In this section you can find information about our benefits, our office locations and 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. Our jobs include part time, flexible and hybrid working options.

  • Generous Civil Service Pension

    Average employer contribution of 25%. Defined Benefit pension which is an excellent scheme and means you have a guaranteed salary when you retire.

  • Learning and development

    We support your career development in a variety of ways including training courses, secondments and shadowing. Read more about professional development.

  • 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

    3 fully paid days for any volunteering work. Read more about volunteering.

  • Occupational sick pay

    6 months full pay and 6 months half pay

Office Locations

DDaT roles in DBT are available to work from the below five offices.

  • London – Old Admiralty Building, Admiralty Place, London SW1A 2BL
  • Darlington – Feethams House, Darlington DL1 5AD
  • Edinburgh – Queen Elizabeth House, EH8 8FT
  • Belfast – Erskine House, BT1 4GF
  • Cardiff – Ty William Morgan House, CF10 1XS
  • Birmingham – 23 Stephenson Street, B2 4BJ / Victoria Square House, B2 4AJ
  • Salford – Trinity Bridge House, M3 5EG

DBT is committed to the cross-government Places for Growth programme, and as such we have been busily recruiting DDaT roles across the country. Find out more about working in Old Admiralty Building, or our offices in Darlington and Cardiff on our blog.

Old Admiralty Building, Whitehall, London

Salary and capability framework

Staff who have opted in to the DDaT Capability Framework have the chance to self-assess their skills and development, relating to pay on an annual basis. The self-assessment is moderated by line managers and Heads of Profession and if your proficiency level has increased, then so will your pay.

Candidates moving from another government department are subject to pay principles and may be able to retain their current salary. 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.

Reasonable adjustments

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.

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 the DDaT Recruitment Team before the closing date to discuss your needs, and complete the “Assistance required” section in the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) section during 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.

Read our blog about improving accessibility.

Salary and working arrangements

Salary is determined by performance at interview, within the range advertised. Each technical skill is scored between 0-3, representing working towards, at or above the job level requirements. You are awarded a proficiency level accordingly, and you will be given opportunities at least once a year to re assess your capability and progress through the pay scale within your grade.

Candidates moving from another government department have the option to retain their current salary. 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.

Working for the Civil Service

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

All civil servants must adhere to the Civil Service Code which outlines our core values and the standards of behaviour expected of all civil servants. 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 DBT 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. 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.

For further information regarding anything on this page please contact the DDaT recruitment team at [email protected].