Guardian Jobs 2023 – Executive Services

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Forces Employment Charity

Forces Employment Charity wants every member of the Armed Forces Community to succeed and to be represented at every level of employment. The aim of the charity is to support all Service leavers, reservists, veterans and their partners and families to secure sustainable civilian employment and to progress to roles at every level. This will enable and empower everyone to reach their potential after their service.

We are delighted to be working with this incredible organisation in the search for a Director of Executive Services which is a critical role for the charity. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the role will be fast-paced, dynamic and provide a high level of opportunity for innovation to expand and enhance the executive service; all whilst consolidating and integrating the offer as part of the wider customer journey.

This role will include enabling those who have held executive level roles within the Armed Forces to access roles at a similar level and enable those who have left the Armed Forces at any rank to access executive level employment as their careers progress.

In this role you will be part of the senior leadership team and will work to develop strategy to deliver the vision for executive employment services, develop and lead a programme of networking opportunities for those seeking executive level employment, lead the creation of long-term partnerships with employers to enable them to recruit and retain veterans to Executive level roles; as well as co-ordinate employer partnerships across all teams of the Forces Employment Charity.

We are seeking an ambassadorial, credible and collaborative senior leader with gravitas who is a natural networker and has experience of managing change. Experience of working for an organisation outside of the Armed Forces or lived experience of transition from the military to executive employment is advantageous.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • Demonstrable understanding, empathy and knowledge of the issues that are unique to the Armed Forces Community.
  • A deep knowledge of the transition between military life and civilian employment.
  • Experience influencing and presenting effectively to diverse audiences and building mutually beneficial partnerships with senior stakeholders in external organisations.
  • Track record of networking, influencing and acting as a key external ambassador.
  • The ability to progress diversity and inclusion across all areas of our work

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity please contact our retained advisor Jane Ray or Amelia Gungah at [email protected] or [email protected] with a copy of your CV/LinkedIn profile or call 020 7691 1920.

Deadline for Applications: Sunday 9th November (Midnight)

Preliminary Interviews with Prospectus: W/C 14th November

Panel Interview: W/C 28th November

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