Chief Operating Officer

Royal United Services Institute
London with hybrid working.
£110,000 - £125,000 per annum

The Royal United Services Institute has been at the heart of military and security thinking for over 190 years. The Duke of Wellington and other senior military commanders established the Institute in 1831, and some of the most influential thinkers in the 19th and 20th centuries worked or spoke at RUSI. RUSI has been at the centre of policymaking and thinking on defence and security from the rise of the British Empire to its transformation and dissolution, through both World Wars and the Cold War and into today’s unsettled world.


We are now seeking a Chief Operating Officer to provide high quality internal operational support and development, covering finance; IT and cybersecurity; risk and compliance; operations (facilities and governance); people and events. The postholder will have around 20 staff working in these areas reporting, directly or indirectly, to them. The postholder will ensure the smooth running of these areas as well as the development of these functions to better support our ambitious aims and objectives as an organisation as we move towards a new strategic planning cycle in April 2024. This is a senior leadership appointment, reporting into the Director-General, and acting as a member of the senior management team.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.