Civil Servants (Retirement Age)

Defence written question – answered on 15th October 2001.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the compulsory retirement ages which apply to employees of his Department and of executive agencies and other public sector bodies for which it is responsible, broken down by grade or job title.

Photo of Dr Lewis Moonie Dr Lewis Moonie Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

Ministry of Defence employees work in some 200 grades which are grouped together into five bands for pay, promotion and career development purposes. Normal retirement age is dependant upon grade, and an extract from MOD's Personnel Manual follows which lists them. About two-thirds of the work force, mainly those in support, technical and industrial grades, can retire at 60 but have the option to work to age 65. The balance, mainly managerial and professional grades, have a normal retirement age of 60. Like all Departments, we are reviewing our age retirement policy in accordance with the Government's policy of expanding the opportunities for older people in the work place.

Normal retirement ages
Grade Pay band NRA
Assistant Information Officer R 65
Admin Assistant E2 65
Academic Professor of Music R 60
Assistant Chief Constable Police R 60
Air Ops Officer D 65
Admin Officer E1 65
Area Education Officer R 60
Accommodation Services Accountant E1 65
Assistant Scientific Officer E1 60
Assistant Librarian D 65
Assistant Statistician D 60
Assistant Telecommunications Technical Officer R 65
British Frontier Guard 2 (Customs and Immigration) R 65
British Frontier Guard 3 (Customs and Immigration) R 65
British Frontier Guard 4 (Customs and Immigration) R 65
Chief Inspector Police R 60
Chief Police Adviser (BAOR) R 65
Chief Superintendent Police R 60
Captain of the Queen's Flight R 65
Career Adviser R 60
Civilian Accommodation Services Officer D 63
Chief Constable Police R 60
Chief Civilian Nursing Officer R 60
Civilian Dental Practitioner R 65
Chief Fire Service Officer R 65
Chief Superintendent of Police (SBA) R 65
Chief Typing Manager C2 60
Chaplains Assistant D 65
Chef 1/Chief Cook 1 R 65
Chef 2/Chief Cook 2 R 65
Civilian Medical Practitioner R 65
Communications Officer 1 C2 65
Communications Officer 2 D 65
Communications Officer 3 E1 65
Communications Officer 4 E2 65
Conservation Officer F D 65
Constable R 60
Co-ordinator Anglo-American Relations R 65
Chief of Police (SBA) R 65
Community Relations Adviser D 65
Civilian Security Officer 1 C1 65
Civilian Security Officer 2 C2 65
Civilian Security Officer 3 D 65
Civilian Security Officer 4 E1 65
Civilian Security Officer 5 E2 65
Catering Manager 3 R 65
Curatorial Officer C C1 65
Curatorial Officer D C1 65
Curatorial Officer E C2 65
Curatorial Officer F D 65
Curatorial Officer G E1 65
Deputy Area Officer Social Worker R 60
D Con 2 SCEA R 60
Director of Patents R 60
Director of Studies R 60
Deputy Chief Constable Police R 60
Deputy Chief of Police (SBA) R 65
Deputy Director of Studies R 60
Defence Courier R 65
Educational Psychologist R 60
Executive Officer D 60
Estate Warden E1 65
Families Officer D 65
Fiscal Officer (SBA) R 65
Fire Service Officer 1 R 65
Fire Service Officer 2 R 65
Fire Service Officer 3 R 65
General Education Adviser R 60
Graphics Officer D 60
Graphics Technical Grade E1 60
G6/A DIR DIS B1 60
G6/A PROF SG B1 60
G6/ACCHO B1 60
G6/CIO(B) B1 60
G6/CMRO B1 60
G6/CSALMO B1 60
G6/HP B1 60
G6/P&T SUPG B1 60
G6/S PRIN LB B1 65
G6/SNR P PSY R 60
G6/SNR PRIN B1 60
G6/SPSO B1 60
G6/STATISTN B1 60
G7/ECON ADVR B2 60
G7/HD HIST B B2 65
G7/HP B2 60
G7/P GRAPH O B2 60
G7/P INF OFR B2 65
G7/P LEC S/G B2 60
G7/PCHO B2 60
G7/Principal Intelligence Officer B2 65
G7/Principal Intelligence Officer (Army) B2 60
G7/PMRO B2 60
G7/PMSO B2 60
G7/PPTO B2 60
G7/PRIN LIBN B2 65
