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What we do
We provide the Government of the day with expert advice to help them to make decisions in the best interests of the public we serve.
We influence policy in every department, helping to control public spending and achieve strong and sustainable economic growth. These decisions affect the lives of millions of people, so it’s essential that ministers have high quality information and advice.
We are HM Treasury
We drive Governmental decisions and set the direction of the country's Economic policy. Join us and shape a better future for everyone.
We treat each other, our colleagues and partners with respect at all times, but especially when times are challenging. Our advice and analysis are impartial: we value intellectual honesty, regularly question assumptions and do not rule out radical or novel ideas. We are straightforward and honest, but always constructive and respectful.
We take time to ask after each other’s wellbeing, and make sure that everyone feels included. We give considered, insightful feedback, and praise where it is due. We value different ways of working, effort as well as success, and corporate contributions as much as policy delivery.
We understand the importance of the people we work with, both internal and external, and will always try to understand the points of view of others by putting ourselves in their shoes. We promote input from others, really listen to what they have to say and act on feedback we receive. We recognise our responsibility for the success of the wider Treasury and the government-as-a-whole, and work with partners beyond Whitehall to achieve the best outcome.
We actively share information as widely as possible. We are clear about why decisions have been made, and honest when they go wrong. We recognise the value of diverse viewpoints and experiences, and seek them out to improve our own understanding.
We want all staff to thrive in the Treasury, and we know that this means different things to different people.
We’re committed to ensuring that all of our employees can realise their potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and feel supported in the workplace. We also provide opportunities for those who want to give back through volunteering.
At HM Treasury, we view flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and retain talented people, ensuring that they can enjoy a long-lasting career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and there are a range of options available to you, including working from home, compressed hours and job sharing. Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing you to take up to an additional 2 days off each month, providing you work enough hours to meet business need.
The wellbeing of our staff is important to us, and so your line manager will support you in this. You can also access additional support and advice through our delivery partners, as well as internal supporters who you can talk to in confidence if needed.
The Government has made a commitment to encourage employees of large and public sector organisations to invest time in voluntary activity. In line with this, you’ll have the opportunity to take a minimum period of special paid leave each year to undertake volunteering activities which are relevant to your business area, to demonstrate civic responsibility, or to support organisations that are part of the Treasury outreach programme.
We also operate a Reservists Policy, which supports a commitment from the Prime Minister that the Civil Service should lead the way as an exemplar employer of reservists.
At HM Treasury we have an incredibly broad remit; our work touches every citizen of the country and our aim is to reflect the full diversity of the United Kingdon. Diversity and Inclusion has a key part to play, it’s about how we do business as well as the people we employ. When we advise Ministers, we need to be clear about impacts on the economy, nationally and locally and on different people. So it’s important that our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds and locations, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking.
Our aims link to the Civil Service aspiration to be the UK’s most inclusive employer, representative of modern Britain and the public that we serve.
In the Treasury we’ve divided our ambition across 3 areas;-
We have a strong culture of networks. These play an important role in raising awareness in the organization and help us to us to build a more inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. These networks are open to everyone to join and some of the existing networks include:
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and a Top 50 Social Mobility Employer.
We want to make ours as inclusive and welcoming a working environment as possible. To gain an insight into what this means for particular Policy Advisers with a disability, please see the stories on our Case Studies page.