COVID-19 Recruitment Update

During this current period Defra will continue to recruit. Please be aware that our recruitment processes may be subject to some changes and delay. If you have applied for a post then please monitor your emails and candidate record on Civil Service Jobs as those are the two ways in which the Government Recruitment Service (GRS) will communicate and update you about your application. In the meantime if you have any queries please contact GRS recruitment team on [email protected]

The Defra Group plays a unique and vital role at the heart of UK life. As one of our colleagues, so will you.

From the food we eat to the water we drink and the air we breathe – we exist to protect the environment and help the rural economy thrive. Our work ranges from supporting the UK’s world-leading food, farming and fishing industries to providing robust defences against natural threats.

Whatever your skills, background or specialism, you will find that this is work with a more profound purpose. Crucially, there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Now, as we help navigate the challenges of delivering a successful EU Exit, we are immersed in a period of change. Our focus is on working in a transformative way, and we are embracing every opportunity to become more agile, efficient, focused and innovative than ever before.

For you, this promises a once-in-a-generation opportunity to impact on millions of lives, building a bright future for us all.