Working for The Insolvency Service

What the Insolvency Service can offer you

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We are a Government agency that helps to deliver economic confidence by supporting those in financial distress, tackling financial wrongdoing and maximising returns to creditors.

Part of the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), we provide services to those affected by financial distress or failure. Our work is varied covering a wide range of functions including dealing with personal insolvencies and company liquidations, obtaining director disqualifications/bankruptcy restrictions and processing redundancy claims.

We deal with cases of all sizes from individuals with personal debts right through to the liquidation of well-known companies such as Thomas Cook.

Everyone who works for us plays a vital part in promoting economic growth by dealing with financial failure. We work to ensure that our insolvency regime gives confidence to lend and encourages enterprise. Our goal is a fair and open insolvency system that works well, and a marketplace that is fair for businesses and individuals. We work across boundaries within government and collaborate with our partners in the insolvency sector. For more information on the work of the Insolvency Service go to:, Twitter or LinkedIn


We provide:

  • a competitive salary which is reviewed annually
  • an occupational pension when you join the Insolvency Service

Employee benefits and rewards

Employee benefits and rewards include:

  • access to an employee discount scheme
  • childcare vouchers
  • access to an employee assistance programme providing confidential advice, information and counselling
  • the option to join a trade union
  • an annual award scheme to recognise and celebrate colleagues who go the extra mile

Reward and Recognition

We promote and embed a thank you culture across every aspect of the organisation. Employees can be rewarded with vouchers or cash awards in recognition of their hard work, commitment and professionalism Parental leave benefits

Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay


Flexibilities include:

  • time off to deal with emergencies, unexpected situations and certain other unplanned special circumstances
  • paid time off for public service duties, for example if you are an armed forces reservist
  • up to 30 days annual leave and 9 days public and privilege leave in a year (pro rata for part time staff)
  • family friendly policies including flexible working patterns
  • flexible working hours, subject to business needs

Health and well-being

Our people are our greatest asset. We offer colleagues access to affordable healthcare (Beneden), the Employee Assistance Programme which provides a confidential support helpline 24/7 and access to occupational health professionals

25 days paid annual leave rising by 1 day for each year of service up to a maximum of 30 days plus bank holidays

Development and career opportunities.

We offer:

  • full training for your new role
  • rewarding and challenging jobs to help you develop and reach your potential
  • opportunities to progress your career via various development programmes
  • a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities to help you develop your skills, knowledge and experience both within the Insolvency Service and across the civil service


We have:

  • a wide geographical presence across the country with a variety of roles on offer

A place for everyone

Diversity is a given not an option. As soon as you have two people or more, you have diversity.

The Insolvency Service’s values underpin our diversity work. These values; people, pride and professionalism signal the commitment of the agency to treating everyone with dignity and respect; that we are inclusive and confident; and that we are committed to improving our services for all.

We operate a range of active employee networks including those for colleagues who are from ethnic minority backgrounds , LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) and disabled, part-time workers,, those with mental health needs, for environmental issues and for gender equality.