Naval Families Federation – Chief Executive Officer


Are you passionate about speaking up and championing the issues facing Royal Navy and Royal Marines families? Do you want to help families who have questions or issues that need to be resolved? If so, you may be the right person to lead the Naval Families Federation (NFF) into the next phase of its exciting growth and development as an independent charity. 

We are looking for someone who ideally: 

  • Has been, or is part of, the wider RN/RM community with personal experience of life in a Naval family 
  • Has a proven track record of effective team leadership 
  • Is confident and entrepreneurial 
  • Is a strategic thinker 
  • Can use evidence in making an argument or case 
  • Collaborative approach, able and willing to work alongside relevant charities   

We are aware that the person we are looking for may have a CV with gaps or a succession of roles – this is very common in those who support those who serve. We will be pleased to speak to you to see if the fit may be right. 

We offer: 

  • A highly motivated and effective team in attractive offices in HMS Excellent (Portsmouth) with free secure parking 
  • An engaged and effective Trust Board to help and support you 
  • A competitive salary starting at £55,000-£60,000 dependant on experience; good leave and pension arrangements 
  • The opportunity to be bold, creative and aspirational for Naval families 


  • To arrange a chance to discuss the role informally please contact the Chair of Trustees, Captain Paul Quinn (Retd)RN on 
  • Please click here for a Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Applications should be two A4 pages describing how you match up to the person we are looking for and an up-to-date CV.
  • Closing date for applications is 1500 on 3 October 22.
  • Applications to Stage one interviews on 13 October and final interviews on 20 October (if successful at stage one); both in person at HMS Excellent (PO2 8ER).

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