Working for the DWI

A career in the Civil Service is like no other. By joining the DWI, you will join a diverse and vibrant UK-wide network of professionals working to improve the country.

The DWI is made up of an inclusive team of experienced Water Quality Inspectors, as well as Business Performance, Information and Policy specialists. Together, DWI staff work to maintain the highest drinking water quality in England and Wales.

Upon joining us, you will gain access to a wide range of Learning and Development offered by the Civil Service, annual leave allowance which increases year on year from 25 up to 30 days, and a Civil Service pension. As an Inspector or a Data Scientist at the DWI, you automatically become a member of the Civil Service Science Profession, which runs a range of training courses and a popular annual conference.

The Civil Service is committed to continuously increasing the diversity of its workforce and welcomes employees from all backgrounds and walks of life. Working part-time, working from home and working within compressed hours are common. At the DWI, most Water Inspectors work from home most of the time, though travel into London and to water treatment sites is necessary for meetings and audits. Many of these are now taking place online, unless an in-person meeting is strictly necessary and safe.

If you have any questions about any of the roles currently advertised or a more general question about working for the DWI, please contact We look forward to hearing from you.

Latest jobs opportunities

Water Quality Data Officer




Full-time, Flexible working, Job share, Part-time


Central London, with possible home working



Closing Date

24 January 2021 at 23:55

We are searching for a Water Quality Data Officer with a passion for data, enthusiasm for innovative IT solutions and drive to work in an organisation serving the public, to work in our small Data Team at the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI).

For more information, please follow the link to the vacancy of the Civil Service Jobs portal.

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