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What we do
The Civil Service helps the government of the day develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible.
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Civil Service Functions
To create a more skilled and unified organisation to transform services and achieve significant savings for the taxpayer, we are developing 10 specialist areas of expertise. These cross-government functions provide professional services and support to departments.
They are commercial, communications, corporate finance, digital, finance, HR, internal audit, legal, project delivery and property.
Forging ahead with the Functions
John Manzoni, chief executive of the Civil Service, sets out what functions are and why they are so important in making the Civil Service better at what it does.
Civil Service Professions
The Civil Service is made up of many professions and includes all kinds of professional – there are currently 25 recognised professions.
- Corporate Finance Profession
- Government Communication Service
- Government Economic Service
- Government Finance Profession
- Government IT Profession
- Government Knowledge & Information Management Profession
- Government Legal Service
- Government Occupational Psychology Profession
- Government Operational Research Service
- Government Planning Inspectors
- Government Planning Profession
- Government Property Profession
- Government Science and Engineering Profession
- Government Security Profession
- Government Social Research Profession
- Government Statistical Service Profession
- Government Tax Profession
- Government Veterinary Profession
- Human Resources Profession
- Intelligence Analysis
- Internal Audit Profession
- Medical Profession
- Operational Delivery Profession
- Policy Profession
- Procurement Profession
- Project Delivery Profession
Talent Action Plan
Find out how we are aiming to ensure the best people progress regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or disability.
The Civil Service blog publishes news and features about Civil Service reform. It also showcases the work and highlights examples of good practice by civil servants across government.
Civil Service Quarterly
Quarterly showcases examples of excellent open policy work being done by civil servants in collaboration with each other, other departments and external experts.
Civil Service Local
Civil Service Local trials new ways of working together, and offers regional learning opportunities and local community projects.
Civil Service Reform
Diversity & Inclusion
The Civil Service is a modern and diverse workplace, committed to promoting and ensuring equality and valuing diversity. Read more about our work on our blog.
Civil Service Learning
Civil Service Learning provides courses and resources for developing skills common to all UK civil servants in all Civil Service roles.
Civil Service Pensions
This is for current and prospective members of the Civil Service pension arrangements. It also contains links to information for past members who are not yet receiving their pension.
There are also links for pensioners who are already receiving their Civil Service pension.
Contact the Civil Service
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