Hefyn Jones CMgr MCMI
Senior Prizes and Awards Event Manager and Member of the Advisory Board
Treasure Earth C.I.C. is a Community Interest Company and pacifist social enterprise managing Paradigm Prizes driving change and innovation. What distinguishes our Prizes and the Treasure Earth Challenge as unique is our two-fold community purpose: how to peacefully and more profitably resolve global conflict and global warming by championing CSR and humanitarian care and with a special focus on youth. Treasure Earth prizes are universal, apolitical and impartial and part of the Treasure Earth Challenge creating safe and welcoming spaces inviting all to cooperatively engage, especially those who are diametrically opposed.
Practising what we preach therefore, and converting our principles into actions, Treasure Earth is pleased to announce and to give special welcome to Hefyn Jones, CMgr MCMI, Squadron Leader and Chief of Staff, Senior Operations and HR for the MOD and RAF based in Wales who has joined us as Senior Prizes and Awards Events Manager and Member of the Advisory Board effective 4 October 2019. His role spans the range of our Peace, Humanitarian Care, CSR and Climate Prize Awards with special responsibility for the Peace Prize.
Of course it is not the military that starts conflict and wars, the military intervene under orders to nobly fight for and protect the people and nations to resume stability, security and peace. Hefyn is committed to the future of peace and conflict resolution by way of smart diplomatic negotiations and peaceful means rather than war; he sees the role of the RAF, the Navy and the Army as a necessary and vital deterrent only until such time as a global climate of peace and security prevails or if required to honourably defend Queen and country or other nations against hostile attack.
Joining us on our Treasure Earth challenge he has a particular interest and therefore a special responsibility for our Peace Prize supporting ‘UN negotiated and phased global nuclear, military and multilateral disarmament underpinned by a robust, apolitical, non-combative global monitoring system and a comprehensive globally binding convention to reinvigorate nations’ commitment to the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) and the rule of law.
Hefyn is committed in particular to our Peace Prize Award number 8 awarded as follows: Following global multilateral nuclear, military and comprehensive disarmament, the provision of sponsored options and choices for the welfare of our highly valued military personnel to adjust, retrain and transition to non-military professions and civilian life in the service of peace.
As Chief of Staff for the RAF’s Technical Training School in Wales he is responsible for direct Learning and Development, finance, security, IT, HR, welfare, and the pastoral policy operations of a 500-person RAF Training Unit. Notable achievements include his rapid response to a natural disaster that had ruined 350K residents’ local water supply and had left 48K people without power, until he intervened to lead the RAF response team to deliver aid to the local population for which he was awarded the ‘Local Hero’ commendation by the Prime Minister.
Other notable achievements include the delivery on schedule and under budget of a major PR success to over 100K civilians with the production of the South Wales RAF100 celebration programme presented at 42 events within 6 months and including South Wales largest military parade of 480 personnel.
As Senior HR Business Partner at Headquarters Air Command, High Wycombe, he actively advised senior management on the administration of eight sites’ 10,000 personnel’s HR, grievances, equality and diversity. His key accomplishment was the creation of the RAF D&I (Diversity & Inclusion) and the grievance management and handling guidance policy and procedure.
Prior to this, as Senior HR Manager, MOD in Wales he managed HR and the welfare of the staff and student population of 500 with 40 direct reports. Among his key accomplishments he was highly commended for his work as the unit’s primary Diversity and Inclusion instructor and for the exemplary support given to military families tragically suffering injury, loss and bereavement.
Hefyn holds the following qualifications:
Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management, 2016 from the Chartered Management Institute
Prince 2 Practitioner, 2015 from APMG
APMP Practitioner, 2019 from APMG
Training & Professional Memberships
Senior Manager of Quality Course (2015) |
Military Leadership & Management Training Course (2014)
Civilian Line Management Training| Equality and Diversity Adviser
Chartered Member of CMI | CIPD Chartered Membership (in process)
Honours & Community Involvement:
Hefyn received the Deputy Commander (Capability) Commendation in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for work in liaison with the Welsh Government and in support of wider RAF initiatives in the South Wales area.
Hefyn has now received Seven Commendations in the Military Division of the New Year’s and Birthday Honours List during his career”.
Volunteer management consultant with the Cranfield Trust in Wales.
The valued skills set that Hefyn brings to Treasure Earth complements the existing team perfectly and will contribute significantly to the success of our Prizes and Awards and the Treasure Earth challenge addressing major global challenges of the 21st century in areas of peace, climate, CSR and humanitarian care and with a special focus on youth.