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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.

Community Fundraiser – Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England

Welfare Programmes Assistant

Head of Housing and Assurance

Direct Marketing Manager (Maternity cover)

Prospect Research and Fundraising Volunteer


Community Fundraiser – Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England

Salary: Circa £30,000 plus benefits and company car

We need to recruit an exceptional community and challenge events fundraiser with the skills and experience to further develop our fundraising in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England. You will be responsible for raising income through existing networks of supporters, volunteers and building new relationships within the RAF, community groups and local business.

You will be part of a team of six fundraisers reporting to the UK Community Fundraising Manager.

To be successful in this interesting and rewarding role you'll need to have:

  • proven experience of exceeding fundraising targets
  • strong networking skills and the ability to quickly build relationships
  • the ability to influence and motivate people to support us
  • passion and commitment to make a difference

You must have proven community fundraising experience, ideally possessing an Institute of Fundraising Certificate. You will also have initiative, flair and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Knowledge of the RAF or the military or of military charities would be useful.

The role requires travel around a large geographical area and frequent overnight stays away from home as well as working evenings and weekends at events.

If you feel you have the exceptional qualities and enjoy creating new ways to develop and innovate in fundraising, then we would be delighted to hear from you. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Zee Fletcher, UK Community Fundraising Manager on 07850 651656.

 

See the role profile for this position. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you believe you would excel at this role, to Pete Thompson, Head of HR, email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 9 December 2019.

First Round interviews will be held on the Monday 16 December 2019 and second round interviews will be held on Thursday 19 December 2019.

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

Welfare Programmes Assistant

Salary: Circa £30,000 plus benefits (Initially 12-month fixed-term contract)
Location: London

Our 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. This is achieved through the delivery of a wide range of services, initiatives and programmes which last year helped over 50,000 individuals.

We are seeking a highly organised individual with a compassionate and flexible approach to support our wellbeing services. Working to the Welfare Programmes Coordinator, you will provide support to the Strategy & Programmes Department with administration, records management and dealing with enquiries.

The successful candidate will need to have high attention to detail and advanced IT skills, particularly in relation to Microsoft Excel, with the ability to capture and analyse data. A clear communicator, they will be able to deal empathetically with beneficiaries, and indeed be able to relate professionally to people at all levels, working well in a team and demonstrating strong organisational and interpersonal skills.

See the role profile for this position. 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 Elizabeth Haigh, HR Advisor, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 2 December 2019. Please note interviews will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

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

Head of Housing and Assurance

Salary: Competitive Salary (c£54k) plus benefits
Location: London with some UK-wide travel

This is a really exciting opportunity for an experienced leader and proven manager to join the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity and anyone who cares about delivering person-centred, holistic and effective support and is armed the right skill sets, should strongly consider applying. Applications are very welcome from exceptional candidates from the RAF.

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 is currently celebrating its centenary 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 Heads of Department (HoDs), the occupant will drive forward our support for those with housing needs, both inside our unique Housing Trust of more than 210 UK-wide properties, and more generally enabling people to live longer at home. They will also be the lead Welfare HoD for Stakeholder Engagement.

The incumbent should have the skills to strengthen the Directorate's assurance activities, overseeing delivery and compliance, including safeguarding and data protection. They will also play a key role in supporting our Fund Ambassadors and developing our benchmarking capability. 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) and a generous pension contribution and medical cover package.

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 the 2019 Annual Review.

See the role profile for this position.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 Michael Ford, HR Business Partner, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR, ideally via email to HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Thursday 14 November 2019. Initial discussions and psychometric testing will be held on Friday 22 November for shortlisted candidates. Final interviews, where selected, will be held on Tuesday 3 December 2019. An application presumes that candidates are free for these dates.

Direct Marketing Manager (Maternity cover)

Salary: Circa £40,000 plus benefits
Location: London

This is a key position in the RAF Benevolent Fund's friendly and hardworking fundraising team in London. It involves raising significant support from individuals from cash and regular gifts. You will lead on the programme to attract new supporters to the cause and to retain our exiting supporters. We will also give you opportunity to show your fundraising experience and flair in creating new ways to connect with supporters through a variety of channels from direct mail and telephone to TV and digital.

You will have proven success in a busy direct marketing environment, experience of providing excellent supporter care as well as managing a member of staff. You will have strong communication and problem-solving skills and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

See the role profile for this position. For an informal discussion about the role please ontact 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, Head of HR, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, W1B 1AR, email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 28th October 2019 at 5pm. Interviews will be held Friday 1 November 2019.

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

Prospect Research and Fundraising Volunteer

Location: London. Travel and subsistence offered within the London zones
Hours: Min 1- 2 days per week, potential for two volunteers

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the leading RAF welfare charity spending around £20 million each year supporting serving and veteran RAF and their families.

We have launched a new Centenary Campaign this year and have ambitious plans to grow fundraising income over the next three years. Volunteers are vital to help us in our vision and we are looking for support for the High Value partnerships team to secure new business.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain prospect research and fundraising skills in a friendly and professional environment. The main purpose of the role is to provide effective support to the High Value Relationship fundraising by working across the team, helping to research, identifying potential funders and supporting the Researcher to maintain data accuracy and consistency.

Ideally you will have excellent IT skills, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to analyse and summarise data. You may have experience of the charity sector and/or fundraising, but a willingness to pitch in on a variety of tasks and an interest in high value partnerships fundraising are essential.

The role will support new business development and relationships across trusts, corporates, events and major donors. We will be supported by your line manager to ensure that you receive the appropriate training and induction for you to fulfil your role to your full capacity.

See the job profile for this position. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you believe you would excel at this role, to Pete Thompson, Head of HR, email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk. For further information about the role please email Naomi Shirman, Senior Trust & Information Research Fundraiser, naomi.shirman@rafbf.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29 November 2019. Interviews will happen on a rolling basis..

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

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