the challenge of a lifetime
Let's face it. Most people now agree that job satisfaction is what we
value most at work. And it's no different for those who work here at
DFID, on one of the most pressing issues of our age: global poverty.
Yes, we do offer the usual package of excellent non-pay benefits
offered by the Civil Service to those eligible to
work in the UK (see our recruitment
policy): a good pension, good holidays, flexible working, and a
commitment to personal development.
But, although we're a top-performing government department, DFID
isn't the Civil Service as you might know it. We're a dynamic, professional and diverse international organisation
which is a leader in the fight against poverty in developing countries.
As a small Government department, we don't recruit very often. But when
we do, we value experience and talent, no matter what your background is.
If you're interested in working towards the reduction of poverty, there's never been a
more critical time to work in development, and towards the Millennium
Our influence is growing, we use the latest technology to help us
work smarter, and many of our roles involve travel within the UK and
A family-friendly job which pays competitive rates, and is worth getting
up for in the morning? You might just find it here.
See current vacancies
or contact us with any
questions on recruitment
What benefits do we offer?
The vast majority of DFID staff really enjoy working for us, so our staff turnover
is relatively low even when compared with other public sector employers.
We think that's because we offer:
- Flexible and family-friendly working
- Personal development plan and first-class training opportunities
- Travel season ticket loans
- The opportunity to travel overseas and the chance to compete for
- Generous allowances for some overseas posts - look at our recruitment
policy summary for details
- A Civil Service pension
- still rated as one of the best schemes in the public sector
Guidance and resources
Our Recruitment Fact Sheet has information about eligibility criteria,
volunteering, overseas recruitment,
working with the EU and more.