Working for HMRC

With 56,000 staff, who collectively help bring in over £500 billion in tax revenues, from more than 45 million individuals and 5.2 million businesses, we are a major business 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:

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.

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

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 2016 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 £29,068 £33,059
SO £35,409 £38,294

Current vacancies

Statistical Officers, Higher Statistical Officers and Senior Statistical Officers - closing date: 4 November 2016

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 advisors 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.