Recruitment of Under-Represented Groups into the Senior Civil Service

Hooker H, Jagger N, Baldwin S | Research Report DWPRR 512 | Department for Work and Pensions | May 2008

This report explores the career aspirations, attitudes and job search behaviours of senior managers from under-represented groups, such as women, those with a long-term health condition or disability, and those from ethnic minorities.

The study aims to help the DWP target such under-represented groups more effectively with information about senior posts.

An attitude survey is used to compare the views of managers from under-represented groups within the civil service with the views with those of white, male and able-bodied managers.