About the Government Digital Service

The Government Digital Service is leading the digital transformation of government, making public services digital by default, and simpler, clearer and faster to use.

We work in small, agile teams of developers, designers, content people and others. We build a minimum viable product quickly, then iterate wildly – always asking how we can make things better for users, who are at the centre of everything we do.

We designed, built and run GOV.UK, the best place to find government information and services. We built the alpha in about 10 weeks, and the website has received 2 billion visits in the 2 years since going live.

But we’re not just about websites. We’re working with the rest of government to make public services simpler. We’re finding ways to help those without digital skills to share the benefits of digital government. And we’re building platforms like Verify – a way to confirm users are who they say they are. This is just some of what we do.

If you’re motivated by truly important work; if working openly and collaboratively is an instinct not an obstacle; and if, above all, you believe in putting users first, then please get in touch. Help us make government better.

To find out what we’re currently working on, explore the categories here on the blog – you can find them in the drop down menu on the right. If you’d like the challenge of building world leading digital public services by working with GDS, why not get in touch. You can also join in the conversation on Twitter, and don’t forget to sign up for email alerts, too.

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