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DWP Executive Officer Recruitment

DWP is a department within the Civil Service. Please explore more about careers within the Civil Service through this link. Home | Civil Service Careers ( You will also find out more about our Values and Vision and how these are being achieved and hear first- hand from some of our current colleagues.

Hear from some of our colleagues Why join DWP.

About DWP

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is one of the largest Government Departments and is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. We are the UK's biggest public service department and administer the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

DWP is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. Our goal is to ensure that these commitments, reinforced by our values, are embedded in our day-to-day working practices with all our customers, colleagues and partners.

We are recruiting within our Operational Delivery Profession and live vacancies can be found within the Vacancies tab for the grade you are interested in.

Benefits Of Working for DWP

There are lots of great benefits to working for a large Civil Service employer and as well as the information you can read about here which covers in detail Work-life balance, Health and Wellbeing, Discounts, The Pension Scheme and Career and Personal Development. Some highlights are:


  • The Department pays you a basic monthly salary, which is reviewed every year.
    - The salary range for AO grade is from £24,273 to £27,215 depending on the location you work in.
    - The salary range for EO grade is from £29,500 to £33,979 depending on the location you work in.
  • We also offer salary advances to help with your budget. New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
  • In addition to your basic salary, you may receive reward and recognition awards for individual or team contribution to the Department's work.
  • You can also donate to charity by making deductions directly from your monthly salary. Deductions are made on a tax free basis.
  • DWP employees have access to a payroll savings scheme to put money aside into a monthly savings account to use when needed.


A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 28.97%. The scheme is a Defined Benefit Pension Scheme worked out on a Career Average basis.
Civil Service Pension benefits are a valuable part of your employee benefits package. You can find out more by visiting:

Time Off

  • 23 days annual leave on entry, increasing on a sliding scale to 30 days after 10 years' service. This is in addition to your public/bank holidays.
  • This will be complemented by one further day paid privilege entitlement to mark the official birthday of Kings Charles III
  • Flexible working patterns and access to Flexible Working Schemes allowing you to vary your working day to suit your work life balance whilst meeting business needs.
  • Generous paid maternity and paternity leave which is notably more than the statutory minimum offered by many other employers after a qualifying period.
  • Occupational sick pay after qualifying period


  • An employee benefits discounts scheme offering discounts to suit your lifestyle and save you money on a wide range of products and events. For example: Food and Drink, Travel Leisure & Entertainment and Health and Fitness.
  • DWP employees have access to a payroll savings scheme to put money aside into a monthly savings account to use when needed.
  • Interest-free loans allowing you to spread the cost of an annual travel season ticket or a new bicycle.
  • Free full eye and eyesight test and a voucher towards the cost of glasses where frequent computer use is required to complete your role.
  • The use of onsite facilities including parking, fitness centres and staff canteens (where applicable).
  • The Health and Social Security Recreational Association (HASSRA) is a nationwide sports and leisure organisation that provides the opportunity for DWP employees to take part in a range of sporting, recreational and cultural activities.
  • Free access to the DWP Occupational Health Service Physiotherapy Helpline for any pre-existing or new injury or condition from day 1.
  • Free access to 24 hour a day Employee Assistance Programme – get free advice from specialists regarding bereavement support, critical incident, legal or financial advice as well as telephone counselling should you or your spouse or dependants, who meet eligibility requirements, need it.

DWP is committed to enabling all its employees to develop to their maximum potential. There are a number of talent programmes and development schemes available. In addition, the department supports internal and cross government promotion and lateral move opportunities on both a permanent and temporary basis.

On offer are a range of different apprenticeship programmes to suit all grades and job roles in addition to some of the compulsory qualifications which would be outlined in the advert.

Technical and professional learning is available through Civil Service Learning and DWP Learning and Development which encourages self-learning in your own time. DWP allow every employee to dedicate up to 5 days per annum to support your personal development and learning plans.

The Operational Delivery Profession (ODP) is the largest profession within the Civil Service. Over 200,000 Civil Servants work in Operational Delivery to make sure that the public get the services and protection they need. The ODP is passionate about supporting people to reach their full potential. The career tools available can help us to think about your future career paths and to plan for our future as an operational delivery professional. More information on the Operational Delivery Profession can be found here Operational Delivery Profession - GOV.UK (

As a continuously learning organisation, DWP offers a tailored learning and development programme to help further build your knowledge and skills to deliver the support and help needed to our customers.

The learning programme covers a wide range of technical and skills based topics from the basics of Universal Credit, through to coaching skills and effective decision making. We want to ensure we offer fulfilling, rewarding careers that attract and retain motivated people.

Our aim is to create an environment where everyone feels supported to be their best. DWP strives to be a wholly inclusive organisation and we also pride ourselves on being a Disability Confident Leader. We wholeheartedly commit to the Civil Service ambition to be the most inclusive employer in the UK, we welcome and encourage applications for our vacancies from all people from a wide range of backgrounds to help DWP become more representative of the communities we serve.

DWP Focus

Our Responsibilities

  • Supporting people to work and making work pay.
  • Supporting disabled people and those with ill health to work and be independent.
  • Providing a decent income for people of pension age and promoting saving for retirement.
  • Providing value for money and reducing levels of fraud and error.

Our Priorities

  • Run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment.
  • Increase saving for, and security in, later life.
  • Create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children.
  • Deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants.
  • Transform the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

More details on the specific role you are applying for can be found can by clicking HERE


DWP provides services that embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We will not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, HIV positivity, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity, political beliefs or any other grounds.

DWP is recognised as a Disability Confident Leader demonstrating the departmental commitment to attracting, recruiting and retaining disabled people, and supporting them in achieving their full potential.

DWP is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity. As an employer we are also committed to the Civil Service ambition to being the UK's most inclusive employer and we will continue to:

  • Increase the representation of currently under–represented groups to make DWP more diverse.
  • Create and maintain an inclusive culture where colleagues have a sense of belonging, can be their authentic selves at work, have a voice in their team and feel, empowered, valued and fairly treated to achieve their full potential.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. To find out more about Equality and Diversity within DWP, please visit our page Equality and diversity - Department for Work and Pensions - GOV.UK (

DWP also offer the ‘Great Place to Work for Veterans scheme’ making it easier for veterans to join the Civil Service. For further information please go to the Civil Service Making the Civil Service a Great Place to Work for Veterans - GOV.UK ( Further information on this will also be on the job advert.

We welcome applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. For further information please go to the Civil Service Prison Leaver recruitment page on GOV.UK.

We aspire to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications for our roles to help us reflect the citizens we serve. We want to be a workplace where everyone is valued and respected while being themselves and where everyone has a role to play in delivering our purpose of supporting people now and in the future. It is an exciting time to work in the Department for Work and Pensions and your future achievements can genuinely transform lives. Thank you for your interest in joining us.