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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.

Head of Individual Grants

Location: London
Salary: £52,500 plus pension contribution & benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing team at the RAF’s leading welfare charity. As a Head of Department (HoD), you will join colleagues in enabling and delivering high quality support to those in the RAF Family who are in need, and help to shape future policy. In 2018, we will have helped over 55,000 people and are ambitious about reaching more as we approach our Centenary. We provide support in a wide variety of ways, and individual grant giving is a key part of that.

The role is well suited to those who have a strong grounding in individual casework and ideally grant giving; applications are strongly encouraged from Pers Support practitioners from the RAF, whether commissioned or not. We are looking for an individual who has line management experience and who has a passion for our mission. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate their ability to work effectively with HoD level colleagues, individually and through the Welfare Management Board, as well as a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

They will also be versatile and imaginative, be able to think strategically but have a good eye for detail and have a clear focus on delivery; the post also requires a high level of individual work/output. Successful integration with the current team will be vital. The role is based at 67 Portland Place.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion, potential applicants are welcome to discuss the post with the previous post holder Al Bennett on 020 7307 3347 or Paul Hughesdon, Director Welfare & Policy, on 020 7307 3306. The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 17 January 2019.

For those longlisted, suitability assessments and a chance to meet the team will be held on Thursday 24 January 2019, and those shortlisted called back for interview on Friday 1 February 2019.

To apply, please email a covering letter (2 pages max - in which you should clearly explain how you meet the job profile and provide details of your notice period/ availability) and your CV (three pages max), to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund at Due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates longlisted for interview will be notified.

Previous applicants for this role in 2018 need not apply.

Executive Assistant to the Director of Finance

Location: London
Term: 12-month fixed term contract
Salary: Circa £33K plus benefits

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading military charity and use your experience to support a member of the Senior Management Team. The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is seeking a professional and highly credible individual to take on the role of Executive Assistant.

You will possess and demonstrate excellent administration and organisational skills, including the organising of trustee level meetings and taking the minutes. You will have the ability to act with authority and independence.

Planning, organising and being able to prioritise are essential skills in this busy role as you will be responsible for a myriad of tasks in support of a member of the Senior Management Team. You will be expected to work on a wide variety of inward and external facing tasks and have excellent programme and diary management skills. You will need to be IT literate including the full use of MS Office and be able to adapt to in house systems. In addition, you will have excellent inter-personal skills being able to communicate across all levels with sound presentation skills and a flexible approach to your work.

See the role profile. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter clearly summarising your credentials and explaining why you believe you are suitable for this role to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, 67 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AR or by email to

We will look at applications as they are submitted to us but the last date to receive applications will be 14 December 2018.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 17 December 2018 and will include a skills test.

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