Preparing your application:

In the Civil Service, 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 Cover letter (1 page max) setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the essential skills and experience required.

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

Throughout the process, from the CV review(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.

Note: due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback after the sift stage.

The behaviours we assess are:

Salary and Benefits

Salary and working arrangements

If successful, the salary we offer you will be within the advertised range and will depend on the skills and experience you demonstrate at the interview. Therefore in your cover letter it would be helpful if you could indicate your salary expectations and notice period.

A Civil Service Pension of 26.6% to 30.3% depending on salary

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25 days leave, plus bank holidays, plus 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday

5 days additional leave after 5 years service. Option to buy additional leave

Flexible working - work from home or remotely, part-time, job share or work compressed hours.

Training and Development including 10% dedicated time and £1000 a year per person for your development

Maternity/adoption/shared parental leave, 26 weeks full pay, 13 weeks partial pay, 13 weeks further leave. 2 weeks Paternity leave at full pay.

Bike loans and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)

Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, and eye-care vouchers.

Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.

  • 1 Security and Immigration checks
  • 2 Nationality requirements
  • 3 Residence and restrictions
  • 4 Working for the Civil Service
  • 5 Further information

1 // Security and Immigration checks

2 // Nationality requirements

3 // Residence and restrictions

4 // Working for the Civil Service

5 // Further information

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check and must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed.

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

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

  1. United Kingdom or Ireland national
  2. Commonwealth citizen or a British protected person
  3. National of the European Economic Area (EEA), including Switzerland
  4. Turkish national who has been lawfully employed in the UK for four years in any job, or lawfully employed for three years in a job within the same occupation as the post you wish to take up within the Civil Service.
  5. A Non- EEA national who is the family member of an EEA, Swiss or qualifying Turkish national (as above) from another member state (non-UK) who has moved to the UK for an approved purpose.

We will consider a 'family member':

  • The EEA national's spouse (this does not normally include the spouse of a UK national)
  • A descendant of an EEA national or the spouse who is under 21 years of age
  • A dependent relative in the ascending line of an EEA national or the spouse

There must be no employment restrictions or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least 3 years and in some cases 5 years before applying for this role, as we’re required to check your address history for security vetting. There might be exceptions if you were abroad in an official role as a government representative, or serving with HM Forces. If you’re not sure you’re eligible based on any of these points, contact the recruitment team for clarification.

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

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's 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.

Contact point for applicants- for further information regarding this role please contact MoJ D&T Recruitment.

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.

Note for current Civil Servants

Civil servants in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department. If successful, the salary offered would normally be determined by applying the MoJ salary progression rules. If the appointment is on level transfer your substantive salary (excluding any allowances) will remain unchanged, unless it exceeds the maximum stated within the MoJ pay band, and unless your current salary is below the relevant MoJ grade minimum. If the appointment is on temporary or substantive promotion the salary will be increased by the appropriate promotion percentage or moved to the minimum of the relevant MoJ grade minimum, whichever is the greater.

Note for non Civil servant applicants

This post is open to UK Nationals, Commonwealth Citizens, EEA Nationals of other member states and certain non-EEA family members. There must be no employment restrictions or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least 3 years and in some cases 5 or even 10 years preceding your application due to the requirement to have a checkable history for security vetting purposes. If you answer 'No' to the questions regarding nationality then it is unlikely your application will be pursued. If you are unsure as to your eligibility on any of these points, please contact the recruitment team for clarification or advice.