Public Service Jobs
As a modern and forward looking employer Government is keen to attract and retain high calibre individuals with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to deliver quality customer-focused public services.
Public servants work at all levels across Government and are engaged in a wide range of activities including administration, architecture, engineering, management, medicine, nursing, social work and teaching. The Police, Fire & Rescue Service, the Prison Service and a number of specialist regulatory functions relating to banking, insurance, shipping and civil aviation are also staffed by public servants.
Over 70% of public servants are employed directly by the Department, Board or Office for which they work. The rest are members of the Civil Service who are appointed by the Civil Service Commission under the provisions of the Civil Service Act 1990 (as amended). Civil servants undertake work that is wholly or mainly administrative, professional, technical and clerical in nature. Civil servants hold office at the pleasure of the Crown and are accountable to the Departments, Boards or Offices within which they are deployed.
Government is the largest employer on the Island with more than 10,000 members of staff. Some members of staff are permanent, others are engaged for a fixed term or are temporary and may work full-time or part-time.
Please click here for the Isle of Man Government Recruitment and Selection Policy which is available in the Information Centre.
There are nine Government Departments, each of which is a separate legal entity with its own functions, powers and responsibilities. The Departments account for the great bulk of Government's personnel and budget and are the principal agencies through which public services are provided.
There are seven statutory boards responsible for the provision of certain utility services and the exercise of regulatory functions.
There are also a number of offices which do not fall directly under the control of any Department or Board. They are concerned with a variety of administrative and/or legal and judicial functions.
Other Statutory Bodies
In addition there is the Civil Service Commission, Manx National Heritage and the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission which, although not Statutory Boards are significant within the structure of Government and operate on a Board basis.