Applying for current jobs

You can search and apply for job vacancies at Acas under 'Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service' on the Civil Service Jobs website.

See search results for Acas on Civil Service Jobs

If you need help, you can read guidance on using Civil Service Jobs on GOV.UK.

How we assess job applications

When applying for a job at Acas we will assess you using 'Success Profiles'. Success Profiles are the recruitment framework used within the Civil Service.

We use a variety of selection methods to assess candidates against Success Profile elements. This helps with finding the right person for the job and improves diversity and inclusion.

Civil Service Success Profiles

The job advert will say which Success Profile elements you need to demonstrate to show why you are the most suitable person for the role.

The Success Profile elements that we can assess when recruiting for a role are:

  • Behaviours
  • Strengths
  • Ability
  • Experience
  • Technical

As part of the Civil Service Success Profiles Framework there are 9 Civil Service Behaviours that you might also be assessed against:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Leadership
  • Communication and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Depending on the specific job role, the job advert will say which of the Civil Service Behaviours you need to demonstrate in your application.

You will not be asked to demonstrate all 9 Civil Service Behaviours for one role. It's important to carefully read the requirements in the job advert and to include evidence in your application to show you have the right skills and experience for the job.

Find out more about Civil Service Success Profiles on GOV.UK

If you're invited for an interview

Once the deadline for applications has passed, we will sift through the applications and if you're successful you will be invited for an interview. The interview will last 45 minutes to an hour and will consist of interview questions based on the Success Profile elements.

The aim of Strength-based questions is to find out about you, what you enjoy doing and how and when you work at your best. Behaviour-based questions relate to whether you have the skills to carry out specific tasks by asking for examples of your experience.

Following the interview we will be in touch with the outcome. Regardless of the outcome you can ask for feedback to help you in future applications.