Chair of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (The Trust) I would like to thank
you for your interest in this appointment and encourage you to read further.
This is an incredibly exciting and fulfilling role which I have relished and
which I commend to you.
Trust is a grant making charity, created in 2015 and a Non-Departmental Public
Body; it receives a £10m grant in aid from the Ministry of Defence annually
(known as the Armed Forces Covenant Fund). As a grant maker supporting the
whole Armed Forces community, the Trust ensures the funds we manage are
tackling the varying needs of the Armed Forces, their families, and veterans
and their families and to also provide positive opportunities for their
wellbeing and integration into the communities in which they live.
Trust is seeking to appoint a new Chair to the Board of Trustees, who will lead
a dynamic team of senior military and government officials from across the UK.
Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s enduring commitment to those who serve in
the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the
past, and their families. It ensures that they should face no disadvantage
compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services,
and that they are treated fairly and deserving of our respect and support. The
Covenant also ensures, where appropriate, that those who have given most for
their country are provided special consideration, such as injured service
personnel and veterans and bereaved families.
can find out more about our work here: https://covenantfund.org.uk/
is a tremendous opportunity to play a leading role in the Trust. The successful
candidate will help the Trust remain at the forefront of supporting the Armed
Forces Covenant by helping to deliver funding programmes that create real
change to the Armed Forces community, across all corners of the United Kingdom.
Since becoming an independent charity and Non-Departmental Public Body in 2018,
the work of the Trust has been hugely successful in supporting numerous
programmes for the benefit of the Armed Forces community, including in response
to COVID-19, veterans mental health and wellbeing and reducing isolation.
are seeking a new Chair to lead the Trust as it develops over the coming years.
Previous experience of leadership in the third or public sectors would be
advantageous. Personal knowledge or experience of the Armed Forces would also
be a benefit, but we are looking for a diverse range of candidates who can
complement the skills and experiences of the current board members.
wish you the best of luck with your application and thank you again for your