Recruiting to the first 19 new Cabinet Office posts based in York will begin this week (17 May).
The news follows an announcement earlier this year that around 200 roles from the Cabinet Office would move to York over the next four years. The Civil Service department is responsible for the execution of a wide range of government policy and employs almost 8,000 people across the UK, 400 of whom are already based in York.
The first phase of recruitment features a wide range of policy and analytical roles, including a Programme Manager and Business Analyst positions. Apprenticeship vacancies in policy and project management will also be offered and candidates will not require any previous civil service experience to apply.
Ian Floyd, Chief Operating Officer at City of York Council said:
York is world renowned for its heritage and culture, and the Cabinet Office’s decision to re-locate jobs to York, as part of it s wider programme to move civil servants out of London, is a vote of confidence in our city.
“It recognises York’s fantastic geographical and digital connectivity, our highly skilled workforce, high quality housing, schools and quality of life, and our ambition for continued innovation and creativity.
“Including a number of apprenticeships in the first phase of the recruitment highlights not only the part apprenticeships have to play in the city’s skills mix, but will also enable local people to apply for the posts, regardless of previous civil service experience.
“I look forward to seeing what further opportunities for local residents Cabinet Office investment will bring to our city.”
Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary Alex Chisholm said:
I am pleased we are growing our presence in York as part of our drive to move Civil Service roles out of London.
“These roles provide an exciting opportunity to work on important issues right at the heart of government and I encourage anyone with the experience we are looking for to apply.”