Working for Companies House
Employee benefits and careers at Companies House.
What we offer you
As well as a competitive salary and highly competitive contributory Civil Service Pension, we also offer a benefits package including:
- 30 days annual leave (based on full time hours) and public holidays
- career progression and pathways such as apprenticeships and recognised qualifications for a variety of professions
- a proactive approach to employee wellbeing allowing our employees to flourish and be their best at work
- access to an occupational health advisor and 24/7 mental health support through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- online financial support and advice
- generous maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
- holiday play scheme for children
- employee discount and cycle to work schemes
- free onsite car parking for office-based employees
Location and flexible working
We have offices in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.
We’ve recently moved to a flexible hybrid approach, which combines both home and office-based working, in line with our commitment to smarter ways of working.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We’re an equal opportunities employer and value diversity across our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.
In November 2021 we published our Companies House equality, diversity and inclusion strategy.
Our strategy will support work to tackle under-representation among our employees, build an inclusive culture, and keep Companies House accountable for implementing change. It shows our commitment to creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and deliver excellent public services.
We’ve signed the Race at Work Charter and we’re a leader in the Disability Confident Scheme, strengthening our commitment to inclusive and non-discriminatory practices.
We have a wide range of inclusive networks open to employees at all levels across the organisation. These include our:
Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
As a government organisation and a large employer, CSR is important to us. We support our local communities by fundraising, volunteering and taking part in other charitable activities.
Since 2013 Companies House has raised over £88,000 for good causes and has donated over £100,000 worth of items to local groups and charities - including furniture, equipment, and IT hardware.
We encourage our employees to volunteer and offer 3 days paid voluntary activity days per year.
As an organisation with a strong sense of CSR, we’re determined to minimise negative impacts on the environment. Our environmental impact is an essential consideration in everything we do.
We have a dedicated Environmental Working Group open to colleagues to discuss environmental issues and agree priorities for the organisation.
Read more about our recent environmental achievements and our commitments for the future.
Careers at Companies House
We offer jobs in a range of roles including:
- digital, data and technology (DDaT)
- project management
- policy and legal
- human resources
- operational delivery
- external and internal communications
Our 5 year strategy sets out a vision for the future of Companies House - a different organisation with different skills and requirements for our roles.
As part of our transformation journey, we’re introducing professions in line with the Civil Service Professions Career Framework. Having professions in place will help all of our teams to be a part of the Companies House of the future, so we can:
- adapt to new requirements
- focus on our development
- learn from others
- use our professional skills to help us transform and achieve this vision
This move will help us achieve the kind of culture we want – one which drives high performance and where our brilliant people can flourish.
Join us and shape our future today
Employee case studies
Our colleagues have been reflecting on what makes Companies House a great place to work.
See our employee case study videos and Working for Companies House blog posts.
Apply for a job
Search for a job at Companies House on Civil Service Jobs. You can sign up for email alerts to make sure you see the latest opportunities.
We use the Success Profiles framework to assess candidates in a number of different ways, depending on the type of role and level you’re applying for.
Our online tool will guide you through our recruitment process and help you to make the best of any available opportunities.
Read a blog post exploring best practice when applying for a job at Companies House.