Working for the Department for Exiting the European Union

We are the department tasked with delivering on the historic decision of the British people to leave the EU. We're committed to delivering EU Exit and building a successful future for our country outside the EU. Could you play a role in this unique and crucial work?

Join us for a once in a lifetime professional opportunity

We attract the most capable minds needed to make history by delivering EU Exit and building a strong partnership with the EU.

But it's not just about what we do - it's how we do it. We're a small, exhilarating department focused on policy development and delivery. We offer civil servants early exposure to ministers and senior officials; opportunities to develop critical expertise in the UK's relationship with the EU; and tailored staff development opportunities that are second to none.

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We're committed to creating a fair and inclusive working environment. The DExEU offer brings to life our commitment to supporting everyone to give their best; to use their time here to develop their potential; and, longer term to achieve their aspirations.

In joining us, you will become part of a diverse group of people who have been hand-picked from across Whitehall and beyond to make history.

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DExEU was created almost overnight and tasked with delivering what is widely recognised as the most complicated peacetime project for the Civil Service. Growing a department from a handful of staff to over 600 today, in order to deliver this task, has called for new ways of working together.

Richard and HelenHR, Finance and Corporate Operations Directors (Job Share), DExEU

Since July 2018, we've arranged 38 trips for ministers to travel across the EU to discuss our work


Since January 2019 we've coordinated 200+ events with other government departments on EU exit issues


Since July 2018, we've consulted 150+ business, academic institutions, charities and individuals

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DExEU is different with an exceptional context, set in a fast-paced environment. You will support and influence the delivery of a top government priority. We require innovation and creativity to forge a new relationship with the EU, ensuring we have the skills to support our negotiation strategy.

Susannah StoreyDirector General, DExEU

Join us and you'll experience the DExEU offer, including:

  • mentoring and coaching opportunities
  • a strong focus on learning and development, including bespoke EU Exit-specific skills
  • a flexible and competitive reward offer, including retention bonuses
  • active diversity and inclusion networks with senior champions
  • supportive family-friendly policies and flexible working
  • maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.

DExEU is a time-limited department and everything you do here matters. The DExEU offer supports you to do all this to the best of your ability, gaining maximum personal benefit and supporting the department's objectives. Our pace, context and size give you accelerated opportunities to develop essential Civil Service skills.

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