G7/PRIN PSY B2 60
G7/PRINCIPAL B2 60
G7/PRN INV O B2 65
G7/PRO B2 60
G7/PSALMO B2 60
G7/PSO B2 60
G7/STATISTN B2 60
Higher Executive Officer C2 60
Higher Executive Officer (D) C2 60
Higher Graphics Officer C2 60
Higher Instructional Officer C2 65
Higher Psychologist C2 60
Higher Intelligence Officer C2 65
Historian 2 R 65
Higher Linguist Officer C2 65
Higher Mapping and Charting Officer C2 60
House Parent R 60
Higher Professional Photographer C2 60
HPTO C2 60
HPTO(D) R 60
HPTO/HSO (HP) R 60
House Matron R 60
Higher Scientific Officer C2 60
Higher Scientific Officer (D) R 60
Higher Telecommunications Technical Officer C2 65
Instrumental Professor of Music R 60
Information Officer R 65
Instructional Officer 1 D 65
Instructional Officer 2 D 65
Inspector Police R 60
Investigating Officer 1 R 65
Investigating Officer 2 R 65
Information Officer 1 (Army) R 60
Information Officer 2 (Army) R 60
Judge (SBA) R 65
Legal Adviser (SBA) R 65
Lecturer D/S R 60
Legal Adviser (BAOR) R 65
Legal Aid Officer R 60
Librarian C2 65
Linguist Officer R 65
Manager RNFC R 65
Mapping and Charting Officer D 60
Mapping and Charting Tech Grade 1 E1 65
Mapping and Charting Tech Grade 2 E2 65
Mess Manager A R 65
Mess Manager B R 65
MLSO 1 R 65
MLSO 2 R 65
Medical Officer R 60
Museum Support Grade 1 D 65
Museum Support Grade 2 D 65
Museum Support Grade 3 E1 65
Museum Support Grade 4 E1 65
Museum Support Grade 5 E2 65
Marine Services Officer 1 R 60
Marine Services Officer 2 R 60
Marine Services Officer 3 R 60
Marine Services Officer 4 R 60
Museum Technician 2 D 65
Museum Technician 3 D 65
Naval Regional Officer R 65
P&GS A R 60
P&GS B R 60
P&GS C R 60
P&GS D R 60
P&GS E R 60
Principal Lect RMAS/BRNC R 60
Principal Patent Officer R 60
Patent Officer R 60
Principal Health and Safety Officer R 60
Principal Linguist Officer R 65
Principal Medical Officer R 60
Police Adviser (BAOR) R 65
Professional Photographer D 60
Personal Secretary E1 65
PTO D 60
PTO 4 D 65
Radio Officer D 65
Record Reviewer R 65
Reviser SDS R 65
RO(Prin) R 65
RO1 R 65
RO2 R 65
RO3 R 65
Research Officer (R&P) R 60
Senior Career Adviser 6 R 60
Senior Civil Servants (formerly Grades 1–5) R 60
Senior Educational Psychologist R 60
Senior Information Officer R 65
Senior Inspector Adviser R 60
Senior Lect D/S R 60
Senior Lect S/G R 60
Senior Patent Officer R 60
Salvage and Mooring Officer (SALMO) R 65
School Catering Adviser R 60
Senior Instructional Officer C1 65
Senior Investigating Officer R 65
Senior Librarian C1 65
Senior Executive Officer C1 60
Senior Executive Officer (COMMS) C1 60
Senior Fire Service Officer R 65
SGB 1 E1 65
SGB 2 E2 65
Shore Galley Design and Equip Adv C1 65
Senior Graphics Officer C1 60
Sergeant Police R 60
Senior Health and Safety Officer R 60
Senior Intelligence Officer C1 65
Senior Intelligence Officer (Army) R 60
Senior Linguist Officer C1 65
Support Manager 1 C2 60
Support Manager 2 D 60
Support Manager 3 D 65
Senior Mapping and Charting Officer C1 60
Senior Medical Officer R 60
Senior A/Statistician C2 60
Senior Economic Assistant C2 60
Senior Lecturer SR R 60
Senior Photographer C1 60
Senior Psychologist C1 60
Senior Social Worker R 60
Scientific Officer D 60
Social Worker R 60
SOG A C1 60
SOG B C2 60
SOG C D 60
SOG D D 60
Senior Professional Photographer C1 60
Senior Personal Secretary D 60
SPTO C1 60
SPTO/SSO(HP) C1 60
Senior Research Officer C1 60
Senior Scientific Officer C1 60
Station Warden E1 65
Senior Telecommunication Technical Officer C1 65
Subject Adviser R 60
Supervising Traffic Rep R 65
Superintendent Police R 60
Supervising Radio Officer C2 60
Tech Grade 1 E1 65
Tech Grade 2 E2 65
Traffic Rep R 65
Telecommunications Technical Officer D 65
Typing Manager D 65
Typist E2 65
Vet Officer R 60
All Industrial grades R 65

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