Chair – Armed Forces Pay Review Body

The AFPRB provides independent, evidence-based advice on Armed Forces’ pay to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Defence. In making recommendations, it takes into account the need to recruit, retain and motivate suitable people in the context of Service life, Government policies for improving services, funding, the inflation target and the need for Armed Forces’ pay to be broadly comparable with civilians.

The role of chair also includes membership of the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB).

Person Specification

High calibre candidates are sought for the position of Chair of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body.

Essential Criteria:

  • Have a recent, proven, substantial record of senior leadership and achievement in large organisations.
  • Have senior level chairing experience and be able to create consensus through active debate and logical argument amongst a diverse group.
  • The ability to command the confidence of key stakeholders including Ministers, Review Body colleagues, Senior Government officials and those within the Armed Forces remit group.
  • Able to lead, analyse and evaluate large amounts of detailed written and oral information.
  • Strong influencing and communication skills.
  • Sharp and clear thinking with the ability to lead discussions.
  • Understanding of the broader context of changes in public sector management as well as public sector pay policy.
  • High standards of corporate and personal conduct.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Senior HR experience in a commercial organisation.

Candidates must be a British or Commonwealth citizen or a Republic of Ireland national.

Additional Information

Meetings of the AFPRB are held on Wednesdays, the majority of which are held between September and March.  Visits to Service units take place between April and July.  Meetings of the SSRB are held on Thursdays, with the majority of meetings being held between September and April.

How to Apply

To request an application form please contact the DBS Civilian Personnel department on: