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Civil Service Officer

Civil Service executive officers work in government departments that develop policies and provide services to the public.

Potential salary

£21,000 to £40,000

Employment by 2024

-2.68%

Working hours

37 to 40 a week

  • customer service skills
  • administration skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • business management skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

What you'll do will depend on your job role, but your daily tasks might include:

  • managing a team
  • training staff
  • applying government plans to public services
  • preparing and presenting reports
  • analysing data
  • communicating with the public
  • giving advice to government representatives
  • managing a budget
  • handling a caseload
  • updating files

You could work in an office.

With experience, there’s often the opportunity to apply for jobs in different departments.

There is a clear promotion structure in the Civil Service. If you’re on the Fast Stream you can expect to reach senior level in around 5 years.

You can get more details about how to become an executive officer from Civil Service Careers.

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