the Civil Service

Where will a career in the Civil Service take you?

A career in the Civil Service offers you:

  • the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives in the UK
  • learning on the job and good career development opportunities
  • flexible working hours and comprehensive benefits

The Civil Service is committed to improving the delivery of public services for everyone in society. Respecting and valuing differences will help to ensure that our policies and services reflect the needs and experiences of the people we serve.

The Civil Service needs a workforce with the very best possible mix of existing and future talent.

Our values

The Civil Service Code sets out our core values and the standards of behaviour expected of all civil servants.

Civil Service talent management

Developing civil servants’ skills to their highest potential is crucial to the future of the Civil Service.

We want leaders who demonstrate the qualities of the Leadership Statement and are inspiring, confident and empowering leaders. We want to build a robust succession pipeline to train the leaders of the future.

Good talent management leads to greater efficiency. It delivers a diverse and inclusive organisation in which the best people thrive, whoever they are. It is a key leadership issue and a critical part of any senior role

Lord Browne, Talent Management Review.

The UK Civil Service is leading the way for job shares. Its job share finder tool helps civil servants connect with others looking to keep their foot on the career ladder whilst working part-time. Learn more about Civil Service job shares here.

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