Director of Armed Forces People Policy

The Ministry of Defence plays a critical role in protecting the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad. Our aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that we keep within budget. Our “Armed Forces People Programme” is one of the most far-reaching and important transformation programmes taking place in Government and is aimed at fundamentally reforming military accommodation and the armed forces reward strategy.

As Director of Armed Forces People Policy, you will play a critical role in leading and delivering this ambitious transformation agenda, working in close partnership with the Army, Air Force, Navy, Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Defence Business Services. This is an exciting and influential role, which also extends across a broad range of HR policy including pay and pensions, diversity and inclusion and accommodation and justice as well as the delivery of a a new operating model and major IT and cultural change.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader, with strong people management and programme management abilities. You will bring significant experience of delivering transformation through others, and have the capability to build effective, influential and collaborative relationships with stakeholders within the Department, Armed Forces and across the Service Justice System. Whilst experience of working in Government or Defence is not essential, you will need the capability, commitment and resilience to operate effectively in a highly complex environment.

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