The Career Framework

Welcome to your Career Framework!

The launch of the Government Finance Function (GFF) Career Framework marks the next phase of evolution for the GFF and is an exciting milestone for career development and capability building within our function.

The framework defines the seven core job families across the GFF at all grades and covers leadership for our most senior roles. We hope you can recognise the job that you do, even if it perhaps has a different name, or is made up of activities from across the different job families or where you have different departmental grading.

The Finance Career Framework is a vision for the future, not a reflection of the present and it provides an opportunity for us to set standards, drive consistency and set expectations for people working across the function.

It is a tool designed to be used by you and to support you to think about your development and career within the GFF. It will also provide benefits to teams, departments and the function as a whole.

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For the first time, the Finance Career Framework:

  • provides a single, comprehensive view of the most common job families and activities within the function, to be used as a source of information to help you shape your finance career plans at any stage
  • gives a clear and agreed cross-government definition of the core finance roles found in most departments and organisations to help guide consistent job design, recruitment and selection
  • outlines the skills, experiences and qualifications needed to operate effectively in these roles, and links to relevant learning and development
  • provides a baseline against which we can capture data and measure progress at individual, team, department and function level
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The framework has been developed by subject matter experts from across the Government Finance Function and tested by people from a cross section of departments and grades working in the roles being defined.

It is our ambition that by Summer 2022, the Finance Career Framework is routinely used in all recruitment, selection, job design and development activity across all departments (and ALBs, where applicable) and that all members of the GFF are aware of the product and how they can use the framework to their own benefit.

We will work with each department to shape an approach to implementation, alignment and adoption that works for them, taking account of departmental context and business need.

Implementation of the framework will provide us with a better understanding of our function. It will provide a basis for future work on building skills, identifying capability gaps and informing the support we provide to people working in finance across government.

Hear from Cat Little, Head of the Government Finance Function
Hear from Andrew Pattison, Finance Director, Home Office