Working for Home Office

Working for the Home Office and its agencies is interesting and varied, and gives you the chance to make a real difference to people's lives.

We give our staff the opportunity to use their skills and talents to build a rewarding career. Throughout your career here you will never stop learning, and if you want to broaden your experience even further, you can use the rapidly improving links across government to do this.

We employ people in a varied range of policy, corporate services and operational roles. Our staff work in offices around the world, from Whitehall, to Croydon, to Liverpool, to Mumbai and Washington.

We are flexible, skilled, professional and diverse. We have been recognised in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women; and were the first organisation to be ClearAssured in recognition of our work to recruit and retain disabled staff.

In 2015 Stonewall named the Home Office a ‘Stonewall Star Performer’ as we have been in the top 10 of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for the past 5 years.

For details of current vacancies and how to apply, visit the Civil Service jobs website.

Salary and benefits

In addition to a fair base salary we offer a range of benefits including pensions, flexible working arrangements, career development opportunities and the chance to provide services the British public rely on.

For posts where shift working is required, we operate an annualised hours system, which recompenses staff according to the amount of flexible working they agree to perform.

Other benefits

We also offer:

  • a generous holiday allowance
  • a career average pension scheme
  • childcare vouchers
  • season ticket loans
  • cycle to work scheme
  • time off for volunteering
  • an employee assistance programme
  • many other rewards to support employee wellbeing

We also offer a range of support and social groups and services to members of staff.

View the results of our Home Office staff surveys.


We recruit on merit after fair and open selection, and we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

We operate within the guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities. By disability, we mean a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Many of our posts are suitable for people who wish to work flexibly, to job-share or to work part-time.

Find out more about equality and diversity at the Home Office.