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About DWP

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. We are the UK's biggest public service department and administer the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million customers.

DWP is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. Our goal is to ensure that these commitments, reinforced by our values, are embedded in our day-to-day working practices with all our customers, colleagues and partners.

Our Responsibilities

  • Supporting people to work and making work pay.
  • Supporting disabled people and those with ill health to work and be independent.
  • Providing a decent income for people of pension age and promoting saving for retirement.
  • Providing value for money and reducing levels of fraud and error.

Our Priorities

  • Run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment.
  • Increase saving for, and security in, later life.
  • Create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children.
  • Deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants.
  • Transform the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
It is an incredibly exciting time to work for the Department and your future achievements can genuinely transform lives. Whether you are directly serving our customers, improving our digital services, developing government policy, drawing on the latest behavioural science insight, or transforming the backbone of the department in corporate services, you will be central to delivering our DWP vision and values.


DWP provides services that embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We will not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, HIV positivity, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity, political beliefs or any other grounds.

DWP is recognised as a Disability Confident Leader demonstrating the departmental commitment to attracting, recruiting and retaining disabled people, and supporting them in achieving their full potential.

DWP is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity. As an employer we are also committed to the Civil Service ambition to being the UK's most inclusive employer and we will continue to:

  • Increase the representation of currently under–represented groups to make DWP more diverse.
  • Create and maintain an inclusive culture where colleagues have a sense of belonging, can be their authentic selves at work, have a voice in their team and feel, empowered, valued and fairly treated to achieve their full potential.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. To find out more about Equality and Diversity within DWP, please visit our page Equality and diversity - Department for Work and Pensions - GOV.UK (

DWP also offer ‘Great Place to Work for Veterans scheme’ making it easier for veterans to join the Civil Service. For further information please go to the Civil Service Making the Civil Service a Great Place to Work for Veterans - GOV.UK ( Further information on this will also be on the job advert.

We welcome applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. For further information please go to the Civil Service Prison Leaver recruitment page on GOV.UK.