Independent Committee Member

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion (RBL) is here to support our Armed Forces community and give everyone a voice as the largest military charity in the UK. Our mission, scale and the values we live by make RBL a special organisation and a fulfilling place to work, as does the support and passion of our some 200,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and network of partners across the UK and beyond. Employing c1,800 people across the country and with c2,500 branches across the UK and overseas, RBL is recognised as the custodian of Remembrance and also runs the annual Poppy Appeal and the UK Team’s participation The Invictus Games. In total last year, £124.5m was raised through all fundraising activities to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces.


We’re looking for a talented new independent committee member, to join our Finance Committee, and Investment Sub-committee.  Our independent committee members play a key role alongside Trustees on our sub-committees, acting as valued subject matter experts, contributing to committee discussions and decisions and, as a member of our Finance and Investment Committee, you will provide a critical guiding mind, supporting and advising on matters relating to our finances and investments. 

We’re an organisation of significant scale and complexity and keen to hear from senior leaders who hold (or have held) accountability for financial management across an organisation of substantial scale or large division. Ideally, we are looking for someone with knowledge and experience that embraces a broad remit including pensions – a priority for us as this is currently a gap on the committee – finance, investment, property and technology transformation. We’re open to the sector your experience is in but, whatever your professional background, you will be someone with the highest level of personal integrity and maturity of judgement with strong analytical skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

RBL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation, reflecting the diversity of the Armed Forces community and of wider society. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.


Closing date
Monday 29th July 2024

Final Panel interviews
w/c Monday 5th August 2024