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Whatever your role, we take your career and development seriously, and want to enable you to build a really successful career with the Department and wider Civil Service. It is crucial that our employees have the right skills to develop their careers and meet the challenges ahead, and you’ll benefit from regular performance and development reviews to ensure this development is ongoing. As a Civil Service employee, you’ll be entitled to a large range of benefits.


At GDS we believe a happy, respected workforce is a better one. We offer wellbeing support, networks, initiatives and free counselling and occupational support .


Each of our team has their own learning budget, allowing you to be, and biome you best professional self, via courses, books or conferences.

Our community

We have a huge network community, from knitting to board games, muslim to mediation you’ll be supported and welcome as a vital member of our community.

Civil service pension

As an employer we contribute on average 27%

In-year bonus scheme

To recognise your exemplary performance we offer bonuses year on year

Flexible working

True hybrid working opportunities with the option to work flexible, compresses, part time as flexi time.

Finance support

Including advanced pay, for season ticket travel, cycle-to-work and much more

Parental leave

12 weeks of full pay for maternity, paternity or adoption leave, to help you balance work with family life

Annual Leave

Up to 30 days annual leave

Career progression

At GDS we passionately support our team to fulfil their career dreams, offering huge opportunities to promote as well as career coaching, mentoring and shadowing.

Doing good

Our team benefits from paid volunteering leave, allowing them to make a difference to their own communities.


Discounted cinema tickets, insurance and English Heritage sites are just some of the discounts our team benefits from.