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Play a pivotal role at the heart of transformation.

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Play a pivotal role at the heart of transformation.


Behind the scenes, the policies that guide the biggest decisions in the country are changing. At the forefront of this, the Defra Group is leading the way.

As our work increases in complexity, we are bringing new focus, creating new efficiencies and pioneering new levels of innovation. If you are an HR, Finance or Communications specialist, here is where you can have crucial impact at a key moment.


As one of our HR professionals, you will be part of the wider Civil Service HR Function, which encompasses all government departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies. You do not need to be a CIPD member to work here, because we will give you the opportunity to join and obtain professional recognition.

In addition to making sure we get the basics right, through seamless people transactions and support, our HR experts are playing a transformational role in shaping the workforce of the future.

Within this trusted community, you will work closely with the Defra Group’s business leads, supporting them to drive improvement in key areas such as attraction and retention, capability, diversity, reward and leadership.


The fiscal impact of EU Exit brings new challenge and opportunity, in equal measure. As public spending is constrained, it is more important than ever that our financial experts are at the heart of decision-making.

Here, you will be part of the Government Finance function which comprises around 10,000 people across departments, agencies, and arm’s-length bodies. Together, we are responsible for over £750 billion expenditure a year, managing over £1,450 billion of assets and £3,500 billion of liabilities.

From Strategic Business Partners to Technical Accountants, you will join colleagues that are instrumental in protecting, driving and maximising value for government spending.


Across the Defra Group, we are highly ambitious about what our Communications team can help us achieve. Thanks to them, we are challenging perceptions, changing behaviour, building partnerships, and making a social and economic difference.

By joining us here, you will have full exposure to our communications remit. From the opportunity to work closely with Policy teams, other government departments, and a range of external partners to finding new and fresh ways of reaching target audiences, you will enjoy impact and variety.

Simply, this is your chance to shape our important message at an equally important time.