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*APPLICATIONS AR ENOW CLOSED- Thank you for your interest!*

Are you passionate about speaking up and championing the issues facing Royal Navy and Royal Marines families?  Can you speak truth to power and constructively engage Minsters and senior RN/RM officers to help them understand the effects of Service life on families?  Do you want to help families who have questions or issues that need to be resolved?  If so, you may be the right person to lead the Naval Families Federation into the next phase of its exciting growth and development as an independent charity.


We are looking for someone who ideally:
  • Has been, or is part of, the wider RN/RM community
  • Has experience in a profession and/or service in the RN/RM or as an MOD Civil Servant
  • Has experience of speaking up or advocacy
  • Has direct experience of the challenges of living in a RN/RM family
  • Has a proven track record of effective team leadership
  • Is confident and entrepreneurial
  • Is a strategic thinker
  • Can use evidence in making an argument or case


We are aware that the person we are looking for may have a CV with gaps or a succession of roles – this is very common in those who support those who serve.  We will be pleased to speak to you to see if the fit may be right.


We offer:
  • Direct access to Ministers and the top echelons of the RN/RM
  • A highly motivated and effective team in attractive offices in HMS EXCELLENT
  • A highly engaged and effective Trust Board to help and support you
  • A competitive salary with good leave and pension arrangements
  • The opportunity to be bold, creative and aspirational for Naval families


  • To discuss the role informally please contact Anna Wright on 02392 654374.
  • Please click here for a CEO’s Briefing Pack with includes a Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Applications should be 2 A4 pages describing how you match up to the person we are looking for and an up-to-date CV.
  • Closing date for applications is 1500 30 Sep 21. Applications to . Interviews week commencing 4 Oct 21.


Posted on: 10th September, 2021

*APPLICATION CLOSED – thank you for your interest*
Role: Family Advocate
Full-time post, 36 hours per week based in Portsmouth.
Initial salary £20,000 Per Annum.


Here’s who we are:

The Naval Families Federation exists to speak up for Royal Navy and Royal Marines families.  We represent their views and experiences to those who make the policies and decisions that affect them. We meet regularly with the Royal Navy’s Chain of Command, government ministers, other government departments and other key stakeholders.  We also support appropriate and relevant research.


Here’s who we are looking for:

Someone who will be the welcoming voice and one of the first responders for enquiries into the NFF. The post-holder has the responsibility of responding to enquiries from serving personnel and their families and advocating on their behalf to engage with issues that can sometimes be complex, ranging across a number of subjects. The ideal candidate will be both patient and diplomatic, understanding the nuances of the Naval lifestyle.  The role will extend into developing a more in-depth knowledge base as a policy lead for an area affecting Naval families.

The successful candidate will have a close understanding and experience of the modern Naval Service lifestyle, and have the ability to build effective relationships in order to advocate on issues affecting Service families, engaging with the Chain of Command and external stakeholders and working closely with the Federation’s subject-area leads. This will be coupled with strong written and verbal skills, accurate record-keeping skills and the ability to organise time in order to prioritise tasks.

This is a key role within a small organisation where everyone’s contribution makes a difference, so the ideal candidate will feel comfortable working as a team member and agile enough to manage several work-strands simultaneously.  If you fit the description and have a tenacious approach, we would love you to put your application forward.


To apply
  • Click here to download the job specification. (applications closed – link has now expired)
  • Click here to download the application form. (applications closed – link has now expired)
  • Send completed application forms to or by post to the address below.
  • Applications close at midday on Wednesday 6th January 2021.
  • Interviews for the vacancy will be held in Portsmouth on Tuesday 12th January 2021.


Naval Families Federation

CEO: Anna Wright

Building 25, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth, PO2 8ER

Tel: 023 9265 4374