Life at the UKHO

Why work with us?

At the UKHO, we recognise that our people are the heart of our organisation. 

Rewards and benefits

A place which values you

We pride ourselves on offering a great working environment with forward-thinking policies and reward structures that benefit our community.

With new ways of working, we offer greater flexibility and a choice of working location to promote positive well-being and work-life balance for our people.

Generous holidays

We know the importance of well-being, so we offer 26.5 days annual leave, rising to 31.5 days after five years - plus at least eight paid bank holiday days each year (pro-rata for part-time employees).

Family-first thinking

To support new families, we offer enhanced maternity, adoption and shared parental leave and pay. We also have an outstanding on-site nursery that cares for children aged 0-5 years. 

Flexible working

We embrace flexible ways of working, whether you prefer to work remotely or in our state-of-the-art office. We also offer flexible working arrangements to suit the individual, including condensed hours, job shares and career breaks. 

Outstanding pension

Saving for the future is vital, and our pension contribution rates are currently up to 27.9%.

Discounts and rewards

We offer competitive discount schemes to ensure we help all employees where we can. We also recognise and reward those who have gone above and beyond in their role with vouchers and recognition awards. 

Award-winning office

Our state-of-the-art office in Taunton, Somerset, won the British Council of Offices' Best of the Best Award 2020 and has exceptional facilities, including an on-site gym and canteen.

We also make your commute easier with season tickets, Cycle to Work schemes, electric car charging and free on-site parking.

Learning and development

A place to grow your career

We provide a nurturing, flexible working environment with a culture that will ensure you can get the most out of your career with us.

Whether you are looking to enrich your existing skills or learn new ones, we encourage staff to reach their full potential. 

Our development programmes include our award-winning apprenticeship scheme, trainee roles, mentoring and regular learning opportunities.

We embrace smarter working

  • Flexible working is our default: we balance the freedom to choose how we work with our responsibility to meet business needs
  • We measure performance on outcomes, and productivity, rather than presence
  • We trust each other to deliver and strive to be inclusive in everything we do
Diversity and inclusion

A place for everyone

We embrace Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). We work with people from all walks of life, championing diverse perspectives to develop innovative solutions.

We have a D&I Forum and a community of networks within it. Some of our networks include:

  • Women’s Network
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Ambassadors
  • Mental Health Network
  • Pride Network
  • Christian Fellowship
  • Disabilities Group
  • Sustainability Group



We are always looking for talented and skilled individuals to join our team. View a list of our current vacancies and find out how you can apply.  

How to apply


Find out how to apply for roles at the UKHO and how we assess applicants using the Civil Service Success Profile Framework. 

Our careers


We offer a variety of challenging and rewarding roles where you can learn new skills and develop your career. Find out more about the teams that make up our organisation and how they contribute to our goals.