Northern Ireland Civil Service

As one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers, the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) employs over 23,000 permanent staff across a wide range of disciplines and aspects of government that touch on everyone’s day to day lives. Many provide services to the public such as:

  • paying benefits and pensions
  • helping people to find work
  • staffing prisons
  • vehicle testing
  • providing services to industry and agriculture
  • maintaining roads

The NICS comprises all 10 Government Departments which have the responsibility of supporting the Assembly, the Executive and the institutions of government.   It works to develop and implement government policies and helps deliver services to the public.