Working for UKEF

Job vacancies, pay and grading structure, recruitment policy and benefits of working at UK Export Finance.


All our jobs are advertised on Civil Service jobs.

You can also go to our careers page for more information.

Public appointments

UK Export Finance is responsible for Export Guarantees Advisory Council (EGAC), a non-departmental public body (NDPB). The chairman and members of this body are publicly appointed. Vacancies are advertised on the Cabinet Office’s Public Appointments website.

Pay and grading structure

This section explains the pay and grading structure for staff at UK Export Finance.

Senior Civil Service (SCS)

The SCS is made up of the Civil Service’s top managers, specialists and policy advisors and currently has around 4,000 members.

The pay and grading structure for the SCS is managed by the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office is responsible for providing evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body, which provides independent advice to the government on the Senior Civil Service system.

More information about pay and grading arrangements for the Senior Civil Service is available on the Civil Service website.

All other staff

All posts below the SCS are placed in one of a series of pay bands. There is a pay range for each pay band, with separate ranges for London and National based staff. The pay ranges in the tables below are from 1 August 2023.

London and Southeast

This table gives the minimum and maximum pay rates for London.

Level Grade Minimum Maximum
Administrative AA   £26,500
  AO   £29,000
Executive EO   £34,000
Middle management HEO £37,000 £41,800
  SEO £43,890 £54,340
Manager Grade 7 £56,430 £71,060
  Grade 6 £73,150 £86,000


This table gives the national minimum and maximum pay rates.

Manager Grade 7 £52,250 £63,000
  Grade 6 £64,000 £76,000

Our recruitment policy

We are committed to fair and open competition, and believe it is vital to find the best available person for the job. Spending time to secure the best candidate in the field is critical to the success of our organisation.

To deliver our aims, we are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a mutually rewarding career experience. Our employees bring with them valuable qualifications, experience and skills from previous employment or outside interests. In return, we offer a wide range of opportunities and benefits.

Positions may be offered on a permanent or fixed-term basis in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, available on the Civil Service Commission’s website.

Benefits of working for us

We are an equal opportunities employer and take our goal as a diverse employer very seriously. We aim to provide an enabling environment to meet the varying needs of our workforce including:

  • work-life balance
  • flexible working patterns including part-time, compressed hours, job-share and flexible working hours
  • access to ‘Gold Standard’ Civil Service pension scheme with substantial employer contribution
  • season ticket loans
  • 25 days annual leave on entry, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • leave for professional and academic studies
  • excellent opportunities for learning and development
  • maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay

UK Export Finance: People Strategy 2020 to 2024

Aligned with the organisation’s business plan, UKEF’s People Strategy sets out how it will tackle key people challenges over four years.

Health and wellbeing

Our offices are easily accessible by public transport and fully equipped with an on-site gymnasium.

We also offer our employees:

  • free eye care tests
  • sports and social club with various activities and events
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme