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Commandant Royal College of Defence Studies

Contract Type
Fixed Term
Education, Public Sector
£100,000 per annum
Expiry Date
The Royal College of Defence Studies is an internationally renowned institution committed to developing strategic thinkers and leaders.

Job Description

In an international environment, which provides perspectives and insights from around the world, we seek to inspire study, stimulate thinking and stir and contribute to debate on contemporary strategic issues.


The successful applicant will have a proven track record of management and strategic leadership at Board level, with wide and recent knowledge of strategic security and defence issues, international affairs and the workings of government. Significant senior command or senior leadership and general management experience is sought, ideally including managing a mixed Service/Diplomatic and civilian staff of high-calibre individuals.


Whilst not essential, it would be beneficial to have experienced the Royal College of Defence Studies as a Member or a part of the Directing Staff. However, applications from a wider circle are also encouraged.


In return, you will enjoy an excellent rewards package which includes flexible working, childcare vouchers and Civil Service Pension.