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Our locations

The Home Office is an organisation of around 35,000 staff. We have civil servants working across all four nations of the UK and overseas, and we’re a major employer in many towns and cities.

Over 40% of our workforce is already based outside London and the South East, but we’re committed to further improving representation of the communities we serve. As such, we’re working to provide more development and promotion opportunities for those outside London and the South East, and across a wider range of professions.

In May 2021, we announced our intention to expand our regional presence by at least 1,950 roles, including 80 Senior Civil Service roles, by 2025. We plan to increase our presence in smaller cities and large towns including Stoke-on-Trent, Peterborough, Salford, Sheffield and Solihull. We also want to increase staff numbers in metropolitan locations and sites in the devolved administrations, including Sheffield, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh.

We’re now in the process of establishing a new Innovation Centre in Stoke-on-Trent, which will accommodate case-working roles and an asylum hub. Over the next five years, the Stoke hub will accommodate more than 500 roles in total, bringing a range of different functions and jobs to the city. This project will also provide a pipeline of exciting career paths for the local community, with an apprentice-first policy for hiring at junior grades.

Where would you work if you joined us?

It depends on your role. The Home Office encourages flexible working wherever possible – this includes part-time working, compressed hours, remote working, hybrid working, job sharing and part-year working. Hybrid working enables employees to work partly in their workplace(s) and partly at home. As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, a hybrid working pattern may be available where business needs allow. Applicants can always discuss working arrangements with their hiring manager if they have specific questions.

What jobs are available at your location?

Visit the Civil Service Jobs website to search for current Home Office vacancies.