THE ARMY'S CIVIL SERVICE WORKFORCE
The civilian workforce of 9,500 Army Civil Servants and 2,400 Locally Employed Civilians provides crucial support to the Army in the delivery of its outputs. Our people support operations across the globe and work hard to protect the United Kingdom through collaborative working that touches all aspects of life in the UK. Forming an integral part of a “whole force” approach, we pride ourselves on being an organisation that offers diversity, challenge and reward.
The Army prides itself on treating our people as our greatest asset by harnessing skills and maximising talent. Getting the best from our people is a key value shared across the organisation and we believe that a Civil Service career supporting the Army offers a unique blend of challenge and variety not found anywhere else. Civil Service roles within the Army are spread far and wide and available in some 300 locations throughout the UK and overseas. These roles can range from teachers, firefighters and psychologists to commercial, finance, project managers and policy staff to name a few, but all of whom play a fundamental role in supporting the Army to serve the Nation.
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 continually grow our network 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.
For those already working within the Army Civil Service, 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. Existing staff can access the EAP via the MOD intranet.