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The RAF Benevolent Fund offers many opportunities to work, develop and thrive in a number of various specialisations with an overall aim to make the lives of both serving and former members of the RAF all the better in their time of need.

Welfare Research Executive

Salary: Circa £39k salary plus benefits
Location: Central London with some UK-wide travel

The Welfare Directorate at the RAF Benevolent Fund is responsible for understanding and meeting the social welfare needs of those in the RAF Family, from those currently serving in the RAF and their families through to veterans of all ages. This is achieved through the delivery of a wide range of services, initiatives and programmes which last year helped over 55,000 individuals.

We are seeking an individual who is experienced in research, focused and highly organised to undertake research projects and analysis, providing an evidence base to enable informed decisions to be made about future support. Working for the Head of Welfare Programmes & Development, the post holder will be responsible for identifying and managing research projects, and the analysis of internal data, as well as ensuring the organisation is aware of the latest developments in external research and policies concerning the RAF Family. The successful candidate will have recent experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods, excellent analytical and written skills, and strong IT skills.

See the job profile for this role. For To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, not longer than three sides, detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role and how you meet the person specification to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is midday Monday 23 July 2018. Please note final interviews will take place on Monday 6 August 2018.

Head of Respite and Care

Salary: circa £51,500 plus benefits
Location: Central London with some UK-wide travel

This is a really exciting opportunity to join the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity and anyone who cares about delivering person-centred, holistic and effective support and has the right skill sets, should strongly consider applying.

The Fund's vision is that no member of the RAF Family will ever face adversity alone. This applies right across the Spectrum of Care, from young to old, seeking to meet their needs as best we can.

The RAF Family (c1.4 million people) supports those who are currently serving through to retired veterans and their partners/widows/widowers, the latter group comprising c75% of the whole Family. Enabling this work is a key feature of the role.

The Fund celebrates its centenary in 2019 and the Board is determined to support as many as possible within the RAF Family, recognising that many are facing age related challenges. Working alongside other Welfare HoDs the occupant of this new post will drive forward our ambitious plans to have a UK-wide respite service for those who need such support, delivering different solutions for serving personnel and veterans.

In addition, the incumbent will lead the day to day management of all respite and care related cases; they will also manage two significant contracts and our advocacy service. This position plays a key role in the Welfare Management Team and across the Fund.

The role is full-time i.e. 36¼ hours per week with an annual holiday entitlement of 26 days excluding Public Holidays. The Fund is a modern employer where consistent with our mission.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Paul Hughesdon, Director Welfare and Policy at the RAF Benevolent Fund on 020 7307 3345. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to review the Fund's website and published research – Meeting the Needs of the RAF Family and most recent review.

To apply, please send your CV (three pages max) together with a covering letter (two pages max) detailing why you believe you are the most suitable person for this role and how you meet the person specification to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 17 July 2018. Due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified: psychometric testing for these candidates will take place on Wednesday 25 July, when you will also be able to meet the team; final interviews will be held on Thursday 2 August 2018, both at the Fund's offices.

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