In our previous Civil Service career guide, we covered a wide range of different Civil Service departments and job roles in the UK. Now, in the third part of our extensive Civil Service career guide, we’ll look at some other essential UK Civil Service departments, and what exactly it is that they do!
HM Revenue and Customs
HMRC is one of the UK’s largest employers, with 60,000 people employed in various capacities around the country. HMRC monitors all things tax-related, ensuring that crucial elements such as hospitals, schools, roads and other essential public services maintain funding from public tax money. There are an enormous variety of roles available at HMRC – from customer service to debt collection.
HM Treasury is the government department who are responsible for aspects such as spending on public interests and maintaining a strong and stable economy. The Treasury is responsible for ensuring that UK taxpayers’ money is spent in a responsible and ethical manner, and also provide citizens of the UK (including the government) with financial advice.
Working as a member of HM Treasury will provide employees with the chance to make a significant different in the lives of the British public. If you are interested in the economic welfare of Britain, this could be the perfect job for you!
The Home Office is one of the most widely respected government departments in the UK, and the work that they do ensures that the UK is one of the most secure countries in the world. From ensuring passport control is fit for purpose, to reducing crime, establishing new laws and working with the most vulnerable members of society, the Home Office excels in its aim of keeping UK citizens safe and shielded from harm.
By working at the Home Office, you will have the opportunity to make a significant change to the nation’s security and wellbeing, and to work with people from all types of backgrounds and vulnerabilities.
Homes England are the department responsible for ensuring that England’s housing market continues to develop, grow, and prosper, for the benefit of UK citizens. By building more homes, faster, and releasing more land, the department aims to help grow communities and build new and prospering neighbourhoods. As an employee of Homes England, you’ll play an influential role in improving the housing market, and ensuring that everyone has a safe and comfortable place to live.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency works to ensure that UK coasts and seas are kept safe, and that citizens of the UK have clear guidance and rules on how to behave in maritime conditions. The agency sets out and creates maritime legislation, designed to prevent people from coming to harm whilst at sea. The emergency services provided by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency impact people every single day, and make a huge difference to maritime initiatives around the world.
Ministry of Defence
The MOD supports British initiatives around the world, protecting British interests and working with international allies in an attempt to secure global peace. There are an enormous number of roles within the MOD, from working in the actual military to working as a civil servant or defence contractor. Whichever role you apply for, you will be part of an elite and respected team, commissioned to deliver security and protection to the people of the UK.
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government plays a key role in establishing, influencing and building local communities. They work with Homes England to ensure a brighter economical future for local communities, ensuring local growth and funding for vital public services. The aim of The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is ultimately to give more power back to the people of the UK. If you want to be a part of this, then there’s no better time to apply!
Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice contains over 70,000 staff members across the UK, all of whom are active in essential justice-system roles, including policy development, legal matters, international affairs, probation work, and prison work. The Ministry of Justice aims to deliver the key principles of the United Kingdom – fairness and equality – through its work. If you are someone with a keen sense of justice, who wants to make a real impact on the legal system of the UK, then this could be the perfect role for you!