Non-Executive Member of the Executive Committee of the Army Board and Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

Ministry of Defence

London and Andover

  • Location London and Andover
  • Sector Central Government
  • Client Ministry of Defence
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary/Remuneration Competitive
  • Reference GSe109582
  • Closing Date Friday 19th April 2024

The Execuitve Committee of the Army Board (ECAB) is the principal decision-making body through which the Head of the Army (the Chief of the General Staff (CGS)) exercises command and focuses on the business aspects of the Army from strategy and future force development through to portfolio direction and in-year financial management.

This non-executive role is therefore at the heart of the British Army; supporting ECAB with independent advice, analytical rigour and strategic oversight to effectively shape how 110,000 people protect the UK and its dependent territories, prevent conflict, deal with disaster, and fight the nation’s enemies. The successful candidate will also become the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Chair, bringing the specific skills and experience needed to shape the robust and independent assurance of an organisation of this complexity and financial scale (£12bn annual budget) – and the judgement and credibility to handle sensitive risks and issues within Defence.

The ideal candidate will bring board level experience in a large, complex and changing environment, with deep expertise in the risk, control and governance issues found in a commercial or government organisation of significant scale. You will also have experience as a Chair or Member of an audit committee for a large organisation. While former military experience is not required, it will be important that you have a passionate interest in the Defence and National Security agenda and an understanding of the economic and political environment within which the public sector operates. You will work in a collaborative manner, building effective relationships with colleagues across the organisation, with an open and personable style and an ability to champion and support diversity of thought, change and learning.  

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