Secondment opportunities

The secondments opportunities are open to civil servants.

A secondment is a temporary transfer to work in a different team within your department or in a different organisation. It can help you develop their skills, broaden their horizons and improve their CV.

GCS secondment and temporary opportunities

You must ensure that you have followed your departmental HR process and Civil Service Resourcing procedures before submitting a vacancy to us.

Submit a vacancy

To advertise a short term secondment via GCS, complete the following form and send it to

Visit Get involved for national and international secondments.


Speechwriting Secondment Scheme

Closing date: 26 January 2023

Passion for writing? Fascinated by the big issues of the day? Keen to turn dense policy into engaging prose? Sounds like you’re ready to become a government speechwriter. 

If so, you might consider applying to join the MOD-led short-term speechwriting secondment scheme. 

A variety of government departments are on board offering speechwriting experience from a minimum of two weeks – and giving you the opportunity to learn the craft. Once you’ve got line management approval, contact and you’ll be put in touch with a speechwriting team.