HR and Finance (SPS) Officer
graduate job
Expires17 days

HR and Finance (SPS) Officer

Job description

Initially, and for the first two years, to command and lead up to 18 SPS specialist soldiers in the delivery of personnel administration. To be the focal point in the unit for all personnel, finance and security matters. To organise and lead on sporting, adventurous training and educational opportunities for staff, and to prepare the Unit for operational deployment.

On subsequent assignment to either a different unit or a soldier training establishment to teach new joiners to become soldiers or to recruiting and engagement roles.

A short service commission allows service for up to 12 years with the opportunity to convert this to longer service periods. True job security.


All SPS officer candidates will have to pass the 44 week Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and then attend an 11 week professional development course at Winchester. New SPS officers are attached to British Army units which may be deployed worldwide.


In addition to a competitive salary and pension scheme, the Army offers unrivalled opportunities for travel, sport, and a busy and fulfilling social life. Army officers live at or very close to their posted locations. Officers who choose short service commissions find the skills and training acquired during their service invaluable in their subsequent careers at senior management levels elsewhere.

What we are looking for

We want dynamic, confident and outgoing individuals who will enjoy having a team to lead, manage and develop professionally. The Army needs officers who relish keeping active and enjoy sporting and adventurous activities. We want people who are able to quickly build a rapport with their colleagues in all departments and at all levels.


If you have taken GCSEs: 35 ALIS points from seven subjects and at least grade C/4 in English Language, maths and either science or a foreign language.

72 UCAS points: These points must come from a maximum of two subjects with a minimum of two subjects being at a national level three, not including AS Levels or general studies.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

To be an SPS officer you must first apply to become an officer in the British Army. You then have the opportunity to select your preferred branch of the Army, whilst you are at Sandhurst. If you are interested in an exciting career in the 'AGC(SPS)' – please indicate (tick) upon application - our SPS Recruitment Officer will then be able to contact you

If you would like more information and someone to chat to before you apply please contact our SPS Recruitment Officer.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 13/05/2019

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


Additional job details

Number of vacancies22 per annum
LocationUK wide · Europe · Ireland · Worldwide


BSc (Hons) HR management, fully funded CIMA, CIPD accreditation

Working hoursFull-time
  • Times Top 100 Graduate Employer
  • The Guardian UK 300

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