How to apply

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any legally protected characteristic (for example gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age).

Eligibility criteria

We can only employ you if:

  • you are eligible to be resident and entitled to work in the United Kingdom (under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996)
  • you satisfy the nationality rules for employment within the Civil Service

Nationality rules for employment within the Civil Service

Completing an application

You need to complete all personal details online. Questions about your nationality, ethnicity and any disability are retained by our HR department and not seen by the selection panel.

The main part of the process is where you are asked to provide evidence against specific questions or competency examples that are related to the essential skills, knowledge and experience required for the post. You may also be asked to provide your educational and employment history.

Guaranteed interview scheme

If you are disabled and meet the minimum criteria for the role, we will offer you an interview.

Our panels shortlist applications as soon as possible after the closing date for each vacancy. You'll be told via your registered email address whether or not you have been invited to interview.

If you are invited to interview, you'll receive an email including:

  • the date and venue, plus guidance on how to book an interview slot
  • a list of what you need to bring with you
  •  information about what will be involved (eg presentation, psychometric test etc)

After the interview you'll receive the results via your registered email address.

Coming to an interview

If invited to interview you must bring:

  • proof of your nationality - for example your passport, birth certificate, or National Identity Card.
  • confirmation of your national insurance number
  • proof of your legal right to work in the UK

You will also be asked to complete a Nationality and Immigration Status form and if you’re successful at interview, you’ll need to undergo a criminal records check.

Some posts, mainly in the Investigations and Enforcement area, will require additional security clearance - this will be made clear in any advertisement.

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