This section contains contact information for all Civil Service Departments and Accredited NDPBs. If you have a question relating to a specific department, please select the department from this list and use the contact information provided to get in touch with them directly.
We have a vision for the future of young people and their food. We work to engage others in developing this vision, seeking to ensure that the healthy eating habits developed by children at school are integrated in their everyday lives.
Through leading projects such Million Meals and School FEAST, managing research in schools and heading national PR campaigns we are already on our way to achieving our goals. All of this work is dependent on a committed and skilled staff base. We operate from offices in Sheffield & London with regional based staff as part of the Let’s Get Cooking team. The environment is fast paced and varied and gives a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative and forward thinking organisation.
School Food Trust
GH1, Moorfoot, Sheffield
0114 259 1323
Our mission is to :
Deliver world-class science;
Increase the UK’s influence in the international arena, especially in relation to large facilities;
Achieve a step-change in the economic impact the UK derives from its science through knowledge exchange and the training of skilled people.
STFC are a science-driven organisation. We make It possible for a broad range of scientists to do the highest quality research tackling some of the most fundamental scientific questions. STFC scientific discovery is vital to the success of the UK economy and its breakthroughs have wide ranging benefits to society.
Many of the STFC’s scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs have commercial applications. The organisation actively exploits these opportunities through its own commercial company, providing patent advice, identifying venture capital and supporting successful spin-outs.
We fund university research projects and postgraduate training awards in astronomy, particle physics, space science and nuclear physics.
We operate major world class research facilities such as the ISIS neutron source, the Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS) Central Laser Facility, and High Performance Computing Service Consortium (HPCx). We are the major stakeholder in the Diamond Light Source which opened in early 2007.
We provide access to world-class facilities, including through the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and the world’s largest particle physics centre (CERN) the European Space Agency, the European Southern Observatory, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the Institut Laue-Langevin and telescope facilities in Chile, Hawaii, La Palma, and Australia.
We provide scientific and technical expertise in space and ground-based astronomy technologies, microelectronics, wafer scale manufacturing, particle and nuclear physics, alternative energy production and radio communications and radar. We also train new generations of experts in these fields.
We have employ more than 2000 staff who are deployed at 7 locations. These are in Swindon, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire: the Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire: the Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire: the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh: the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes on La Palma in the Canary Islands; and the Joint Astronomy Centre in Hawaii.
North Star Avenue,
Swindon HQ: +44(0)1793 442 000
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: +44 (0)1235 445 000
Daresbury: +44 (0)1925 603 000
Chilbolton: +44 (0)1264 860 391
UK ATC : +44 (0)131 668 8100
Scottish Agricultural Science Agency
82 Craigs Road
Telephone: 0131 244 8890
As a non-departmental public body (NDPB) we are independent from, but accountable to, the Scottish Government. We fund a range of arts organisations annually for their programmes and also make project and lottery grants to individual artists and arts organisations.
The Scottish Arts Council’s budget for 2009/10 is £61.06 million, which includes £48.14 million from the Scottish Government, £12.43 million from the National Lottery and £0.5 million from other income.
We offer a unique national perspective on the arts and their audiences. Our strategic leadership – development, funding and advocacy – is underpinned by specialist knowledge and experience in the management and delivery of the arts at national and international level.
We are entering an exciting period of change for the arts in Scotland. Subject to legislation in 2009, the Public Service Reform Bill, Creative Scotland will become the new lead body for arts and screen industries in Scotland, replacing the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen.
The new organisation will include the main functions of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen.
12 Manor Place
Edinburgh EH3 7DD
Telephone: 0131 240 2560
SCRA operates within the overarching framework of the Children’s Hearings System. The Children’s Hearings System is the care and justice system for Scotland’s children and young people. It is a distinct system which deals with the care, protection, guidance and control of children, usually up to the age of 16 years.
At the centre of the system is Children’s Reporters.
SCRA has full responsibility for the Children’s Reporters’ service, whose main role is to make effective decisions about whether a child or young person requires compulsory measures. In addition, it has responsibilities to support Children’s Panel Members to make good decisions, and to enable children and families to participate in Children’s Hearings. SCRA is also charged with providing suitable accommodation for Children’s Hearings.
SCRA operates under the direction of a Board, which reflects a range of experiences and backgrounds in relation to children and young people. The Board plays a significant role in setting the strategic direction and in challenging and supporting SCRA to deliver its plans. As a Non-Departmental Public Body, SCRA’s Board, although acting independently, is accountable to Scottish Ministers via the Scottish Government’s Education and Lifelong Learning Directorate.
