Human Resources roles2020-08-03T12:25:48+01:00
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Human Resources

HR is here to support and challenge DE&S on people matters and to provide consistent people management processes, policies, tools, and frameworks for this specialist organisation.

We do this by designing ways of working which meet the needs of our business, by engaging with our different business areas and offering strategic direction to solve people-related issues, and by building strong links with all our stakeholders.

HR roles

As a function, we have a variety of HR roles on offer at all levels. So whether you’re an HR advisor or business partner, or a professional in one of our various centres of expertise, you could be working across a number of exciting business areas – including recruitment and attraction, learning and talent, policies, workforce planning and performance management and reward.

HR responsibilities

We are integral to operational delivery. Our policies must enable us to attract, develop, retain and deploy highly skilled people to ensure delivery to our front line colleagues. Each of us in the function has a personal responsibility to ensure that our contribution is adding value.

We must be professional, act with integrity and honesty in delivering our services, and ensure fairness and equality of opportunity for all. In return we can expect individual investment to realise potential, a clear articulation of the career paths we can follow and the knowledge that we will be rewarded in line with our contribution.

HR vacancies

Can’t find a HR vacancy for you today? Check out all our vacancies across DE&S.

All vacancies

What our people say

Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what our staff say about us.


I am interested in my work.


I am trusted to carry out my job effectively.


I am treated with respect by the people I work with.

A career in HR at DE&S

“HR function provides opportunities to move around roles and learn skills like problem solving, decision-making, communication and people management. It is these skills which makes our HR professionals’ excellent managers.”

– Noor, HR Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach advisor

Turn your job into a career with DE&S. Find your place in our team today.

Meet Noor

Where else could you fit in?

DE&S is made up of 11 functions, each supporting its own vital strand of the organisation. Our functions offer professional development and flexibility to our people – and assurance to our customers that we have the scale and expertise to deliver on any project.

See where you fit in and join a world-class team today.

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