Appointing Body: Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee
Department: Ministry of Defence
Sectors: Communities, Defence
Location: North West
Number of Vacancies: One
Remuneration: Unpaid – travel expenses and loss of earnings allowances will be paid
Time Requirements: Committees meet between two and four times per year
Closing Date: Friday 15 May 2015
Interviews: Early / mid June – Blackpool


The Minister for Defence Welfare and Veterans is seeking to appoint a new VAPC Chairperson in the North West of England.

Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committees are Non-Departmental Public Bodies whose main functions are to:

  •  Act as advocates for implementing the Armed Forces Covenant and associated measures at a local level
  • Raise awareness, within their areas, of the Armed Forces Covenant and associated measures, the War Pension Scheme, Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the Veterans Welfare Service.
  • Assist serving personnel, veterans and their families in accessing local support services, provide assistance and guidance on the War Pension Scheme and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and to provide an independent element to the Veterans UK complaints process relating to those schemes. More  information here.
  • Act as a conduit for local consultation by Ministers, the Ministry of Defence and the SPVA on issues affecting recipients of pension from the War Pensions Scheme and Armed Forces Compensation scheme. More information here.

The VAPC Chairperson and members play a central role in promoting the interests and welfare of Veterans and their families.

The role and the input of the VAPCs was cited in Lord Ashcroft’s Transition Review recommendations, with actions allocated to them as a body, going forward. Additionally forthcoming legislation (AF Act 2015 will also cover aspects of the VAPC and the terms they operate under.

Additional Information

You can view the full advert and necessary application forms here.

How to Apply

Email the completed Expression of Interest and Monitoring forms to DBS Civilian Personnel: quoting reference 10040b.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 24 hours please call 030 679 84917 or 030 679 85048.