SCRA employs 544 staff (FTE average 453.9) of which over 85% are engaged in, or directly supporting, making decisions about children in our 42 offices and Hearings Centres throughout Scotland. SCRA has an annual revenue and capital budget of £27 million.
Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
Springkerse Business Park
Acronym: The Care Commission
On 1 April 2010 it was established by the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 as an independent body, governed by a Corporate Board and chaired by the Lord President, the most senior judge in Scotland
Human Resources Unit
Telephone: 0131 444 3352
47 Robb’s Loan
Telephone: 0131 244 6059
The SFC is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) of the Scottish Government and was established on 3 October 2005. The Council replaced the former Scottish Further Education Funding Council (SFEFC) and the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC) and brought together funding and support for Scotland’s colleges and universities under one body.
Our mission is to invest in the development of a coherent college and university system which, through enhanced learning, research and knowledge exchange, leads to improved economic, educational, social, civic and cultural outcomes for the people of Scotland.
In 2009-10, we will invest about £1.7 billion in Scotland’s colleges and universities. Our funds contribute to the costs of teaching, research and other activities – including costs related to staff, infrastructure, buildings and equipment.
Our main activities are to:
• develop policies and strategies which support Scottish Government priorities, meet our statutory duties, and contribute to our corporate plan objectives for further and higher education;
• implement our policies and strategies through our investment of public funds in colleges and universities;
• ensure that the quality of teaching is enhanced and assessed – working with colleges, universities, student representative bodies and the quality assessment agencies in the college sector and the Quality Assurancy Agency in the University sector);
• monitor the financial health and sustainability of colleges and universities in order to safeguard the interests of learners, the investment of public funds, and the reputation of further and higher education in Scotland;
• collect, evaluate and publish relevant statistical data and other evidence about further and higher education; and
• provide advice to the Scottish Government on further and higher education and other relevant issues.
Acronym: Scottish Funding Council or SFC
97 Haymarket Terrace,
Telephone: 0131 313 6591
SE Human Resources
Telephone: 0131 244 3981
• promote care for and improvement of the natural heritage
• help people enjoy it responsibly
• enable greater understanding and awareness of it
• promote its sustainable use, now and for future generations.
SNH’s work is about caring for the natural heritage, enabling people to enjoy it, helping people to understand and appreciate it, and supporting those who manage it. All our work supports our mission: All of nature for all of Scotland.
Great Glen House,
The emphasis of the SPSO’s outreach work with public bodies is on local resolution, helping them prevent complaints escalating unnecessarily to the SPSO.
We are customer focused, approachable and accessible and that is reflected in the skills of the people who work here. We look to recruit good communicators, keen to resolve complaints accurately and effectively. Above all, we want people committed to helping us continuously improve the service we offer.
4 Melville Street,
We work in partnership with industry, universities, colleges and schools to provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications and assessments – embedding industry standards where appropriate.
We strive to ensure that SQA qualifications are inclusive, accessible to all, that they provide clear progression pathways, facilitate lifelong learning and recognise candidate achievement.
We aim to be recognised as a national and international leader in the delivery of our qualifications, statutory obligations and the quality of our services.
Our comprehensive spectrum of services makes us responsive to employers’ needs and able to focus on key Government priorities, such as the Skills Strategy, helping to ensure the delivery of a highly academically-educated and vocationally skilled workforce that is relevant, responsive and adaptable to the demands of the global economy and society.
We are sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate and we employ approximately 750 staff located at our Glasgow, Dalkeith and Newtongrange sites.
The Optima Building
58 Robertson Street
Serious Fraud Office
10-16 Elm Street
+44 (0)20 7239 7050
The Recruitment Team
PO BOX 58358,
Veterans Services Team
Personnel and Veterans Agency
Telephone: 0800 169 22 77; Freephone 0800 169 3458
Who we are
Our job is to fund and regulate adult FE and skills training in England. We are part of a network of organisations in the country who commission, manage and market training for adults. Our mission is to ensure that people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in growing England’s economy. We do this in the context of policy set by BIS and informed by the needs of businesses, communities and regions, and sector and industry bodies.We employ around 1,800 staff across England.
What we do
We invest public spending – £4 billion per year – in colleges and training organisations to fund training for adults in England. The training is mainly to improve skills so that people can do their jobs better, get new jobs, or progress in their careers.We work to an annual budget, targets and priorities set by the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) through the Skills Investment Strategy, published each autumn. It’s the responsibility of many organisations in our sector to influence and inform this strategy.
