Recruitment of the first 19 new Cabinet Office posts based in York has begun this week. This is the first phase in the creation and relocation of more than 200 roles from the Cabinet Office to York over the next four years. The confirmation of this came earlier in the year after months of proactive lobbying efforts by the Lib Dem-led administration.
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.
Councillor Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Leader of the City of York Council, commented:
“The confirmation that the recruitment process has begun to create new higher paid and skilled Cabinet Office jobs in York is a welcome boost to the city and our future employment market. This followed months of lobbying efforts by the administration and clearly demonstrates the importance of strong and proactive leadership.
“York is rightly recognised as one of the best places to live and visit in the UK and is renowned for its diverse culture and rich heritage. The quality of the York Central site is amongst the best in the North of England, with excellent transport links connecting us to the rest of the UK. Our city’s strong cultural scene, combined with a strong technology and science sector, means York has much to offer to any relocated government function.
“Whilst the creation of the new roles is excellent news, job relocations alone don’t constitute a Northern strategy that would bring together policy and meaningful investment for the region. I look forward to seeing the promises made to our city, region and the North, to level up, being delivered beyond political slogans.”