Ministry of Defence Contact Number

If you need to contact the ministry of defence please call the number above to discuss careers, complaints or to speak to one of the ministers. The Ministry of Defence is a Government department and the headquarters of the Armed Forces.

Ministry of Defence Opening Hours

Department Opening Times
Careers Mon-Fri
Head Office Mon-Fri
Complaints Mon-Fri

The Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence aims to protect the security, interests and independence of Great Britain both here and abroad. Where possible, the ministry works with partners and allies across the world to ensure that this goal is met. The main aim of the ministry is to make sure that the Armed Forces have the right training, equipment and levels of support to carry out their work. The MOD personnel consists of employees in the Armed Forces, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. The idea of a Ministry of Defence was first conceived in the 1930s when politicians decided that the three Armed Forces needed better coordination to be able to work effectively. Stanley Baldwin created the Minister for Coordination of Defence position in the 1930s, but it was Winston Churchill who created the office in 1940 before it became the modern service that we know today in 1971. If you would like to know more about the history of the ministry, careers available in the ministry, access your service records if you are a former soldier, enquire about a medal to complain about a military plane flying low, you are a veteran who would like to be referred to a support group, you would like to make a casualty notification or you would like to complain about MOD service please call the number above to speak to someone in head office.

Responsibilities and Roles of the Ministry

The Ministry of Defence has seven primary responsibilities to make sure our country and citizens are safe. These responsibilities are: defending the UK and our overseas territories, providing nuclear deterrence, providing strategic intelligence, support civil emergency organisations in time of crisis, defending the country’s interests by projecting power both strategically and through interventions, to provide security for stabilisation and to provide a defence contribution overall to UK influence. if you have some questions about the roles or responsibilities of the Ministry please call the number above to discuss this with an advisor.

Ministry of Defence Police

The role of the Ministry of Defence Police is to protect sites that are of national importance, rather than patrol the streets. There are many different subsections such as the marine unit, dog section, criminal investigation department, and the operational support unit. The nature of the work can take officers across England, Wales and Scotland and they may occasionally be required to lend their skills to other police forces.

If you have GCSEs in English Language and Maths over a grade C, you don’t have to complete competency questions when you apply for a role within the MOD police. You have to be 18 to join and it can take anywhere from 6-12 months to complete the application process.

Ministry of Defence Guard Service

The Ministry of Defence Guard Service supports MOD security by providing an unarmed guard service at MOD sites across the UK. This includes the MOD’s main building in Whitehall, London as well as Her Majesty’s Naval Bases in Portsmouth, Faslane and Devonport. The MGS employs around 2000 staff who are managed by a team based in the head office in Essex. The services provided by the MGS include controlling access to sites, security searches, patrols, event security, first aid and fire marshals.

Ministry of Defence Jobs –

If you are interested in working for the Ministry of Defence, consider which of the armed forces you would prefer: Army, Navy or Royal Air Force. In the Royal Navy, you could work in engineering, band service or admin if you don’t want to be out in combat. As a soldier in the Army, you will be fully trained in a range of trades from repairing tanks to firing weapons- you need to be physically fit, but only to a certain level before you join- working on your fitness is part of the training. In the RAF, you could work in personnel or medical support, communications or logistics.

Each of the forces has a reserve unit, where you will be fully trained and expected to give around 25 days of service each year so that you can fit in your role alongside your day job, learning new skills and getting paid for your role. To talk to a member of the Ministry of Defence regarding applying for a job or following up an application you have already completed please call the number above.

Ministry of Defence Civilian Jobs

Civilians wishing to work for the Ministry of Defence can apply for their role through the Civil Service. You can conduct an online job search, selecting the Ministry of Defence as the organisation that you wish to work for. Current vacancies being advertised include Regional Customer Manager, Lead Engineer, Deputy Nursery Manager, Health Care Assistant, Dental Hygienists, Sub Aqua Diving Instructor, Digital Content Officer, Schools Education Officer and Lifeguard.

Ministry of Defence Press Office

The Defence Press Office works alongside the press offices of the individual forces to ensure that the activities of the MOD are transparent and disclosed to the public through media outlets. At the MOD head office in Whitehall, there are over 40 employees working for the press office. The Armed Forces individual press offices have over 100 staff altogether. The majority of the press budget is spent on recruitment campaigns for the forces. To speak to a member of the Ministry of Defence press office call the number above.

Other ways to contact the Ministry of Defence

You can also write the Ministry of Defence a letter to their head office address below.

Ministry of Defence Head Office Address

Department Address
Head Office Whitehall
LondonSW1A 2HB