Working for HMRC

With 56,000 staff, who collectively help bring in more than £500 billion in tax revenues, from more than 45 million individuals and 5.2 million businesses, we are a major organisation with serious responsibilities.

HMRC is much more than ‘the tax man’.

As well as collecting tax, we administer benefit payments, pay out tax credits and help to protect national interests.

We interact with all kinds of people, from businesses to individuals. In fact, almost everyone comes into contact with us at some point, which makes customer service central to everything we do.

Current vacancies

All our job vacancies are advertised:

Digital opportunities

We’re currently recruiting for a wide range of digital roles.

Annual leave

When you start working at HMRC, you will receive 22 days leave (pro rata for part-time staff), which increases to 25 after a year’s service and 30 days after 10 years’ service.

You will also receive one day privilege entitlement to mark the Queen’s Birthday.

Flexible and part-time working

Flexi-time is available in many of our offices, subject to HMRC’s requirement to balance the needs of staff with everybody’s responsibility to meet business and service requirements. This enables staff to vary their working day and the way in which they work their total hours.

Part-time and term-time working may also be available, depending on the needs of the office. Some offices operate early evening shifts which might be suitable for students or people with other commitments in the day.

Working for HMRC digital

We have one of the biggest and most dynamic IT operations in Europe, and by 2020 we will be among the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world.

Unique digital opportunities

Our digital transformation programme means we need to employ people with a wide range of IT and digital skills in locations across the UK.

These are unique career opportunities within technology and digital, and you will be at the forefront of enterprise-level digital transformation.

We lead the way in:

  • cyber security
  • big data
  • robotic automation
  • APIs
  • innovative customer contact tools

We’re recruiting for a wide range of digital specialist skills, from DevOps to project management, service design and more. We’re looking for people at all levels of experience, too - from senior leaders to apprentices.

So this is your chance to:

  • bring your ideas and talent to work on the biggest and most exciting digital transformation programme in the UK
  • work with award-winning teams and other like-minded and creative digital thinkers
  • utilise the latest cutting-edge techniques, tools and methodologies
  • work in a culture that pioneers the use of open source technologies, agile working, and a DevOps model of delivery
  • access our award-winning skills and talent development programme

To find out more about what we’re doing - and how we do it - read and subscribe to our HMRC Digital blog.

Current digital opportunities

If you’re interested in joining HMRC Digital, our current vacancies are listed on our HMRC Digital blog.

Estates Services opportunities

During 2017 we are recruiting for a number of positions within our Estates Directorate, which is responsible for the supply, management and maintenance of HMRC’s operational estate and the provision of associated support services.

The roles are based across the UK and cover a wide range of responsibilities.

Current vacancies

Role Closing date Apply
Assistant Project Director 2 February 2018 Apply on Civil Service Jobs

Analyst career opportunities

Are you a newly qualified, or a professional analyst or researcher?

Are you interested in making a difference to our country’s vital public services?

Do you have first rate analytical skills and want to be part of a community of analysts producing high profile, influential advice to ministers?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes then a career in HMRC, one of the UK’s largest and most influential organisations, may be ideal for you.

As a member of our analytical community you could be shaping the future of government and play an important part in improving policy.


Over the course of 2017 we are recruiting for analyst positions in the following roles:

  • social researchers
  • statisticians
  • data analysts
  • economists
  • operational researchers
  • intelligence analysts


Eligibility criteria varies between roles. Please check the job listing on Civil Service Jobs for the exact criteria.

Nationality and immigration

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals.

Read further information on whether you are able to apply.‎

Pay and benefits

Roles are being offered at the following grades: Band T, HO and SO.

Grade Pay national Pay London
Band T £27,045 £29,256
HO £29,358 £33,388
SO £35,409 £38,294

How to apply

To apply, please follow the instructions provided on the individual job listing on the Civil Service Jobs website.

Graduate programme

Our Tax Specialist Programme provides talented graduates with experience and responsibility, supported by mentoring, advice and supervision to gain tax professional qualifications. Graduates receive a competitive salary while managing complex tax cases, negotiating with customers and their professional advisers and learning to lead and influence teams. At the end of the 4-year programme, there are opportunities to specialise and to move around HMRC.

For all the latest updates and to ask us any of your questions on the programme, follow the HMRC graduates page on Facebook.

Pupil barrister and trainee solicitor posts within HMRC are offered as part of the wider Government Legal Service (GLS) annual recruitment campaign.

Other benefits

Other benefits of working for HMRC include:

  • competitive pension arrangements
  • training and development - we offer induction and ongoing training to staff
  • childcare vouchers to all eligible members of staff across all of our 300 offices
  • sports and social facilities in some offices
  • interest-free loans allow staff to spread the cost of an annual travel season ticket