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Thank you for your interest in working for the Welsh Government team. Our aim is to help the First Minister and Welsh Ministers to build a fairer, more equal, and greener Wales.

Team working is at the heart of everything we do. Our jobs will suit people who can develop collaborative relationships with a mix of people at all levels.

The First Minister has set a framework of social partnership: working together with our partners to solve problems and find solutions to the challenges facing Wales. The Welsh Government has an excellent track record of working in partnership with its trade unions. We support staff to join a recognised trade union as an important mechanism for making sure their voice is heard in the workplace.

The Welsh Government is accountable to the people of Wales through the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament. We aim to meet high standards of transparency and openness, and show honesty, objectivity, integrity, and impartiality in everything we do. We aim to create a working environment which is stimulating, supportive, diverse, challenging, and adaptable.

We work hard to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all staff to grow and perform to the best of their ability.

This candidate guidance has been developed to help you apply for an opportunity to work in the Welsh Government. It includes advice on:

  • the assessment process
  • how to evidence your skills, experience and ability against the criteria listed on the job advert
  • terms of appointment
  • step by step guidance to the online application form

Principles for recruitment into the Civil Service

We recruit on merit and on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.