At the Cabinet Office, we have an important role in supporting the Prime Minister and Minister for the Cabinet Office in delivering key objectives and milestones to help ensure the effective running of government. Additionally, we take the lead in certain critical policy areas, we act as a corporate centre for governance, challenging, supporting and providing services to other Ministerial Departments.
The Cabinet Office is the Centre of government. Its Purpose is:
- to maintain the integrity of the Union, co ordinate the security of the realm and sustain a flourishing democracy;
- to support the design and implementation of HM Government’s policies and the Prime Minister’s priorities; and
- to ensure the delivery of the finest public services by attracting and developing the best public servants and improving the efficiency of government.
Culture and values
At the Cabinet Office we are committed to creating a fair and inclusive working environment where everyone can flourish. Our Cabinet Office Values set out behaviours that will help us do this, we all commit to:
- Treat everyone with Respect… actively promote inclusion, give everyone a voice and value all contributions.
- Build Trust… recognise expertise, empower people within and beyond our organisation.
- Actively Collaborate… build strong relationships and partner across boundaries.
Cabinet Office Planning & Performance Team
Within the Cabinet Office, the Planning & Performance team sits within the central Finance team which is responsible for managing all aspects of the Cabinet Office’s finances. We currently have an exciting range of employment opportunities within the team involved in areas of work such as business planning, financial analysis and business partnering that needs enthusiastic, self-starters who will thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Like all Civil Servants, the roles will enjoy a range of benefits and a flexible working environment while providing lots of opportunities for both personal and professional development and so we encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
The Cabinet Office is committed to supporting all staff to undertake a minimum of 5 days learning a year. Development should be discussed regularly with your line manager. This learning will come in all shapes and sizes and much of it will not be formal training courses (such as mentoring, coaching and on-the-job learning). Taking this flexible approach to learning means that everyone should be able to fit their learning around (and even during) their busy jobs.
Learning & development can range from signing up to an apprenticeship, adult further education, mentoring and shadowing through to signing up for a Civil Service online training course.
Reward and Recognition
- Advances of pay – An interest free loan that has tax free status up to the value of £10,000 in a financial year.
- Thank you vouchers – Cabinet Office employees can receive up to £200 in thank you vouchers for providing excellent customer service and demonstrating the Civil service values.
- In year bonus - The in year bonus scheme allows line managers to reward in real time. You can be awarded up to £1,000 for an exceptional contribution.
- Charitable payroll giving – Donate to a charity of your choice by using the Charitable Payroll Scheme.
- Long term service awards – These awards mark the commendable achievement of employees with 25, 40 and 50 years service in the Civil Service.
- Rental deposit scheme – You can obtain an interest free loan to pay for your deposit when moving into a privately rented home.
Health and wellbeing
- Employee Assistance Programme - As a Cabinet Office employee, you have access to clinical and professional expertise through PAM Assist, providing fully trained support and assistance as and when you need it. This includes debt advice, money management, welfare rights and benefits advice.
- Occupational Health – If you have a health related issue which is affecting your ability to work then your line manager may consider referring you to OH.
- Fair treatment confidants – Offer a confidential listening service with support and advice to staff who are feeling worried, anxious, stressed, or just need someone to listen.
- Nominated Officers – These are individuals in the Department who can offer impartial support and advice, out of the management chain, to those who suspect wrongdoing and want to raise a concern.
- The Charity for Civil Servants – Supports civil servants, past and present when times are tough, listening without judgement and offering practical financial and emotional support.
- Remploy – A free confidential service run by DWP for any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or mental health issues affecting their work.
Cabinet office benefits
- “mylifestyle” portal: Benefits such as gym discounts, cycle to work scheme, discounts on your weekly shopping and leisure (such as a holiday with Jet2) and many more.
- Memberships: There are various clubs and societies available to civil servants to join. Here are just a few:
- Civil Service Insurance Society - provides insurance for cars, home, life and much more.
- Civil Service Sports Club - £4.25 per month offering discounts on family days out, free entrance to over 300 English Heritage sites and other offers.
- Boundless – offering a wide range of discounts on travel, insurance and much more.