The Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms – Appointment of Axe Keeper

The Palace is advertising for a successor to the current Axe Keeper to the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, who has responsibility for the day-to-day administration of its 28 members, the preparation and execution of all related matters, and the custody and care of associated uniforms and accoutrements. The primary location for the appointment is St. James’s Palace.

The vacancy for the appointment is now live on the Buckingham Palace website.

For ease and further reference, the Job Description is below.

The expiry date for applications is 12 Nov 23 at 2355hrs.


WCS Group – Air, water treatment and hygiene services

WCS prides itself in delivering the best Water Treatment, Water Hygiene, Air Quality and Asbestos testing solutions across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

WCS Group is the UK’s leading water treatment, air hygiene, and asbestos specialist.

They work on the best water treatment, hygiene and asbestos jobs because we employ the best people.

Their diverse and talented team brings customers peace of mind, ensuring our commitment to compliance, sustainability, quality and excellence.

WCS Group has achieved Silver Award status with the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

As an employer, they seek to encourage new employment paths, and opportunities within our organisation for serving personnel, veterans and military family members.

They also offer an additional 5 days paid leave per year to support Reservist Training and Exercises, and 5 days paid leave for Adult Cadet Force Volunteers.

WCS Group’s current openings

CR3 SME Role

This is a great opportunity for a Gunnery SI or SNCO / WO with ATDU experience to deliver the CR3 and Boxer Training Solution. Former SO2s or SO3s with Armd and Tech experience would also be attractive.

Please note I am not recruiting, just sharing the opportunity.

However, I did work on the successful bid and know the team and the Training Solution. I would be happy to provide more information to credible applicants via HHQ.

Alternatively, send an Initial response to

Lt Col (Retd) Matt Cocup
(Contact via HHQ)

Job Specification


Trials Engineers: 12-month contracts, Telford

Trials Engineers x5 needed to join the trials team supporting the planning, test and qualification of this new Challenger III Battle Tank for the UK MOD. You will play a key role in planning, conducting, and ensuring the safe completion of vehicle integration, safety, reliability and system proving trials. The work will include preparing documents such as detailed trial specifications, risk assessments and trial reports, and specifying and operating appropriate instrumentation. The role is based on Telford, although significant amounts of travel to various locations around the UK and abroad will be necessary, including both civilian and military test sites.

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