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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.

Social Engagement Worker(x4 posts)

Welfare Benefits Executive

Legacy Marketing Manager


Social Engagement Worker(x4 posts)

Salary: Circa £30,000 plus benefits
Location: RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Leeming, RAF Honington, RAF Odiham
Contract: Full time, 24-month fixed-term contract

The Welfare Directorate is responsible for understanding and meeting the social welfare needs of those in the RAF Family, from those currently serving 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 to appoint four individuals to work within Community Support teams on designated RAF stations to promote social engagement in their RAF community. The role will involve raising awareness of the range of agencies, associations, programmes and groups available, assisting individuals to overcome barriers to participation and to provide targeted support to individuals experiencing isolation. In addition, post holders will work to promote the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and help identify members of the RAF Family who may benefit from our assistance.

Successful candidates will have a good understanding of the RAF and the RAF family together with experience of working in a community based or social welfare role providing support to groups and individuals. They will be required to demonstrate strong people and relationship-building skills, as well as evidence of working as part of a diverse team. The role will be based at the designated RAF station, with some local travel and occasional training and meetings in London.

See the job profile for this position. To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, not longer than three sides, detailing which location you are interested in to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

Please outline clearly why you believe you are suitable for this role and how you meet the person specification. The closing date for applications is 9am Wednesday 22 May 2019.

Please note interviews will take place on the following dates:

  • RAF Odiham (TBC)
  • RAF Leeming (17 June 2019)
  • RAF Lossiemouth (20 June 2019)
  • RAF Honington (24 June 2019)

Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a DBS certificate.

Welfare Benefits Executive

Salary: Circa £39,000 plus benefits (two-year fixed-term post)
Location: London

The Welfare Directorate 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.

The Individual Grants Team facilitates the provision of help and support for serving and veteran RAF personnel and their eligible dependants who are in need of assistance as a result of issues such as financial hardship, disability or sickness.

We are seeking a compassionate and highly organised individual to work within the Welfare Benefits Team. You will have specific responsibility for identifying benefit entitlements and providing detailed and accurate advice, information and support to serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.

The successful candidate will need to have current significant experience of delivering specialist welfare benefits advice and assistance to individuals. An articulate communicator with excellent IT skills suited to working in a paperless environment, you must be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to people of all ages, especially older beneficiaries, in a manner which is conducive to relieving stresses and concerns by giving sound and impartial information, guidance and assistance.

See the job profile for this position. For further information about the role please email laura.austin-pugh@rafbf.org.uk.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter 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 HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 May 2019. Please note final interviews will take place on Thursday 30 May 2019.

Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.

Legacy Marketing Manager

Salary: Circa £35,000 (maternity cover) plus benefits
Location: London

The RAF Benevolent Fund receives some 60 per cent of its income each year from gifts in wills. We have ambition to grow this income stream and as a result of our exciting new fundraising strategy we launched a hugely successful recruitment campaign to reach a new audience earlier this year. You will be responsible for rolling out this campaign on digital and TV channels in the autumn as well as the stewardship programme for those that respond and events for promoting gifts in wills. You will also promote in memoriam and tribute giving. This role is part of the dynamic individual giving team based in London and you will have opportunity to work alongside the Direct Marketing Manager, Digital Fundraising Executive and Community Fundraising team in our centenary year.

You will have proven experience of legacy marketing and promoting in memoriam giving would be an advantage. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and show initiative, flair and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF's leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to all members of the RAF Family.

See the job profile for this position. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Louise Gibson, Head of Individual Giving on 020 7307 3349.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role to Pete Thompson, HR Team, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR, or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

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