Our Benefits

We offer a varied range of benefits to our employees.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Our sustainability team work to keep our office green and lessen our impact on the environment
  • A very generous pension scheme with low employee contributions. Read more about the Civil Service pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave moving to 30 days in annual increments (1 day per year) over 5 years of reckonable service. You will also get 8 days public leave and 1 day privilege leave
  • The opportunity to form part of our growing inclusive network groups
  • A variety of support functions including our excellent Staff Counselling Service which is a source of support for all staff at the IPO
  • A flexible working scheme which has no core hours and excellent opportunities for home, part-time and term-time working
  • Eligibility for special and office-wide bonus payments
  • Excellent development opportunities
  • Opportunities for secondments, both internal and external
  • Opportunities to join many civil-service clubs such as the Sports and Social Association, Motoring Club (CSMA), which provide numerous discounts to members
  • Modern offices with a dedicated innovation area and breakout pods
  • Chiropractors and massage therapy on site at a discounted rate
  • Free car parking is available on site (Concept House, Newport)
  • On-site facilities including gymnasium, shop, restaurant (Concept House, Newport)
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The Government wants to see all employers making flexible working a reality by advertising all jobs as flexible, unless there are solid business reasons not to. This is our approach in the Civil Service and we are a proud adopter of the Working Families organisation’s Happy to Talk Flexible Working

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Civil Service Guide to Job Sharing

The Civil Service is an equal opportunities employer that positively promotes all forms of flexible working, including job sharing. Read more in our
guide to job sharing .

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How to apply

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About the Civil Service

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