Thank you for expressing an interest in applying to join the Armed Forces Pay’ Review Body (AFPRB).
The AFPRB provides independent advice to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence on the pay and charges for members of the Naval, Military and Air Forces of the Crown. Appointments are made in accordance with the 2016 Public Appointments Governance Code and regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
When reaching its recommendations, the AFPRB considers:
• the need to recruit, retain and motivate suitably able and qualified people taking account of particular circumstances of service life;
• Government policies for improving public services, including the requirement on the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to meet the output targets for the delivery of departmental services;
• the funds available to the MOD as set out in the Government’s Departmental expenditure limits and inflation target;
• the need for the pay of the Armed Forces to be broadly comparable with pay levels in civilian life;
• evidence submitted by the Government and others.
Members of the AFPRB bring their considerable and senior experience to bear when making judgements about pay for the Armed Forces. It is a rewarding role which brings Board Members into close contact with a wide range of people serving in Her Majesty’s Forces both at home and overseas.
The AFPRB’s recommendations have a direct impact on all Service Personnel who value the dedication and independence of the Board.
I wish you every success with your application.
Air Cdre Adrian Bettridge
Head Armed Forces Renumeration
The Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) is currently recruiting for a Public Sector Member with board-level experience.
The AFPRB provides independent, evidence-based advice on Armed Forces’ pay to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Defence on the pay and charges for members of the Naval, Military and Air Forces of the Crown. In making recommendations, it takes into account the need to recruit, retain and motivate suitable people in the context of Service life, Government policies for improving services, funding, the inflation target and the need for Armed Forces’ pay to be broadly comparable with civilians.
Communications between the Review Body and the Secretary of State for Defence will generally be through the Chair, except where the board has agreed that an individual member should act on its behalf. Nevertheless, any committee member has the right of access to the Secretary of State on any matter which he or she believes raises important issues relating to his or her duties as a board member. In such cases the agreement of the rest of the board should normally be sought.
As part of its evidence gathering activities the Review Body visit Service units across the UK and overseas, this will include some travel to operational theatres. Visits normally take place between April and October and, depending on the location, can range in length between a single day and up to a week. On some occasions travel at weekends or the day before a visit is due to start may be required, in this instance the daily fee will be paid as it will be considered a working day.
Travel will primarily be undertaken by commercial carriers, however, there will be occasions where travel will need to be undertaken in military vehicles. It should be noted that travel in some types of military transport, such as Royal Naval vessels, can be rigorous and physically demanding.
All meetings and visits will be conducted in accordance with the Government’s current Covid-19 guidelines.
The successful candidate will need to undertake security vetting before taking up their post.
The successful candidate must abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life (Annex A) and the Code of Conduct for Board Members
This post is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. For more information, please refer to the Commissioner’s website