Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art building in Cheltenham provides an inspiring workplace. It's also fondly known as the 'doughnut' because of its unique shape. This unusual circular design serves a very important function too. With the 'Street' (as we call it) running through the heart of the building, our people are always within a five minute walk from each other - which is essential to our informal and collaborative working environment. And, with a strong knowledge-sharing culture, we've built a place where people are able to develop and exchange ideas - creating innovative solutions to fascinating and challenging problems.
We're proud of what we do here. And we're immensely proud of our people. So, with an exceptional welfare and support infrastructure, we'll do all that we can to help you be your best - both in and out of work. Enabling a healthy work-life balance is extremely important to us and so, while we all work hard while we're here, most of our people enjoy flexible working.
You won't feel like you're in a rigid hierarchy here either. While there are career grades and structures, our ethos is very much 'open plan, open minds'. So you'll see that senior management people here are just as accessible as your immediate colleagues.
Finally because of the nature of what we do, you can't talk about work outside GCHQ - or take it home - which means that your time really is your own when you leave the office. How many people can say that these days?