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A message from our Permanent Secretary

“Thank you for your interest in DCMS. Whether you are at the beginning of your career, returning after a break or looking for a change of direction, DCMS is a really special place to work and I am confident we have something for everyone interested in working in the Civil Service. 

Our policy areas are among the most exciting and creative in government. Our people play a vital role in the development and delivery of government policy across the arts, creative industries, media, tourism, civil society and sport. The work we do as a department drives growth and enriches lives. There are many opportunities to work in our corporate centre, supporting the department to deliver on its strategic objectives.

We are a department that values its staff. We have a number of great staff networks who represent and advocate for the best interests of our people and are engaged in the department’s decision-making. As an organisation, we really live and breathe our values and work hard to create a culture that our staff enjoy working in. I really hope you can join us to play a part in DCMS on our journey as a department.”

What we do at DCMS

Our Values

Act with kindness

We listen, show respect and are honest with each other

Strive for the best

We are rigorous, knowledgeable and creative

Work as one

We embrace our different backgrounds, collaborate and bring people with us.

Learn and grow

We are skilled, innovative and empowered to improve continuously.

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. 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.

We have an exciting agenda ahead – supporting the UK’s cultural and creative industries to thrive; investing in grassroots sport to increase participation; reforming football governance with fans at its heart; reviewing gambling laws; creating a media and broadcast system fit for the 21st century; delivering for young people via the National Youth Guarantee; and driving tourism. We deliver incredible outcomes for the UK population, bringing pride and joy to the nation.

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Address: Bloc 17, Marble St, Manchester, M2 3AW

We opened our second Headquarters in Manchester in February 2022 and the office now accommodates our largest regional workforce.

With so many links to our Arms Length Bodies and our sectors – cultural, sporting, media and a thriving digital economy – Manchester is a natural fit for our second HQ. Located in the centre of Manchester, our modern office is a vibrant and collaborative space to work.

Address: 100 Parliament St, London, SW1A 2BQ

100 Parliament Street, or 1 Horse Guards Road, is home to several Government departments, including DCMS, HM Treasury and HMRC. 

The basement houses the Churchill War Rooms, a branch of the Imperial War Museum, and the building has featured in numerous movies including the James Bond film, Spectre.