Currently seeking new Commanding Officer

The Corps is currently seeking a new Commanding Officer. Please find the full job description and application details below.





Commanding Officer/Chief Executive
First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps)

Job title: Commanding Officer/Chief Executive
Organisation: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps)
Location: Greater London, Westminster, London
Remuneration: Daily rate and reasonable expenses
Closing date: 26 Jan 22
Job type: Part-time; permanent

The organisation:
The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps) (FANY(PRVC)) is a charity, which deploys multi-faceted rapid response teams to
support civil and military authorities in response to an incident, during a major event or in planning and exercise roles. Founded in 1907, the
FANY(PRVC) is an all-female voluntary association headquartered in London and, at any one time, is made up of approximately 130 – 150 active
members who are all resourceful and unique women, united in their aim to be of service in whatever capacity is asked of them. There is also a large network of associates who are no longer active but wish to remain connected.

The role:
The Trustees are now seeking a new Commanding Officer to lead the Corps, ensuring it continues to meet its charitable objectives and remains a
vibrant, purposeful and financially sustainable organisation.

In brief, the role demands:

  • Proven leadership skills, with an ability to think strategically and develop policy
  • Ability to lead and motivate volunteers with integrity and fairness
  • Ability to represent the Corps at the highest levels and to network effectively with a range of stakeholders including military organisations, the police, and City of London guilds.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including:

              - confidence in public speaking

              - ability to connect with a diverse range of people

              - good at listening

              - ability to make and explain tough decisions

              - mediation and resolution skills.

  • Good independent judgement and clarity of thinking under pressure
  • Experience of fundraising or willingness to do so
  • Competent with numbers for financial management and budgetary control
  • Interested in outdoor activities
  • Patience and a sense of humour.

Knowledge of the military, police, civil and civic authorities is desirable and the role would particularly suit people who have served in the Armed Forces.

The commitment:
This is an appointment for a minimum of 3 years on the basis of 3 days a week. It is essential to be in our Westminster HQ on the majority of Wednesdays during the day to do business and then to be available for members attending evening training. In addition, the role requires 2 other days per week, working flexibly in the office, from home or attending external meetings and events. It is also necessary to be available for 3-4 weekend training and meeting commitments per year, and a few evenings per month for social events with partner organisations.

The support and reporting lines:
The Commanding Officer reports to the Chair of the Trustees. Trustees have a range of skills that can be drawn on to support the Commanding Officer.

Trustee meetings are held five times a year.

There are two other paid roles: a full-time Adjutant and a part-time Operations Officer.

Members also take on a range of roles such as being the quartermaster or the training officer. There is a Regimental Board, made up of senior members, that meets six times a year and helps the Commanding Officer to run the Corps. The Corps is currently implementing a new IT project to streamline operations.

For further information:
The website gives an overview of the Corps’ illustrious history as well as its current activities.

The outgoing Commanding Officer, Philippa Lorimer MBE, will be holding an informal discussion about the role and the Corps for those interested in the role and not familiar with the organisation. This will be held on Zoom on 17 Jan 22. Please contact if you wish to attend.

To apply:

  • Interested candidates are asked to submit a CV together with a short statement explaining your interest in the role and why you believe you have the skills and experience required.
  • This should be emailed to
  • Those shortlisted will be invited to a half-day selection event on 8 or 9 Mar 22.
  • Please indicate your availability to attend.

Closing date for applications: midnight Wednesday 26 Jan 22

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