Our Departments

The Civil Service is divided into departments, which deal with areas such as education, health and defence. Most departments have their own agencies dealing with specialist subjects.

Whatever your passion – from the environment to international development, there’s a department or agency to match.

Discover our departments

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I help keep people safe by working with colleagues and partners to coordinate the government's response to a crisis, emergency or event.

Carol McCallCivil Contingency Communications

Our Professions

Every Civil Service job is also part of a profession – everything from front line work to human resources.

Your profession offers networking opportunities, training and development programmes – plus the chance to work on major cross-government projects.

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Chances are there's a Civil Service opportunity near you

You’ll find opportunities across the UK – in fact, over 80% of our jobs are based outside London. Our locations include Belfast, Blackpool, East Kilbride and Swansea. We want the Civil Service to be a brilliant place to work, wherever you're based.

Jared Civil Service Fast Stream

The Civil Service Fast Stream is now open for applications

The Civil Service is delighted to announce that applications to our award winning graduate leadership development programme are now open!

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