The NFF – Family Advocate


Role: Family Advocate
Full time post, 36 hours per week based in Portsmouth.
Initial salary £24,000 Per Annum.

The Naval Families Federation:
The NFF exists to speak up for Royal Navy and Royal Marines families. We represent their views and experiences to those who make the policies and decisions that affect them. We meet regularly with the Royal Navy’s Chain of Command, Government Ministers, Other Government Departments and other key stakeholders. We also support appropriate and relevant research.

Family Advocate role:
A person to become the subject area lead for accommodation, responding to enquiries from serving people and their families, to advocate on their behalf to engage with issues that can sometimes be complex. The ideal candidate will be both patient and diplomatic, understanding the nuances of the Naval lifestyle. The role extends into delivering briefs about the work of the NFF to serving personnel as part of pre-deployment planning and as an external presenter to the Divisional Officer course amongst other briefing invitations.

The successful candidate will have a close understanding and experience of the modern Naval Service lifestyle, and have the ability to build effective relationships in order to advocate on issues affecting Service families, engaging with the Chain of Command and external stakeholders and working closely with the Federation’s subject area leads. This will be coupled with strong written and verbal skills, accurate record-keeping skills and the ability to organise time in order to prioritise tasks.

This is a key role within a small organisation where everyone’s contribution makes a difference, so the ideal applicant will feel comfortable working as a team member and agile enough to manage several work-strands simultaneously. If you fit the description and have a tenacious approach, we would love you to put your application forward.

Application process:

  • Click here to download the job specification.
  • Send completed Application forms to or by post to the address below.
  • Applications close at midnight on Monday 13 January 2020.
  • Interviews for the vacancy will be held in Portsmouth on Thursday 16 January 2020.

Naval Families Federation
CEO: Anna Wright MA
Building 25, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth. PO2 8ER
Tel: 023 9265 4374

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