Competency framework

All Cabinet Office posts are filled on the basis of competency based assessments – skills, experience and abilities that you may have gained at work, home, school, in leisure activities or voluntary work.

The Cabinet Office competency framework sets out the skills which are commonly required across the department. They are based on the Professional Skills for Government framework which provides a common set of skills requirements across government.

  • analysis and use of evidence
  • financial management 
  • people management 
  • programme and project management 
  • strategic thinking 
  • communications and marketing

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