Diversity

We are committed to recruiting 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.

Full diversity statement

Recruitment on merit, guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants, nationality, diversity.

All units across the Home Office are committed to recruitment on merit after fair and open selection, and welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

The Home Office is dedicated to promoting equality, fairness and respect. We will create a working environment where diversity is recognised, valued and celebrated.

In delivering our business to our diverse society, we will take care to assess the impact of our policies on race, religion and belief, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation and age equality.

Specifically we will aim to:

  • employ a workforce that reflects, at all levels, the diversity of society as a whole
  • treat all our staff and customers with dignity and respect
  • develop all our staff to realise their full potential
  • ensure that our recruitment, selection, appraisal, training and career progression processes are fair, objective and free from bias or stereotyping
  • take positive action to secure equality of opportunity

All units 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 affect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

For further information please visit the Directgov website (new window).

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

Please check the details in individual recruitment schemes concerning any nationality requirements. For core Home Office you must be a British Citizen, Commonwealth Citizen or a national of a state within the European Economic Area and Swiss nationals under the Swiss EU agreement.

You must have no restrictions on employment and there must be no time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. In addition you should normally have lived here continuously for the last three years.

All posts will require successful applicants to undergo security checks, and these can take some weeks, or even two months or more. If you are interested in what we do then you will appreciate the importance of doing this properly.

We welcome applications from individuals, but not approaches from recruitment agencies please.

If you are an IT professional seeking reinstatement to the Civil Service, wanting to come in on loan from another government department, or on secondment from a private sector company, then please email your CV with a covering letter to ITProfDev@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, but please do not use this address to apply for specific vacancies, as these will be handled separately.

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