Royal Naval Association – Chief of Staff


The RNA is a rank-free membership organisation primarily for serving and former serving RN personnel who are proud of their Naval Service and also for our wider naval family of partners, parents, siblings and friends. We seek to maintain the naval ethos and enjoy sharing experiences with like-minded people while supporting each other when needed.

Established in the aftermath of WW2, the Mission of the Association is to foster camaraderie within our membership through events, communications and welfare support/wellbeing and thereby enhance our naval family.

With Covid hopefully behind us, the RNA is emerging with vigour to make it accessible and attractive to a wider cross section of the naval family.

The Role

This is a new role, reporting to the CEO. The Chief of Staff (COS) will be the principal staff officer, leading, managing and co-ordinating the outputs of RNA Central Office in HMNB Portsmouth. This is an exciting and important time to join the organisation as we enter a period of strategic growth and expansion while making the Association fit for purpose across the wider naval family.

The Person

The COS will necessarily have respected links into the Royal Navy and have sound knowledge of the Naval Service and, ideally, the Naval Charity sector. We need a dynamic, personable, enthusiastic, good humoured naval type with good communication skills and a willingness to accept responsibility to assist us to achieve a capability update for the Association. Would ideally suit a gutsy yet empathetic individual with a sense of duty, who, should they cut themselves, the liquid oozing out is more likely to be blue than red!

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How to apply

We invite interested candidates, who meet the requirements, to email their applications.

Applications must include:

  1. A Supporting Statement explaining how your skills and experience fit the role;
  2. A CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) specifying your qualifications, education and relevant work experience.

Email your application to

Closing date: cop 26 Aug 22

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