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Office for Veterans' Affairs: Pay

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the salary is of the Director of the Office of Veterans' Affairs.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the criteria were for the appointment of the Director of the Office of Veterans' Affairs.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the appointment of a Director of Veterans Affairs was an open competition.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which official or officials in Government confirmed the appointment of David Richmond CBE to the role of Director of the Office of Veterans' Affairs.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden Paymaster General (HM Treasury), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The appointment of the Director of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs was made in line with Civil Service recruitment practices.

The remuneration for the role has been set in line with the salary scale applicable for Senior Civil Service payband two.

The criteria for the role included: strong leadership skills; an ability to inspire confidence and work effectively with the charity sector, Ministers and senior officials; and, knowledge of veterans’ affairs and of relevant stakeholders.

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