Civil Service administrative officers carry out a range of tasks in office administration and customer service to help deliver services to the public.
There will be
2% fewer Civil Service administrative officer jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You’ll work in a government department or agency that applies government policies and delivers services to the public. You’ll usually do this in:
You could work in one of a range of departments like:
Your day-to-day work will depend on the department or agency you work for, but may include:
You’ll refer any complex queries or cases to an executive officer.
Working for the Civil Service has more information about what you’ll do.
You’ll need to meet certain nationality rules to apply. You’ll usually need to be:
You could work in a range of government departments or agencies. Each department sets its own entry requirements. You may also need:
GOV.UK has information about careers in the Civil Service and how to apply.
Starter salary: £15,000 to £18,500 (administrative assistant)
Experienced salary: up to £24,500 (administrative officer)
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work around 36 hours a week, Monday to Friday. You may need to work shifts which could include evenings, weekends and public holidays.
You’ll be based in an open plan office, which may be open to the public.
With experience, you’ll deal with complex enquiries or complaints, or take on more specialist work related to your department.
With further qualifications you could be promoted from administrative officer to Civil Service executive officer.
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