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Ministry of Defence

Our work is anything but uniform

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad. The MOD is made up of the armed forces, reserves and civilians.

The Army Civil Service provide crucial support to the British Army in its purpose of protecting the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper.

The Army Civil Service is a critical component of the Army's whole force, not only in terms of professional skills and business continuity, but also for the diversity of thought and challenge that it brings.  The workforce undertakes a vast range of roles from teachers and psychologists to logisticians, financiers, commercial, project managers and policy staff, all of whom enable the Army to deliver its core outputs.

Our People, Your Future

You can expect support in developing current skills and guidance in learning new ones to further your career. Our staff also benefit from a reward scheme that recognises expertise and individual performance no matter the grade.

The Army Civil Service also takes pride in supporting wellbeing in the workplace and offers direct and free access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). The EAP is a confidential employee benefit designed to help staff deal with personal and professional concerns that could affect home or work life, health and general wellbeing.

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Our Values

As a civil servant, you are appointed on merit on the basis of fair and open competition and are expected to carry out your role with dedication and a commitment to the Civil Service and its core values: integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality. In this code:

  • ‘integrity’ - putting the obligations of public service above your own personal interests
  • ‘honesty’ - being truthful and open
  • ‘objectivity’ - basing your advice and decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence
  • ‘impartiality’ - is acting solely according to the merits of the case and serving equally well governments of different political persuasions

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe diversity drives improvement and as such we are committed to attracting and retaining people from all backgrounds, offering flexible ways of working and a wide range of career paths. We want a team that represents the society we exist to defend; fundamental to the operational effectiveness of Defence.

We aim to grow the diversity of Army Civil Servants, ensuring you work alongside people who bring talent, personal characteristics and perspective to our workforce. So, if you’ve ever wanted to do more, learn more or progress further, we have roles in professions and trades that form a vital part of the Army’s whole force.

There are many routes into the Civil Service be it direct entry, Fast Stream Graduate Programme or Apprenticeship. Whatever you do and wherever you work, a job in the Civil Service is an opportunity to make a difference.

Benefits at Ministry of Defence

List of all the benefits that Ministry of Defence are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Pension Scheme
  • Professional Development
  • Parental Benefits (inc. Adoption Support)
  • Multifaith Support
  • Health & Wellness (Mental & Physical)
  • Family Crisis Support
  • Education Support
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Bonus and Discount Schemes
  • Accessibility & Workplace Adjustments

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Open Army Band Clerk, job opening in Ministry of Defence

Army Band Clerk

Office Administrator Camberley, Royal Military Academy, Camberley GU15 4PQ, UK

Location Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley. About the job Summary The Ministry of Defence employs over 50,000 Civil Servants in various location

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