Our 18,000 members help run the vital public services we all rely on. They do some of the most challenging and complex jobs in the country, and the FDA is here to support them at work.
Who do we represent?
FDA membership spans the senior and professional ranks of the civil and public services, from Higher Executive Officer level right through to the Permanent Secretaries of Government departments.
Our members include civil service administrators, policy advisers, tax professionals, lawyers, diplomats, economists, statisticians, graduates on the Fast Stream programme and many more.
The FDA is represented in more than 200 Government departments, agencies and other public bodies, and in senior management roles in healthcare. We have members serving right across the country, including in the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as overseas in the diplomatic services.
To find out whether you too can join the FDA, visit our eligibility page.
"Our members include Permanent Secretaries running major Government departments, Fast Streamers just beginning their civil service journey, tax professionals, managers, diplomats, lawyers and many more. But regardless of where they work, we give members professional representation, collective strength and a real voice at work."
- FDA General Secretary Dave Penman