NDPB Accreditation

The Commission oversees an accreditation process, alongside the Cabinet Office’s Public Bodies Team. The accreditation provides a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) with access to Civil Service jobs, so that its staff are able to apply for roles that have been advertised as internal vacancies, i.e civil service wide.

In order to accredit an NDPB, the Civil Service Commission will request and review HR policies to ensure they are broadly compliant with the Recruitment Principles. 

The list of currently accredited bodies is below. If you do have any queries on any of the organisations or if the organisation you are looking for is not listed, please send an email to info@csc.gov.uk.

For a list of the civil service departments and organisations the Commission regulates, please see our annual report.

Department Sponsoring Department
Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board DEFRA
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) BEIS
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) BEIS
British Council FCO
Cairngorms National Park Authority SG
Care Quality Commission (CQC) DH
Civil Service Commission CO
Coal Authority DIT
College of Policing HO
Committee on Climate Change (CCC) DECC
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) CO
Competition Appeal Tribunal (Competition Service) BEIS
Consumer Council for Water DEFRA
Criminal Cases Review Commission MoJ
Disclosure and Barring Service HO
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) BEIS
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) BEIS
Environment Agency DEFRA
Equality and Human Rights Commission DfE
Gangmasters Licensing Authority (Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority) HO (formerly DEFRA)
Great Britain-China Centre FCO
Higher Education Funding Council for Wales WG
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) SG
Homes England MHCLG
House of Commons CO
House of Lords CO
Housing Ombudsman MHCLG
Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority DH
Human Tissue Authority DH
Independent Monitoring Authority MOJ
Independent Office for Police Conduct (formerly known as Independent Police Complaints Commission) HO
Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) CO
Information Commissioner’s Office DCMS
Innovate UK (formely known as Technology and Strategy Board) BEIS
Joint Nature Conservation Committee DEFRA
Judicial Appointments Commission MoJ
Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales WG
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority SG
Marine Management Organisation DEFRA
Medical Research Council BEIS
National Assembly for Wales WG
Natural England DEFRA
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) DEFRA
Natural History Museum DCMS
Natural Resources Wales WG
Nature Scot SG
NHS Digital DH
NHS Resolution (formerly NHS Litigation Authority) DH
Office for Fair Access BEIS
Office for Students (formerly Higher Education Funding Council for England) DfE
Office of the Children's Commissioner DfE
Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner HO
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Parole Board MOJ
Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) SG
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew DEFRA
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales WG
Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (Scottish Funding Council) SG
Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) SG
Scottish Social Services Council SG
Security Industry Authority HO
Sports Grounds Safety Authority DCMS
Student Loans Company DfE
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) MOJ
The Money and Pensions Service DWP
The National Lottery Community Fund (previously the Big Lottery Fund) DCMS
Transport Focus DfT
UK Government Investments (UKGI) HMT
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) BEIS
Valuation Tribunal Service MHCLG
Visit Scotland SG
Westminster Foundation For Democracy FCO
Youth Justice Board MoJ
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