Company HQ location: Winchester, Hampshire
Industry: Public Sector
No of employees: 7000
The Adjutant General's Corps (AGC) is one of the largest Corps in the British Army and provides support in the form of Combat Human Resources Specialists, Military Police, Military Provost Staff, Military Provost Guard Service, Educational and Training Services and Army Legal Services.
Just like every large organisation, the Army requires professional HR, administrative and financial support services to maintain its capability. This capability sits within the Adjutant General\'s Corps (AGC) which is one of the largest Corps in the British Army and more specifically with the Staff and Personnel Support (SPS) branch. With their duties including personnel and financial administration of serving soldiers, the SPS serve with every unit of the British Army; you could find yourself attached to the Infantry, Engineers, Medics or Signals, so there is a lot of scope for variety and excitement. You’ll travel the world on operations and exercises, going wherever your unit goes and experiencing the traditions and culture of the Regiments you serve.
There are a number of great reasons to have a career as an Officer in the SPS:
Impact and Responsibility. The Chain of Command relies upon the specialist knowledge of the SPS in order to conduct most forms of activity; the position can therefore be considered high profile and ultimately, very rewarding.
Adding Value. The role of the SPS is essential in maintaining the Units capability, as a junior officer you will be responsible for the career management and training of your soldiers and first line assurance for the Commanding Officer.
Variety and Diversity. The SPS offers opportunities to serve within any Unit of the British Army; this includes the capacity for female soldiers to serve with Combat Arms such as the Infantry and the opportunity for SPS officers to complete arduous courses such as the All Arms Army Commando or All Arms Parachute Company Courses.
Qualifications & Accreditation. SPS officers will gain relevant qualifications and & accreditations throughout their career; these are both recognised and valued by civilian employers.
The Army has to be a disciplined force, so every soldier needs to follow the rules and be responsible for themselves.
Soldiers and officers must know what the right thing to do is and be brave enough to do it.
The needs of the team always come before your own needs. Soldiers are part of something bigger and must commit to it.
Soldiers must always be honest, sincere, reliable and selfless. Soldiers must be loyal to the Army and be ready to do as it asks. The country relies upon it.
RESPECT FOR OTHERS
No matter what situation you are in, you must show respect and tolerance for other people and be able to put yourself in their shoes.
Loyalty is about supporting your team, looking after and helping them even when the going gets tough. In return, they do the same for you.
Time away to play sport and take part in adventurous training – extra to that of your leave allowance.
Non-contributory pension, heavily subsidised accommodation; food and drinks, free medical and dental care.
A whole range of qualifications and accreditations.
38 days holiday allowance a year.
Starting salary of £25k, £31k after RMAS and £40k after 3 years.
THERE'S NO OTHER HR CAREER LIKE IT
“The job gives great variety and the opportunity to serve with any Unit in the British Army. I\'m currently serving with an Armoured Infantry Battalion and the lifestyle is fantastic. The work is interesting and challenging with plenty of opportunity for sport and adventure training. I have developed my leadership skills commanding soldiers on operations in Afghanistan where my professional competence developed tenfold.”