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Home Office Digital, Data and Technology

What's New

Upcoming Recruitment events: Meet our Product and Engineering teams are our upcoming recruitment events. Sign up now using the below links to secure your FREE place. 

Home Office Recruitment Drop-in event - Product Managers Tickets, Fri 8 Sep 2023 at 13:00 | Eventbrite

Home Office Engineering projects and our jobs on offer Tickets, Wed 20 Sep 2023 at 12:00 | Eventbrite 

Stories from our Digital, Data and Technology Team

Read this case study featuring Python Developer, August -who shared his career journey into the digital and tech team at the Home Office, and what the Python Dev role entails.

Our Senior Python Developer and Python Developer roles are now live, apply on our Home Office Careers website

Hear from Lead Business Analyst, Rosie about what it's like to work at the Home Office and her efforts to champion women in tech supporting their career progression.


In this Manchester Digital, Senior Tech Talk interview, Head of Engineering Profession, Imran shares how the Home Office's Digital, Data and Technology team is transforming their digital services to create improvements for millions of users and our ambition to increase the engineering team. 

You can find more stories from the team and be the first to hear about our upcoming events on our Digital Data and Technology LinkedIn Life and Home Office Careers pages


We're recruiting!  

We're advertising for a number of roles across a variety of levels and specialisms within the Home Office's Digital, Data and Technology team. You can read more about the professions and roles on our careers website and apply

Hear from the team

Watch the video to hear from some of the DDaT team about the projects their working on and how delivering public services at the Home Office can positively impact millions of lives every day.


The Home Office

The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, fire, counter-terrorism and policing every day, our work delivers outcomes for UK citizens, providing them with the means to travel the world, tackling illegal migration and removing foreign national offenders, disrupting terrorist attacks and organised criminal groups, stopping people from becoming victims of crime and supporting those who require asylum and safeguarding.

To achieve all this, we rely on talented people with a wide range of skills. This includes digital, data and technology skills, where we are recruiting to our teams based in Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow and Croydon. 

Learn more about our work and organisation 

The DDaT Profession Career Framework features over 150 defined roles, grouped into 9 skills clusters – with staff often employed across fast-paced, multi-disciplinary teams: 

The 9 clusters are: 


User Centred Design

Cyber Security


Quality Assurance and Testing


Technology Delivery Management 


IT Operations

Why join Home Office Digital, Data and Technology?

Home Office Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) designs, builds and develops services for the rest of the department and for government. Our role is to enable transformation through improved business efficiency. 

The DDaT function is made up of around 2,300 staff, augmented by a number of supplier partners. Every year our systems support up to 3 million visa applications, checks on 100 million border crossings, up to 8 million passport applications and delivers 140 million police checks on people, vehicles and property. The scale of our projects is matched only by the opportunities for our people.

We are a friendly team who will support and challenge you to contribute. Our culture is inclusive, progressive and values the unique contributions everyone makes. Our tech strategy is also clear: we work in agile product- and user-centred teams, with cloud native and interdisciplinary working as the focus. Digital inclusion, accessibility and forming a technical community across departments are also key. 

Our main delivery centres are in Manchester Sheffield, Croydon, Glasgow, but we also have offices in Southport, Westminster, Liverpool, west London and north London. 

The team in Manchester is based in The Soapworks which is within the Media City boundary, 1½ miles from Manchester city centre, 2½ miles away from Manchester Piccadilly station and a 2-minute walk from the Exchange Quay tram stop.

We offer a range of benefits for staff, including outstanding pensions schemes and a serious focus on continuous professional development.


Learning and Development

We offer Learning and Development opportunities relevant to your role, which could include: AWS training and certification, Azure training and certification, O’Reilly Books as well as high quality management training, for example.

In addition, we offer allocated study leave and support when studying for a relevant qualification or other accredited development. This may include BCS Membership, for example, or study towards a degree or masters qualification.


Diversity & Inclusion 

We are committed to representing modern Britain in all its diversity, creating a welcoming, inclusive workforce where people can bring their whole selves to work. 

We’re proud to be one of the most ethnically diverse departments in the Civil Service, a Stonewall Top 100 Workplace Equality Employer and a Social Mobility Foundation Top 75 employer. We work to recruit and retain disabled staff and are a Disability Confident Leader.


Our benefits 

  • A competitive starting salaries for your grade
  • An additional allowance of up to £13,700 for candidates with exceptional skills and experience
  • A Civil Service pension with employer contribution rates of between 26.6% and 30.3%, depending on salary 
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity 
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • 25 days annual leave on appointment, rising to 30 days after 10 years' service, plus 8 days public holidays and 1 day additional privilege day

We also offer:

  • Season ticket loans and rental deposit loans 
  • Cycle to work and payroll giving
  • Employee discounts - including a huge number of retailers (via the Edenred platform), Microsoft Home Use programme and gym membership 
  • A variety of staff recognition schemes 
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Staff support networks
  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid
  • Up to 5 days paid leave for volunteering
  • Study leave and support for studying for a qualification or other accredited development relevant to your role

Join us and make a difference 

If you’re looking for a digital career where you can make an impact, using cutting edge tech and have the opportunity to build your CV with projects that will help you stand out from the crowd, see our current available roles on offer. You can also read our blog to learn more about our people and the brilliant work they do and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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