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Independent Public Bodies jobs

Welcome to the home of Independent Public Bodies Jobs

There are number of publicly funded Independent Public Bodies in the UK that operate either entirely independently of Government or at the very least are arms length operations from Government.  

They are not created to carry out ministerial orders or policy, instead they are self determining and independent.  They are not part of the government with many established by statute and are accountable to Parliament rather than the Government.  This allows them to enjoy a degree of flexibility and operate outside of the political environment.


Independent Public Bodies, collectively known as non departmental public bodies (NDPBs) consist of:

20 non ministerial departments such as Crown Prosecution Service, HM Land Registry, Office of Road and Rail and HMRC.

390 agencies and other public bodies such as Animal and Plant Health Agency, Arts Council of Wales, Big Lottery Fund, British Museum, British Council, and the National Audit Office.

79 High profile groups including Civil Service Resourcing, Government Digital Service and HM Passport Office.

12 public corporations such as the BBC, Historic Royal Palaces and the Office of Nuclear Regulation.  

Civil Service Job Market

NDPBs are based across the UK with many located in the UK’s major cities.  For example, OFGEM have offices in London, Glasgow, and Cardiff and similarly the Food Standards Agency have offices in London, York, Cardiff and Belfast.

There are job opportunities to work on policy development and implementation, along in job roles such as a Public Affairs Manager, digital/IT specialists, Human Resources professionals and Communication/Marketing Executives.

Independent Public Bodies Salary Information

Jobs in Independent Public Bodies tend to offer terms and conditions that are comparably with the Civil Service with starting salaries between £14,000 and £25,000.  Many of the skills required for working for these organisations are transferable offering good opportunities to move roles within the sector. This is supported by NDPBs offering excellent training and development opportunities enabling staff to gain promotions and follow an upward career path.


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