Salary and benefits

As well as offering competitive salaries, we also offer a range of other benefits, including pensions, flexible working, and career development opportunities.

Actual cash earnings vary with grade, location, type of work and by where you work within the Home Office. More details will be given in the recruitment adverts. However, to give you an idea of what you could earn:

  • higher or senior executive officer posts (or equivalents) start at £27-37K
  • more senior posts (grade 7 or 6), where you are fully accountable for your own technical work and able to establish organisational priorities, can start around £50-58K
  • people with exceptional skills, who reach the Senior Civil Service, may earn over £70K.

Career progression and professionalism

Professionalism in IT and PPM is supported at the highest levels within the Home Office, and we also have very strong links with the Cabinet Office IT profession team, the Chartered Institute for IT (the BCS), the Office of Government Commerce, and the Association for Project Management.

The IT profession team and the project and programme support unit work closely together to look at professional development of staff, including training, qualifications and coaching and mentoring opportunities.

Our fast-track technology in business graduates may reach a senior position (grade 7) in around four to five years. People with the right skills may be able to achieve similar rapid advancement through normal promotion.

Other benefits

We also offer a generous holiday allowance, privilege holidays, a great pension scheme, childcare support and season ticket/bicycle purchase loan. See a list of the rewards and benefits available. You can also have a look at an example of what a senior manager might expect to earn, including financial benefits.

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