Working for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

As the dedicated department to the UK’s cultural, media, sporting, tourism and charity sectors, we are growing the economy and enriching lives across the country.

Driving growth, enriching lives, promoting Britain to the world

Our sectors support over 3.8 million jobs and our exports, from the Premier League to films, are in huge demand around the world.

At DCMS, we deliver an incredible impact on people’s everyday lives - from supporting local museums, galleries, cinemas and theatres to delivering sports pitches and youth facilities, or backing charities making a huge difference right across the country.

These are the things that bring pride to local areas, deliver huge health and wellbeing benefits, and make life worth living.


It's my job to understand new digital technology so their incredible possibilities can become reality and transform business, from tiny startups to big corporations. I guess in some ways you could say it's my job to speed up tomorrow.

Paul DriverPolicy Adviser - Emerging Technologies Team, DCMS
Two Team Members of DCMS

We have made the United Kingdom the world leader in social investment

Our National Parks attracted more than 94 million visitors last year

UK creative industries generate £91.8 billion a year to the UK economy

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I’ve found DCMS to be a really supportive environment where I have had the opportunity to develop and reach my full potential.

Josephine McConvilleHR Manager, DCMS

We are committed to developing all our staff so they can reach their full potential. Just some of the things we offer to support you are:

  • opportunities to grow and develop your career with a variety of interesting roles within the department
  • access to 5 learning and development days a year
  • bitesize learning through the DCMS academy throughout the year
  • digital learning whenever it suits you
  • maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 39 weeks full pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid and paternity leave of 11 days full pay.


What you could do

Our people are not your stereotypical civil servant. They are inspired by and drawn from the creative, cultural and sporting sectors. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace fresh-thinking and ideas. Have a look at what you could do at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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Commonwealth Games 2022

DCMS are proud to have delivered the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Click here to find out what this will mean for the city and the country

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5G: Connectivity

The government will create a ‘5G city’ in a multi-million pound trial of new high speed connectivity to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G across the UK .