Working for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
We create great places to live and work, build integrated communities and strive to give more power to people to shape what happens in their local area.
Supporting communities and creating great places to live and work
The work we do influences the lives of everyone, whether it's through the homes we live in, our local councils, or the communities we are all a part of. With so much of our work at the top of the political agenda this an exciting time to be joining the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Our work helps people throughout the country to have access to affordable and high-quality housing. We look to provide opportunities for all parts of the country to thrive economically. We devolve power and budgets to boost local growth and provide vital support for public services.
Not only will you have the chance to make a difference, you will also have the opportunity to develop yourself and build a career with us. We give our people the opportunity to use their skills and talents to build a rewarding career - in ministerial policy, on-the-ground delivery, or in a profession such as analysis, HR or finance.
We will talk to you about the work we do and give you a chance to influence the way we develop as an organisation, whatever level you are at and fully develop your confidence and potential, whatever your background or age. Throughout your career you will never stop learning, thanks to our array of personal development opportunities.
Joining as an apprentice was a great foot in the door to a Civil Service career. I had no degree and no office experience - I thought the Civil Service was off limits to someone like me. My managers have given me the confidence and opportunities to tackle stretching projects and policy areas.
Since 2012, the Coastal Communities Fund has invested £173 million into 295 projects UK-wide
Our Rough Sleeping Strategy aims to end rough sleeping on England's streets by 2027
We've committed to delivering 300,000 new homes a year
Based in Leeds, I am proud to have contributed to the government's response to the Manchester arena terrorist attack, Grenfell Tower fire and the Salisbury poisoning. It's a rewarding role and I work with great people from a variety of backgrounds.
People are crucial to our success, and learning is of fundamental importance to all jobs we do. We are positive about flexible working and we will:
- support you in every stage of your working life, with strong teams and managers around you
- support your mental and physical wellbeing and provide an inclusive workplace where you can bring your whole self to work
- encourage you and your team to make a difference locally through our volunteering leave
- offer 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.
We look for people who share our values and want to make a difference in a small, friendly but influential department. If you are interested in public services, and are excited by being involved in the running of the country, we want you to join us. We welcome people from any sector or background to play a key role in developing and delivering our part of the government's policy agenda. This is an exciting time to be working at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
We've announced new planning rules to deliver homes for everyone. We will make the planning system less complex and bring forward more land to build the houses we need.
More than 30 rural communities are set to benefit from new or expanded village services. From libraries, shops and post offices, all delivered by their local pub.