Working for DHSC

We offer a varied, exciting, challenging and rewarding working environment.

Previous experience in a government department is not essential: our staff have backgrounds in the voluntary, public and private sectors.

You can find out more about what it’s like to work at the Department of Health and Social Care on the Civil Service careers website.

Jobs at the Department of Health and Social Care

We are currently recruiting to a variety of roles. Please visit the Civil Service Jobs website for more details and to apply.

All Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) jobs are advertised on the Civil Service Jobs website. We also advertise in national and local media.

Vacancies on our boards and committees are listed below or on the Public Appointments website.

The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all.


We provide:

  • a competitive salary that is reviewed annually
  • the opportunity to earn performance awards
  • an occupational pension when you join DHSC

Employee benefits and rewards

Employee benefits and rewards include:

  • an employee discount scheme
  • childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare scheme for eligible employees
  • an employee assistance programme providing confidential advice, information and counselling
  • the option to join a trade union
  • an in-year award scheme for one-off exceptional personal or team achievements
  • sick leave on full pay, followed by half pay, up to the maximum allowed by the relevant scheme


Flexibilities include:

  • up to 30 days annual leave and 9 days public and privilege leave in a year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • time off to deal with emergencies, unexpected situations and certain other unplanned special circumstances
  • paid time off for public service duties, for example if you are an armed forces reservist
  • family-friendly policies, including flexible working patterns
  • flexible working hours, subject to business needs

Family-friendly policies

Eligible employees are entitled to:

  • maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid
  • paternity leave of up to 2 weeks full pay

Development and career opportunities

We offer:

  • rewarding and challenging jobs to help you develop and reach your potential
  • a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities to help you develop your skills, knowledge and experience

Jobs in the NHS

If you’re interested in working for the NHS, see the NHS Jobs website.

DHSC boards and committees vacancies

UK National Screening Committee – 2 members

We are seeking to appoint 2 members to the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC).

The UK NSC advises ministers and the NHS in the 4 UK countries on all aspects of screening policy and implementation. It assesses the evidence for screening programmes against a set of internationally recognised criteria.

We seek members with recognised expertise, a substantial track record of national achievement and some knowledge/expertise of screening in one of the following fields:

  • a general practitioner
  • a practising social scientist

The UK NSC meets 3 times per year: February, June and October. There is no remuneration for these posts but expenses are paid at a centrally set rate.

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Daniel Clemence on 0113 254 5335 quoting the reference EC18-40.

The closing date for applications is midday on 10 October 2018.

National Joint Registry Steering Committee – member (patient representative)

NHS England is seeking to appoint a patient representative to the National Joint Registry Steering Committee (NJRSC).

The National Joint Registry (NJR) for England and Wales was set up in 2002 to protect patient safety by monitoring the performance of joint replacement implants and variation in and the relative effectiveness of surgical technique. The NJRSC was established in the same year to oversee the work of the NJR. Data collection for hip and knee joint replacement began in 2003 and was extended to ankle replacement surgery in 2010 and elbow and shoulder surgery in 2012 and geographically to incorporate Northern Ireland in 2013 and the Isle of Man in 2015.

Membership of the committee is multi-disciplinary with representatives of orthopaedic surgery, epidemiology/public health, practitioners with a specialist interest in orthopaedics, patients, NHS and independent sector healthcare management and implant manufacturers.

You will have excellent communication skills including an ability to debate sensitive issues in public with objectivity. You will be required to contribute to discussion in the steering committee on dealing with issues of Parliamentary, media and national interest and attend meetings, including any held in public, and (as agreed) sit on its sub-committees and working groups.

This appointment is not remunerated, but expenses will be paid in line with NHS England policy. The NHS England Senior Responsible Officer determines the length of appointment, which may be up to 4 meetings per year, plus any additional sub-committee meetings.

You can find out more about the work of the NJR on the NJR website as well as its latest annual report.

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Daniel Clemence on 0113 254 5335 quoting the reference EC18-33.

The closing date for applications is midday on 19 October 2018.

Information pack: NJRSC member

Monitoring forms

These forms apply to all boards and committees vacancies.

Guaranteed interview scheme form

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Monitoring form