Civil Service administrator: job description
Tasks can vary massively according to the department and your role within it. Jobs could be anything from embassy staff to a scientific research fellow. Civil servants typically advise and support government officials, and implement their policy decisions. Other jobs could include:
- managing staff
- debating and negotiating ideas
- writing reports
- preparing policy proposals.
While 16% of roles are based in London, a much greater number of jobs are spread throughout the country, and around the world. Salaries can range from around £14,000 up to over £200,000 for senior figures. The majority of roles are on a 9 AM-5 PM basis, but specialists may be required to keep different hours. Continual professional development and training are important and the Civil Service has its own training college.
- Government departments
- Ministry of Defence
- Diplomatic service
- Local and regional government.
Entry to the graduate fast stream programme is typically between the months of September and November. You will need to have, or be predicted at least a 2.2 to apply. Specific grades and qualifications may be required for different posts. For example, to join the diplomatic service as an economist you need to have, or be predicted a 2.1 in Economics.
- possess a mature attitude
- effective interpersonal skills.