Why you should join us

...because we are a bank like no other

At a glance

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Our mission is to promote the good of the people of the UK by maintaining monetary and financial stability


We know our work matters to people up and down the UK. From setting the ‘Bank Rate’ - which aims to keep price rises (inflation) at the Government's target, all the way through to monitoring the financial system, reducing risks, and keeping people's money safe.  

We also work behind the scenes to make sure payments happen every single second of every day. From the 4.6 billion-plus banknotes we’ve issued that are currently in circulation, to the £775 billion of payments we settled every working day in 2022/23.

We are known by peers for our innovative thinking on policy and strategy. By working here, you can contribute to career-defining work at the heart of the UK economy.

You'd be joining fantastic teams driven by curiosity and the desire to do important, challenging work


We are proud to recruit talented people from a huge range of different skill sets, including

  • administration
  • communications
  • economics
  • facilities management
  • finance
  • human resources (HR)
  • information technology (IT)
  • law
  • physical and cyber security
  • research and data
  • risk
  • supervision

...and many others.

People who are naturally curious can thrive at the Bank of England. There is always something going on - from exploring the possibilities of a digital pound to responding to the financial risks of climate change. We are also committed to reducing our own environmental impact, and have set a net zero target for our physical operations by 2040.

There are opportunities across our organisation to learn and progress. You can build a career and experiences to be proud of - all whilst growing and developing as an individual.

We are committed to creating a place where colleagues can be themselves and speak openly and honestly about their views


Considering different perspectives helps us to make the best decisions for the public. We want to be a place where everyone feels they belong, and has equal access to opportunities. 

We're developing an inclusive workplace culture and building a diverse workforce, which reflects the society we serve. 

We believe that our voice is made stronger by learning from and about what each of us has to say -  regardless of role and experience. A valuable part of this means working closely with our employee-led networks. These important relationships influence and impact our internal decisions involving policy and culture change.

We have a strong ethos around how we operate as individuals as well as an organisation. This ethos – our ‘bank behaviours’ - is at the heart of all we do. It is a framework for a culture which enables our people to thrive, invest in personal career development and work together on our mission.

Bank Behaviours

Act inclusively

Enabling everyone to thrive.

Drive growth

Investing in learning and better conversations.

Deliver outcomes

Focusing on what matters most.

We have supported flexible ways of working for many years


We are recognised as a top 20 employer for work-life balance and a top 30 employer for working families.

We continue to be committed to flexible ways of working in a hybrid world. We try to make our roles work for people in a way that suits their lives and other responsibilities. This includes options for job sharing and part-time opportunities. We have offices around the UK, including London and Leeds.

What we offer

Competitive salary

A competitive salary taking into account the level of experience, knowledge and specialism required for the role, as well as the wider reward package.

Performance award

A discretionary, non-pensionable cash payment that reflects performance over the previous calendar year.

Non-contributory pension

A non-contributory, career average pension giving you a guaranteed retirement benefit of 1/95th of your annual salary for every year worked.

Generous leave entitlement

25 days’ annual leave with the option of buying up to 13 additional days through flexible benefits. We offer gender neutral family leave benefits far above the statutory minimum as well as carer’s leave and unpaid career breaks.

Health care cover

You’ll receive medical insurance and income protection insurance, plus access to a range of health care services.

Flexible working

We take the work-life balance of our people very seriously, and recognise that everyone here has a life outside work. So, we are open to many flexible working options including part time working patterns and job shares. 

Our recognition

Carer confident scheme
City Mental Health Alliance logo
inclusive employers
Top 30 employer for working families 2022
This page was last updated 15 March 2024