Ministry of Defence: Staff

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil servants there are at each grade in his Department.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The number of civil servants by grade is published by the Department on the Gov.UK website in the Biannual Civilian Personnel Report (BCPR) (Table 2), a link to this is below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-biannual-civilian-personnel-report-2018

The table below gives the numbers of civil servants at each grade in the ministry of Defence as at 1 April 2018:

Civilian personnel by grade equivalence1

(Full Time Equivalent)

FTE

2018

1 April

Civilian Total

56,865

Non-Industrial Total

30,143

Senior Civil Service & Equivalent2

202

Band B1 & Equivalent

464

Band B2 & Equivalent

1,408

Band C1 & Equivalent

3,411

Band C2 & Equivalent

6,399

Band D & Equivalent

6,192

Band E1 & Equivalent

8,871

Band E2 & Equivalent

3,149

Other3

46

Industrial Total

4,305

Firefighter

748

Skill Zone 4

276

Skill Zone 3

1,244

Skill Zone 2

1,428

Skill Zone 1

604

Apprentice

5

Royal Fleet Auxiliary 4

1,918

DE&S Trading Entity

10,243

Trading Fund & Executive Agencies Total 4

6,032

Locally engaged civilians 4

4,224

1. Grade equivalence is shown in terms of the broader banding structure and is based on paid grade.

2. Includes personnel outside the Senior Civil Service but of equivalent grade, primarily Senior Medical Specialists.

3. 'Other' represents core civilian personnel for whom no grade information is available.

4. Data by grade are not available for Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Trading Funds, Executive Agency and Locally engaged civilians.

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