In this section you can find information about our benefits, application and interview process, as well as things you need to know about working in the Civil Service.

We've got some great benefits

  • Flexible and mobile working

    We support flexible working as part of building great teams. All our jobs include part‑time, job share, and remote working options

  • Generous Civil Service Pension

    Average employer contribution of 23%

  • Learning and development

    Training and development including through GDS Academy

  • Annual leave

    25 days, plus bank holidays, 1 privilege day, 1 additional day of leave for every year worked, up to 5 extra days

  • One of the UK's best maternity, adoption and shared parental leave packages

    Up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. Maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks

  • Volunteering work

    5 fully‑paid days for any volunteering work

  • Occupational sick pay

    6 months full pay and 6 months half pay

  • Childcare vouchers

    Any move to DIT means you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Salary and working arrangements

If successful, and moving from another government department, new entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band. Applicants external to the Civil Service may receive a salary above the minimum of the band if you are able to prove your current salary is higher than the advertised minimum. Therefore it would be helpful to the hiring teams if you could indicate your salary in the cover letter.

There may be a possibility of a further extension, or a conversion to a permanent role, of any role advertised as a fixed term appointment, if these options are available at the time.

Preparing your application

We use Success Profiles, a flexible framework to assess candidates against a range of elements using a variety of selection methods, therefore giving you the opportunity to demonstrate the various elements required to be successful in the role.

Candidates must submit:

  • a current and relevant CV
  • a statement of suitability (300 words max) setting out why your passion for the role and the essential skills and experience you can bring

The interview

The job advert lists the essential, technical/specialist skills, experience and behaviours required for the role.

Throughout the process, from the CV review (also called a ‘sift’) through to Interviews, we assess these essential technical/specialist skills, experience, behaviours and, where necessary, test your ability with specific assessments suitable for the profession.

At the Interview we will ask open‑ended questions to which they are seeking answers/evidence of essential, previous skills, experience and behaviours in order to guide our hiring decision.

The behaviours we assess are either all, or some, of the below depending on the role:

  • Changing and improving
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Developing self and others
  • Making effective decisions
  • Delivering at pace
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Managing a quality service
  • Working together
  • Leadership

Note: due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback after the CV review (sift) stage. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview.

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

Once this job has been closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. If invited to an interview you will be sent a copy of the original advert.

Contact point for applicants - for further information regarding this role please contact the DDaT recruitment team at [email protected].

Working in the Civil Service

1. Reasonable adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non‑disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact our DDaT recruitment team before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “guaranteed interview scheme(GIS)” section at the application stage to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

2. Security and Immigration checks

If successful and transferring from another Government department a criminal record check may be carried out. Successful candidates not from another government department must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is either BPSS or security check. Please check the specific requirements on the role you're applying for.

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

3. Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Find more information on whether you are able to apply.

4. Working for the Civil Service:

The Civil Service code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment on the basis of fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

All civil servants will adhere to the 'Civil Service code’, which outlines the Civil Service's core values, and the standards of behaviour expected of all Civil Servants in upholding these values.

Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment on the basis of fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles.

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact DIT by email at [email protected].

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment. Further information on bringing a complaint can be found on the Civil Service Commission website.

Office location

Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

How to contact us

If you need more information please contact [email protected]