Civil Service jobs
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.Read more...
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.
Salary: £46,150 (National) £50,750 (London) - £54,180 (National) £59,590 (London)
Salary: Min. £47,139 (Leeds) £50,781 (London) - Max. £48,017 (Leeds) £51,517 (London)
Salary: £36,564 (depending on experience) - Internal loan Ts
Salary: £18,136 - £20,162
Salary: £37,634 (London) £34,973 (National)
Salary: London: £61,156 to £70,978 - National: £52,693 to £61,147
Salary: £40,848 (London)
Salary: up to £70,700 (negotiable depending on experience) - Internal loan Ts
Salary: £48,480 - £60,484 (negotiable depending on experience) - Internal loan Ts
Salary: Level transfer for substantive SCS1/CS. TP Grade 6/ ACS - 10% increase or bottom of the band whichever is greater