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About the Royal British Legion

The RBL is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

  • A desire to provide a great customer service and support;
  • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others;
  • Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution;
  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop;
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others.

If so, then we would like to hear from you.

The Role

Although best known for our Remembrance work and the iconic red poppy symbol, the RBL is also the largest welfare provider in the Armed Forces charity sector, providing practical care, advice and assistance to serving personnel, veterans and their families. We have a long and proud campaigning history, having sought to further the interests, rights and welfare of the Armed Forces community since 1921, and we work to safeguard the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant.

We are looking for an experienced individual to manage and coordinate public policy development in support of the RBL’s campaigns and lead on social and economic policy. You will help position the RBL as the leading voice on policy matters affecting the Armed Forces community.

You will have the ability to negotiate, persuade and influence and ensure that we are working in partnership with government and other key stakeholders on social policy, including responding to government consultations.

You will have extensive experience of public policy and campaigns work, in a charity, public or private sector organisation, together with a knowledge and understanding of social and welfare issues which may affect the Armed Forces community. You will also have experience of undertaking and using research and evidence to successfully influence for change. Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders including government, academics, charity sector partners and our beneficiaries are a must.

The role is primarily office based, however due to COVID 19 the team are currently working from home. This role would likely begin remotely and then follow government and organisational guidelines on returning to the office.

The role is based in London although other locations may be considered such as Birmingham or Manchester.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Sunday 9th May 2021