Guidance

Special advisers: code of conduct

The special advisers' code of conduct sets out guidance for rules and work.

Documents

Cabinet Office model contract for Special Advisers - October 2015

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Detail

Code of Conduct

The employment of special advisers adds a political dimension to the advice and assistance available to ministers while reinforcing the political impartiality of the permanent Civil Service by distinguishing the source of political advice and support. The Special Advisers’ Code of Conduct sets out guidance for rules and work in this area of work.

Model Contract

The model contract for special advisers sets out the principal terms and conditions of employment for special advisers. It incorporates the written particulars required by the Employment Rights Act 1996 and, together with the offer letter, the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers and the Civil Service Code.