White Ensign Association – Financial Wellbeing Manager


Do you excel in working with small teams with a commitment to and empathy for our Armed Forces?

Do you have a pragmatic and professional approach?

Do you have a good understanding of personal financial matters?

Are you passionate about working for a highly respected charity that makes a real difference to its  beneficiaries?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team at the White Ensign Association (WEA) and  fill a new position in support of our beneficiaries in the naval community.


The WEA is an established all ranks Royal Navy charity which supports serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and their families. Created over 60 years ago in a collaboration between senior figures in the City of London and the Board of the Admiralty, the makeup of its Council of Management (board of trustees) today still very much reflects its maritime and financial roots with a mix of influential business leaders and lawyers from the City and distinguished, retired senior officers from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary. They charge the executive staff of the WEA with the delivery of informed guidance to the Royal Navy community on:

  • armed forces pensions, armed forces compensation and other personal financial matters;
  • civilian employment, retraining and resettlement; and
  • access to professional services for advice on personal, welfare and domestic matters.

Following a near doubling in size of the staff over the past eighteen months, this work is now delivered through an executive staff of nine. Whilst the charity is headquartered in HMS BELFAST in London, the staff spend much of their time visiting Royal Navy and Royal Marines units and establishments around the UK delivering presentations and conducting personal interviews.

For further general information on our charity look at the WEA website: http://www.whiteensign.co.uk

The Financial Wellbeing Manger is a new role and has been created in response to an identified need to enhance the support offered to those in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary  communities in terms of offering education and support in the management of personal finances, including where individuals are experiencing the effects of the cost-of-living crisis or issues arising through their Service. Financial wellbeing in this context encompasses financial awareness and literacy, and guidance on debt management and financial worries. It does not include financial advice (provided by independent financial advisers).

As such the WEA is seeking an individual with suitable experience and empathy with the potential client base to further develop and enhance the WEA’s service in the area of financial wellbeing. Appropriate training opportunities will be arranged as required to prepare the successful candidate for the role.


Given that the Financial Wellbeing Manager will be required to regularly deliver presentations in the Portsmouth area and CTCRM Lympstone, the successful candidate will be expected to live within reasonable distance of these locations.

The WEA encourages flexible working and it is anticipated that the incumbent will work from home. IT equipment and a mobile telephone will be provided to allow for remote working.


The appointment will attract a basic starting salary of £35K per annum. In addition the role attracts a non-contributory personal pension payment of 8%.

Application and Timings

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the role with Stuart Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Mob. 07789 074914. E-mail: stuart.wright@whiteensign.co.uk.

The WEA is hoping to fill this vacancy by Apr 2024. Applications may be made from the date of this notice and should be in the form of a covering letter and CV.

The covering letter should address the competencies covered in this candidate brief and explain why you would be a compelling candidate for the post.

The letter and CV should be forwarded via email to the CEO or posted to the Association at the following address:

The Chief Executive Officer
The White Ensign Association
Tooley Street
London SE1 2JH

Envelopes should be marked ‘Financial Wellbeing Manager application’ and emails should be titled  similarly. Applications must arrive by no later than Friday 22 December 2023. It is planned that  interviews will take place during the week beginning 15 January 2024.

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