What are the best things about working in the public sector?

There are so many different jobs available to suit people's various interests, aspirations and experiences in the public sector, offering the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. 

Working for an organisation can give you the sense that you are doing something about issues that matter to the community. There are also tangible benefits to you including a final salary pension scheme, something that is harder to find in the private sector. Many public sector organisations have a highly progressive attitude to work-life balance, offering a variety of work patterns, including part-time, job-share, flexi-time, career breaks and more. Some employers also offer workplace nurseries and holiday play schemes for staff children. Equal opportunities are taken seriously in the public sector and diversity is actively encouraged.