Civil Service Commission

Civil Service Commission Staff

The Civil Service Commission Secretariat supports the Board of the Commission in fulfilling its statutory duties relating to Civil Service recruitment and upholding the values in the Civil Service Code.

The Secretariat also provides support services to the House of Lords Appointments Commission, the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments and the office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

The Secretariat is headed by the Commission’s Chief Executive, Clare Salters.  In addition to the central support staff, the Secretariat is organised into four teams.  Each team is linked to a number of Departments, dealing with casework relating to those Departments and providing advice to HR staff and others involved in recruitment or Code issues.

Team 1 Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC)Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)


Food Standards Agency

Office of Gas & Electricity Markets (OFGEM)

Royal Mint

Wales Office

Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat)

Welsh Government

Clive Barbour

Carrie Aitken

Baljit Rayit




Team 2 Department for Education (DfE)Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)Health & Safety Executive (HSE)HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

HM Treasury (HMT)

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Office for Qualifications & Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)

Civil Service Resourcing

Bill Brooke

Alex Morrow

Dean Ponder


Team 3 Crown Prosecution Service Crown Prosecution Service InspectorateDepartment of Health (DH)Home Office

Law Officers’ Departments

Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

Northern Ireland Office (NIO)

Scotland Office

Scottish Government

Serious Fraud Office (SFO)

Supreme Court

Treasury Solicitor’s Department

Heidi Ferguson

Michaela Greener

Sean Edwards-Playne


Team 4 Cabinet OfficeCharity Commission for England & WalesDepartment for Communities & Local Government (DCLG)Department for International Development (DfID)

Department for Transport (DfT)

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Government Actuary’s Department

Meteorological Office

Ministry of Defence (MOD)

National Archives

Office of Rail Regulation

Ordnance Survey

Ekpe Attah

Sandra Campbell

Isabel Fraser

Catherine Millington

Jennifer Smith




Chief Executive’s staff

Clare Salters

Chief Executive


Val Iceton

Personal Assistant


Deborah de Beukelaer and Nicola Carpenter

Finance Officers


Leroy Cargill

Business Support Officer