We work at a ‘short arm’s length’ from BIS, allowing a fast and effective response to policy, while reinforcing the autonomy of the FE sector. We allocate ‘envelopes’ of funding to colleges and other skills and training providers who have discretion over expenditure to meet the needs of local businesses and communities.
We are a national organisation, with a main office in Coventry and another 20 offices around England.
We house the National Apprenticeship Service, with a field force located across the country, working to develop the relationship with business to drive forward the Government’s ambition for increasing apprenticeships. The National Apprenticeship Service has a ‘field-force’ based in a number of additional locations.
Skills Funding Agency
0845 377 5000 (general queries)
024 76 82 5800 (HR Direct – HR helpdesk open from 9am – 1pm daily)<\p>
The South East region covers the county areas of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. We have the 22nd largest economy in the world, bigger than several countries including Denmark, Sweden, South Africa and Greece. The South East is home to over 8 million people and almost 730,000 businesses.
SEEDA’s aim is to create a prosperous, dynamic, inspirational and sustainable region. SEEDA is currently refocusing its work to ensure budgets and resources are clearly aligned with its vision of being the best economic development agency a top global region could have: with expert interventions, expert deal making and expert strategic advice. Within this vision key priority areas will be:
• international trade and inward investment
• business growth.
SEEDA works with businesses, local authorities, Government agencies, voluntary and community organisations and many others, acting as a catalyst for change across the region. SEEDA has an annual budget of around £140 million.
We are a business-led organisation, accountable to Government. We are governed by a Board whose 15 members have wide ranging experience in business, local government, education, the trades unions, and voluntary service.
The South East’s economic priorities are set out in the Regional Economic Strategy (RES), prepared by SEEDA on behalf of the region as a blueprint for sustainable prosperity.
Agreement has now been reached between SEEDA and the local authority leaders in the region – the South East England Leaders’ Board – on taking forward a new Regional Strategy that will integrate the RES and the South East Plan, which sets the current planning vision for our region.
Postcode: GU1 1YA
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe in gathering and sharing the best intelligence for the benefit of everyone in the region, and promoting South West England both at home and abroad.
Successful South West businesses are essential to the competitiveness of the region’s economy. Our key role is to provide conditions in which businesses can thrive.
We recognise that some areas have greater social and economic needs than others. In these areas we work hard with other people so that individuals, businesses and communities can take advantage of new opportunities.
Our communications, both in terms of travel and ICT, are improving all the time, and our fourteen Universities and Higher Education Institutes are working ever closer with business to bring new ideas and developments to market.
Sport England is also working with a range of partners (including the Government, Youth Sport Trust, UK Sport and the Greater London Authority) to utilise the opportunities afforded by London staging the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. This work will help ensure a lasting sporting legacy across England.
Sport England facilitates community based opportunities for children, young people and adults of all ages.
London WC1B 4SE
St.Helena Prog. Officer
1 Palace Street
Telephone: 0207 023 0383
We’re a public sector organisation, the repayments we collect go back to government to help fund future students. We have over 1800 employees across four sites providing a service to over 3 million customers throughout the UK, paying out £5billion a year in loans and grants.
Good customer service is our guiding principle, while advanced technology is a feature of almost everything we do – our systems are among the most advanced in the public sector.
We are flexible and family-friendly, and place high value on training and development. We’ve been an Investor in People for 9 years.
We have a wide range of roles with the majority of our employees working in customer services positions. We handle more than four million calls a year at our customer support centres and we train our employees to give friendly and expert guidance. These calls can range from requests for help with filling in application forms to queries about loan repayments.
We have to be efficient to handle the huge number of applications, enquiries, loans, grants and repayments we process every year. We also have to keep up with changing regulations, responding quickly to changes in government policy.
Our support functions include Information and Communications Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Training and Facilities to name but a few.
For more details about working with us, what we offer and to view any of our vacancies, please visit www.slc.co.uk
If you have any queries relating to opportunities in our offices in Glasgow or Colwyn Bay please contact:
Student Loans Company
100 Bothwell Street
Telephone: 0141 243 3682
For details relating to opportunities in Darlington, please contact the following:
Student Loans Company
Telephone: 01325 215818
Telephone: 0207 270 6156
Innovation is crucial to UK business. It gives companies a competitive edge and a springboard into the global marketplace by creating new products, processes and services and driving up productivity. It is vital for the economy and for growth. So to drive this growth we aim to make the UK a global leader in innovation. We accelerate innovation, helping UK business to innovate faster and more effectively than would be possible through market forces alone. We do this by:
- Connecting – joining the UK’s strong research base with the expertise of innovative businesses, to develop better products, processes and services, and by getting business people, researchers and policymakers working together in a powerful innovation system that makes the UK a magnet for innovative businesses.
