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Northern Ireland

Have far-reaching influence closer to home

This is your opportunity to do vital, meaningful and society-enhancing work right here in Northern Ireland. Hundreds of influential UK Civil Service rolles, traditionally based in London, are being made available in Ulster

Join us and you’ll be doing important work on behalf of the people of Northern Ireland and of the United Kingdom, more broadly.

A long meandering coastline, with green hills and blue water

Northern Ireland talent – Career opportunities closer to home

The Civil Service influences everything from industry, energy, the environment, to social care, culture and justice. You won’t need to focus on one area.

The great benefit of a career with us is that you can move around – as well as up – experiencing a wide variety of career challenges and experiences found almost nowhere else.

The Civil Service career offer

When you begin your career in the Civil Service you will join an inclusive team, with exciting opportunities to help shape what happens within society.

In recent years, civil servants have worked on areas that have had a big impact on citizens, including the COVID-19 response, EU exit and international trade, cyber security, and the economy, to name a few.

The UK Civil Service offers many different avenues for potential applicants to join our organisation, including the Civil Service Fast Stream and Civil Service Apprenticeships.

Have a look, and see if any of them are right for you.

Portrait of Caroline Hacker, the Chief Operating Officer for the Northern Ireland Office. She wears a red top and has her hair tied back.

“Joining the Civil Service has truly been an enriching experience. The team work, the selflessness and the dedication shown by civil servants is extraordinary. I would encourage others to look out for opportunities to work in Northern Ireland or as part of the Civil Service generally.”

Caroline Hacker

Chief Operating Officer, Northern Ireland Office

Want to know more?

These are roles offering real influence. As well as having national significance, you will join a group of people acting as the collective voice of all Northern Irish communities, ensuring that Whitehall and Westminster understand the needs and goals of diverse citizens from Belfast, to Derry/ Londonderry, Coleraine, to Newry, and all towns and villages in between.

Where could you work?

  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • UK Health and Security Agency
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Home Office
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Decorative image: the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland