Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body - Public Sector - Member

Body: Armed Forces Pay Review Body
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Culture, Media & Sport, Defence, Education, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, International, Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: Predominantly London. The AFPRB also visits service units in the UK and overseas.
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Change Management, HR, International Experience, Major Projects, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £300 per day plus reasonable travel expenses
Time Requirements: Up to 35 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    15th November is a reserve interview date

  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) is currently recruiting for a Public Sector Member with board-level experience.

The AFPRB provides independent, evidence-based advice on Armed Forces’ pay to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Defence on the pay and charges for members of the Naval, Military and Air Forces of the Crown. 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.

Communications between the Review Body and the Secretary of State for Defence will generally be through the Chair, except where the board has agreed that an individual member should act on its behalf.  Nevertheless, any committee member has the right of access to the Secretary of State on any matter which he or she believes raises important issues relating to his or her duties as a board member.  In such cases the agreement of the rest of the board should normally be sought.

As part of its evidence gathering activities the Review Body visit Service units across the UK and overseas, this will include some travel to operational theatres.  Visits normally take place between April and October and, depending on the location, can range in length between a single day and up to a week.  On some occasions travel at weekends or the day before a visit is due to start may be required, in this instance the daily fee will be paid as it will be considered a working day.

Travel will primarily be undertaken by commercial carriers, however, there will be occasions where travel will need to be undertaken in military vehicles.  It should be noted that travel in some types of military transport, such as Royal Naval vessels, can be rigorous and physically demanding.

All meetings and visits will be conducted in accordance with the Government’s current Covid-19 guidelines.

The successful candidate will need to undertake security vetting before taking up their post.

The successful candidate must abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life (Annex A) and the Code of Conduct for Board Members

Person Specification

 The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate all of the following essential criteria:

  • Proven Public Sector experience at a senior level with the ability to evaluate large amounts of detailed and sometimes contradictory verbal and numerical information, and to use it for developing recommendations.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and effectively on a Board, providing considered and evidence-based arguments, and ability to think clearly, debate and listen to the views of the other members.
  • Strong influencing and communication skills; in particular, the ability to relate to a diverse range of stakeholders, and gain their confidence, including those within the remit group Ministers, Review Body colleagues, Senior Government officials.Se

•        Understanding of the broader context of changes in public sector management and pay, and the ability to assess how these might affect Service personnel. 

Additional Information

AFPRB meetings are usually held on Wednesdays, the majority of which are held between September and March.  Visits to UK and overseas Service units, in accordance with Government guidance, normally take place between April and October and can be up to four – five days in duration.  These visits are likely to be in the working week but by exception some travel on a Sunday or Saturday may be required to more remote locations.  The successful applicant will need to undertake security vetting before taking up their post. 

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