Science and Engineering - Home Office Careers

The Government Science and Engineering profession is made up of over 10,000 civil servants across government with a background or an interest in science and engineering. They work in a range of specialist, deep specialist, policy, analytical and operational roles.

Our work has a national and global impact, tackling problems such as poverty, disease, climate change, crime and terrorism for the public good.

Government Science and Engineering professionals in the Home Office help the department deliver its aims by responding rapidly to protect public safety, and by using science and technology to help solve defence and security issues.

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What you could be doing

The Government Science and Engineering profession covers a wide range of potential activities including:

  • Undertaking research to drive forward the advice and services required by government
  • Championing the use of evidence-based decision making
  • Acting as impartial translators between expert scientific and engineering communities and government policy makers
  • Providing technical support to assist policing and prevent crime
  • Providing systematic challenge and building STEM capabilities in others.
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The benefits of working in Science and Engineering at the Home Office

As a member of our team, you’ll have access to learning and development from across the Government Science and Engineering profession. This includes mentoring support, specific training courses and inter-disciplinary development opportunities.

You’ll have a clear career pathway with a wide choice of career progression opportunities across departments and sectors. And we’ll help you stay one-step ahead with up-to-date announcements, developments and innovations in science and engineering across government. Plus, you’ll have opportunities to attend Government Science and Engineering workshops.