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Civil Service Jobs and Government Jobs

Civil Service Jobs are frequently referred to as Government jobs with employees known as Civil Servants.  As of March 2017, according to the ONS (Office of National Statistics), 419,399 people were employed as civil servants (an increase of 1056 over March 2016). Around 98,000 of these job roles are currently filled by part-time members of staff.  The various jobs in government can be in central or local government. The largest government departments include the Home Office, Cabinet Office, HMRC and DWP.

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Government department responsibilities vary considerably from the day-to-day services that run public life to the very top of Government assisting the Prime Minister and the Cabinet to make decisions affecting the UK on an national and International level.

Some of the responsibilities of the Civil Service include:

  •      paying benefits and pensions
  •      running employment services
  •      running prisons
  •      issuing driving licences

There are job opportunities to work on policy development and implementation, including analysts, project managers, digital/IT specialists, lawyers and economists.

Many government departments and their agencies accommodate flexible working, job sharing, flexi-time and have a generous annual leave package.

Civil Service Job Market

Government departments are working to increase the diversity across the civil service. As of March 2017, of those who declared their ethnicity, 11.6% were from an ethnic minority, while 9.9% of the workforce declared themselves as disabled.

There is focus across the Civil Service to attract and recruit digital and IT specialists, with DWP and HMRC going through large-scale digitisation programmes.

Civil Service Salary Information

According to ONS, the median gross annual earnings (excluding overtime or one-off bonuses) for Civil Service employees were £25,900, an increase of £550 (2.2%) on 31 March 2016.

You can read more about the Civil Service and its services here

Newport

less than 1 hour ago

Crewe

less than 1 hour ago

Finance Business Partner – EU Exit
DEFRA

Salary: £46,150 (National) £50,750 (London) - £54,180 (National) £59,590 (London)

DEFRA

Leeds

21 hours ago

Research Policy Senior Manager: Workforce
Department of Health and Social Care

Salary: Min. £47,139 (Leeds) £50,781 (London) - Max. £48,017 (Leeds) £51,517 (London)

Department of Health and Social Care

London

1 day ago

Content Designer
GDS (Government Digital Service)

Salary: £36,564 (depending on experience) - Internal loan Ts

GDS (Government Digital Service)

Merthyr Tydfil

1 day ago

London

1 day ago

Bristol

1 day ago

Home Working

1 day ago

Organisational Development Wellbeing Lead
College of Policing

Salary: London: £61,156 to £70,978 - National: £52,693 to £61,147

College of Policing

Croydon

1 day ago

Liverpool

2 days ago

London

2 days ago

Lead Delivery Manager
GDS (Government Digital Service)

Salary: up to £70,700 (negotiable depending on experience) - Internal loan Ts

GDS (Government Digital Service)

London

2 days ago

Senior Service Designer
GDS (Government Digital Service)

Salary: £48,480 - £60,484 (negotiable depending on experience) - Internal loan Ts

GDS (Government Digital Service)

London

2 days ago

Deputy Director – Procurement, MHCLG
Government Commercial Function

Salary: Level transfer for substantive SCS1/CS. TP Grade 6/ ACS - 10% increase or bottom of the band whichever is greater

Government Commercial Function