Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Head of Policy


The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is a grant making charity which supports the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities.  The Trust is committed to learning from and sharing the achievements of its grant holders and the impact of its funding programmes.  To find out more about our work please visit our website

The Head of Policy will develop policy, provide advice and undertake analysis to support the strategic direction of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund and its mission to  fund projects that support the delivery of the Nation’s Covenant promise to our Armed Forces, their families and veterans.

Working with the Director of Policy and Communications, the postholder will develop new funding programmes, implement the Covenant Fund three year strategic framework, provide policy advice to internal and external colleagues and deliver projects to explore and disseminate the impact of the Trust’s funding. The postholder will work closely with communications and grants colleagues and present reports and lead discussions with the senior management team and with the Trustees at board and sub-committee meetings.

Significant policy experience is required; particularly within a government or non- departmental public body policy environment. We are looking for someone who is a strategic thinker, has political insight, exceptional communication skills and can express themselves in a confident and concise manner with colleagues and external partners at all levels. You will represent the organisation both professionally and sensitively, ensuring key messages are delivered to both internal and external stakeholders in a timely fashion.

The Trust welcomes applications from across the UK.  These are home working roles and applicants will be expected to be able to confirm that they are able to work in this way (IT and any essential equipment will be provided).   Attendance at occasional meetings or awaydays will be expected; and the post holder may also need to attend some additional meetings or events in person throughout the UK. The Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to providing development and training opportunities.

Salary in the range £50,000 – £55,000 pa depending on experience (plus pension contribution and other benefits).

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How to apply:  Applications should take the form of a letter (no more than two pages of A4) providing evidence of how you meet the person specification, and CV – both attached to an email addressed to giving the contact details for two professional referees, and how you know them.  Please include ‘Job Application: Head of Policy in the subject line.

Please also indicate how soon you might be available to start if your application is successful.


Deadline for applications 5pm 11 January 2024.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews which are expected to be from the 18th January 2024 onwards


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