The Royal Marines Charity – Employment and Education Manager


35 hours per week, CTCRM Lympstone

£30-35k per annum

The Employment and Education (E&E) Manager is responsible for the oversight and delivery of all employment and education services delivered by RMA – The Royal Marines Charity to vulnerable Royal Marines service leavers and veterans. This is not a standard recruiting or resettlement role.  Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, the E&E Manager will develop and manage the key strategic objectives as directed by the Board of Trustees.

The E&E Manager joins the charity at an exciting time, where they will have significant input into major projects including design and implementation of a new CRM system and website, and our continued response to the rapidly changing world of work.  Knowledge and experience of UK recruitment and employment sectors (particularly those relating to military service leavers and veterans) will be essential to continuing the proven success of this dynamic and effective department.


  • Leadership of the Employment and Education function, ensuring delivery of the Board’s Employment and Education strategy, to make certain that the Charity’s support is offered to all who are compulsorily discharged.
  • Delivery of careers information, advice and guidance to vulnerable service leavers and veterans, including sourcing suitable work placement and employment opportunities.
  • In conjunction with other departments within the Charity, deliver comprehensive support to vulnerable service leavers, including over-sight of grant making and almonisation with partners.
  • With the support of the Charity’s Communications team, source, produce and distribute labour market and other relevant information.
  • Manage and periodically review internal documents including Employment and Education staff handbook and funding guidance.
  • Provide accurate periodic data reporting, statistical analysis and subsequent forecasting at board level, using CRM and other data.
  • Ensure compliance with current applicable legislation including data protection and safeguarding.
  • Line manage 2 x Employment and Education advisors, including performance management and professional development.
  • Work closely with MOD and internal Royal Marines stakeholders – particularly those working in the Recovery Pathway and Career Transition Partnership – to ensure maximum awareness and understanding of services available for vulnerable leavers, and providing support where appropriate.
  • Manage strategic relationships with COBSEO member charities delivering employment services and represent RMA – The Royal Marines Charity at Cobseo Employment Cluster meetings.
  • Manage strategic relations with external partners, including training, employment and recruitment partners.
  • Collaborate with other charity staff to provide support to the wider team during busy periods.
  • Lead, attend and support events as required.

Essential Skills/Attributes

  • Extensive experience operating in careers advice and/or recruitment sectors, with proven ability to work with vulnerable candidates.
  • Qualified (or working towards) Level 6 CIAG qualification or equivalent.
  • Good working knowledge of the Armed Forces and wider MOD resettlement services.
  • Used to working in a target-focused environment
  • Proven experience of managing a multi-service team in a collaborative multi-disciplinary manner.
  • Proven strong problem-solving skills, underpinned by demonstrably strong written and verbal communication skills, at Team, Charity, Committee and Board level.
  • Capable of multi-tasking and working autonomously.
  • Conscientious, flexible, and adaptable nature to integrate and contribute within a small
  • Highly ethical, demonstrating a passion for the cause and a strong desire to
  • Proven working experience of Microsoft Office and CRM systems.
  • Proven understanding of current UK GDPR and other relevant legislation.
  • SSAFA Caseworker (Desirable).

Please apply with CV and covering letter to, closing date for applications is Wednesday 18 November 2020. Interviews will be held on Friday 27 November 2020 (in person or via Microsoft Teams). 


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