The RNBT is looking for a Trustee

16th February 2024

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT) is a well-established naval charity that has been delivering support to serving and veteran Ratings of the Royal Navy and their families, quietly and efficiently since 1922. It is a modern charity with an annual turnover of £10m and over 220 staff.

A fundamental characteristic of the Trust is that a significant proportion of our Trustees are serving and ex-serving Royal Naval ratings and Royal Marine other ranks. Accordingly ‘Ordinary Member’ trustees are people who have been or are RN ratings and RM other ranks. Only those who are or have served as Ratings in the Royal Navy make decisions on the approval of grants to individuals: Sailors and Marines helping Sailors and Marines – now and always.

The RNBT efficiently and effectively help Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families in times of need, whether through the provision of wide-ranging financial assistance or the superb care offered to older members of the Royal Naval family at Pembroke House in Gillingham, Kent and the Trust’s Centenary Year Project – Admiral Jellicoe House in Southsea, Hampshire which opened in June 2022.

The Ordinary Member Trustee position will commence from early April 2024 and election will take place during the last week of March. We are looking for a wide range of competences and the current Trustees wish to continue to encourage diversity, with applications from Junior Rates/ Ranks as well as representation from minority groups very welcome. In particular, those with service in the Royal Marines or Submarine Service would be very welcome.

If you are interested and would like an application pack, please contact Michele Stanley on 02394 216292 or email Michele at michelestanley@rnbt.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2024.