- Catalysing – using our funding to lower the barriers to innovation and to encourage business investment in research, development and commercialisation.
- Harnessing the procurement power of Government to promote innovation in business.
- Focusing resources on markets of the future, where UK business can gain a competitive advantage – such as the green economy, energy security, the ageing population and the shift to digital services.
We help business to create innovative products and services which will meet market needs, tackle the challenges of our time and build the economy of tomorrow.
We currently have 217 working in our Manchester and London offices, and as flexible home workers.
We work with social-housing landlords (these are landlords who do not operate on a purely commercial basis) and tenants to improve the standard of service for tenants and residents.
We have three priorities for the next three years:
Securing a fair deal for tenants: we will strengthen their influence by giving them more opportunities to: make choices over the services they receive and to have a greater say in how services are managed; and examine how well their landlord is performing. We will encourage landlords to improve the standards of the services they offer as well as creating safe, clean and well-maintained neighbourhoods.
Protect the taxpayer: we will make sure that our work continues to allow the landlords we regulate to secure loans at significantly lower rates than they would otherwise. We will also protect the existing £127 billion of public investment in the sector and will make sure that this brings the public benefit that we planned it to have.
Provide modern and effective regulation: our regulation framework gives landlords’ boards and committees the responsibility and freedom to run their services and manage their affairs themselves. We have a range of powers that allow us to get involved where landlords do not deal with their tenants’ concerns appropriately. We will help landlords to agree local standards that will help them to adapt their services to meet the different priorities of their tenants.
Tenant Services Authority,
149 Tottenham Court Road,
1. increase the number of able and committed people recruited to teaching
2. improve the quality of initial teacher training and induction for newly qualified teachers
3. ensure a sufficiently wide range of good quality ITT provision to meet trainee needs and to take up the number of training places available nationally
4. communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively with all audiences and stakeholders
5. plan and use resources effectively, seeking to improve the quality of services
In all that we do, we will:
- actively promote teaching as a profession
- provide high quality services which meet customer needs
- manage ourselves well, release the talent of staff and value diversity
- share knowledge, build on best practice and work in effective partnership
- seek clarity, coherence and consistency in all our working practices
Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA)
Telephone: 0300 065 6533
Treasury Solicitor’s Department
Queen Anne’s Chambers
Telephone: 020 7210 3075
4 Abbey Orchard Street
London, SW1P 2BS
United Kingdom Border Agency
36 Wellesley Road
Telephone: 0208 760 8201
Our ambition is to benefit employers, individuals and government by advising how improved employment and skills systems can help the UK become a world-class leader in productivity, in employment and in having a fair and inclusive society: all this in the context of a fast-changing global economy.
As employers have prime responsibility for improving productivity, the UK Commission strengthens the employer voice and provides greater employer influence over the UK’s employment and skills systems.
We provide independent advice to the highest levels in the four UK Governments, helping to achieve improvements through strategic policy development, evidence-based analysis and the exchange of good practice.
3 Callflex Business Park,
Golden Smithies Lane,
Wath upon Dearne,
Somerset, TA1 2DN
Telephone: 01823 723353
66-74 Victoria Street
Telephone: Home Office: 0207 035 8888
HR Resourcing Team
Valuation Office Agency
2nd Flr, 42 Eastgate
Telephone: 03000 500870
Telephone: 0117 954 3200
Mrs Debi Clark
Vehicle Certification Agency
1 The Eastgate Office Centre
Telephone: 0117 9524168
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Telephone: 01932 341 111
Mrs Janet Squire
Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Telephone: 01932 338 335
Head of HR
Telephone: 020 7270 0530
Telephone: 020 7563 9544
Our responsibilities include regulating the charges that appointed companies make for their services while ensuring that these companies can finance their functions; protecting the interests of customers with regard to pricing and standards of service; promoting economy and efficiency in the water industry; facilitating competition in the supply of water and sewerage services; and adjudicating certain disputes between appointed companies and their customers.
A key element of our strategy is to promote effective competition in consumers interests. We are now at the beginning of a process which may transform the water industry, as other utilities such as gas, electricity and telecoms have been transformed by competition.
This is a great time to join Ofwat. We can offer a unique and valuable opportunity for people with the right skills, experience and attitude to make a real difference in an area that affects the lives of everyone in England and Wales.
All vacancies are advertised on our own website which includes details about the job role and an application pack.
Centre City Tower
7 Hill Street
0121 625 1323
Telephone: 02920 821580
11 – 19 Artillery Row,
Telephone: 01903 817771