About us

We help all departments across government attract, develop and retain the people and skills they need to achieve government transformation.

Who we are

We work collaboratively across government to facilitate the development of an integrated offer that helps departments attract, develop and retain the people and skills they need in digital, data and technology.

We are part of the Central Digital and Data Office.

The Digital, Data and Technology Profession is one of the professions of the Civil Service functional model.

Our responsibilities

Our work covers the following areas:

  • workforce insights and analytics
  • career management
  • pay and reward
  • communities of practice
  • learning and development
  • attraction and recruitment
  • diversity and inclusion
  • employer brand and culture

Our strategy aims to ensure a coordinated and holistic approach across all departments by maximising, sharing and building on existing best practice both within the government and the industry.

Our priorities

Our priorities are to:

  • enable workforce planning across the digital, data and technology function through insights and analytics
  • bring consistency to job roles and ensure a consistent language across all departments through a common Capability Framework
  • work on a more consistent approach towards pay and reward for the profession
  • facilitate the creation and development of digital, data and technology communities of practice
  • create training and development for digital, data and technology professionals, notably, through the GDS Academy
  • develop and deploy effective attraction and recruitment practices
  • support the development of a diverse and inclusive culture that fosters collaboration and innovation across government

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts