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Working at the Department
for Energy Security and Net Zero

Securing our long-term energy supply, bringing down bills and halving inflation

A career where you can make a difference

We are securing the UK’s long term energy supply, bringing down energy bills and halving inflation. We are seizing the opportunities of Net Zero to lead the world in new green industries and encouraging greater energy efficiency across the UK. The work of the department has never been more timely or relevant, and by joining us you will be part of making that difference. 

Our Values

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Our Values are interwoven into everything we do; we are Bold, we are Collaborative, we are Inclusive and we Learn. As a department we are committed to these values to build a culture where everyone can thrive.  

We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming department, where colleagues are friendly and supportive. We are really committed to embracing people from all walks of life. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves. 

We have offices across the UK, in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh, London and Salford.

You can find out more about DESNZ Career opportunities near you by searching on Civil Service Jobs. You can also set up alerts to be notified of any new vacancies in you area.

Our second HQ and major hub for Government Energy Policy, is based at Trinity Bridge House in Salford. Just a short walk from Manchester City Centre, and with amazing transport links, our Salford office is the perfect home for colleagues from all over the North West and across the Pennines.

DESNZ is part of the Darlington Economic Campus. The campus brings together a number of different Government departments, to build a pipeline of talent in the local area. At the Darlington Economic Campus, they are reimagining how we work so that people from across the region can play an active role in shaping the future of the country.

We support talented people from all backgrounds to build a career and thrive. We are known across government for having a strong career and professional development offer with a wide range of training and development opportunities. For example, this could include sponsoring a professional qualification where relevant to your work or an apprenticeship.

We offer a number of mentoring and coaching schemes that colleagues can take part in, so that you can be provided with valuable insight and feedback from experienced colleagues. These include schemes specifically for individuals from minority groups.

All of our colleagues can make use of the DESNZ Academy, which provides easy access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities. From line manager training to seminars on Energy & Net Zero, there is something here for everyone.

We regularly run online sessions on How to Apply for roles at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. If you want some tips on your application or interview, or have any questions about the general recruitment process then the link to attend is below.

“In my current role I am playing a vital role in levelling up the economy, supporting the low-carbon economic transformation of our industrial regions and creating new high value jobs. I really feel my job is making a difference.”

Kusum Trikha
Engineering Lead for Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage

Our Benefits Offer

We offer a range of generous and competitive benefits such as:

  • Enrolment onto the Civil Service pension scheme, considered one of the best in the UK
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 25 days per annum and paid family leave, including maternity, adoption or shared parental leave
  • A confidential Employee Assistance Programme and free counselling sessions
  • Discounts with large high street and online brands

“What I love the most about the DESNZ is the job satisfaction – I know that my work has a meaningful purpose. A job in this Department will have you interacting with a huge array of stakeholders, from industry to NGOs, to academia, as well as other government departments. Working here provides opportunities to collaborate with diverse groups and make a collective impact”

Oana-Diana Georgescu
Energy Systems Policy Manager

Meet some of our colleagues