Getting your dream job: Civil Service Administrator

Civil Service administrators make up a significant amount of government staff. They are responsible for most of the day-to-day management of the country.

What does a civil service administrator do? 

 Tasks can vary massively according to the department and your role within it. Jobs could be anything from embassy staff to a scientific research fellow. Civil servants typically advise and support government officials, and implement their policy decisions. Other jobs could include:

  • managing staff
  • debating and negotiating ideas
  • writing reports
  • research
  • preparing policy proposals.

Typical employers of civil service administrators:

  • Government departments
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Diplomatic service
  • Local and regional government.

Qualifications and training required:

There are routes into a Civil Service career for both university graduates and school leavers.

Key skills for civil service administrators:

  • logical
  • creative
  • confident
  • decisive
  • possess a mature attitude
  • effective interpersonal skills.
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