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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, RAF Odiham

Partnerships Development Account Manager

Finance Business Partner

Wellbeing Services Executive (Partnerships Manager) - Maternity Cover

Legacy Marketing Manager


Social Engagement Worker, RAF Odiham

Salary: Circa £30,000 plus benefits

Our 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 a member of staff to work within the Community Support team at RAF Odiham to promote social engagement in the RAF community. A particular focus of this post will be on working with those in Single Living Accommodation and personnel and partners living in outlying area. 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.

The successful candidate 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 RAF Odiham, with frequent 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 and detailing clearly 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. Please The closing date for applications is 9am Friday 2 August 2019.

Please note interviews will take place on 15 August 2019. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. Previous applicants need not apply.

Partnerships Development Account Manager

Salary: Circa £34,000 plus benefits
Location: London

We have launched a new Centenary Campaign this year and have ambitious plans to grow fundraising income over the next three years and we need someone with the proven skills and experience to secure and support new business opportunities. Working across the fundraising partnerships team you will use your business development and relationship management experience, gained in the corporate or third sector, to support the Business Development Manager to help identify and win new strategic relationships for us.

The successful applicant will be a confident and adaptable communicator who can develop opportunities into profitable relationships. Proven experience will be needed in:

  • Identifying and researching prospects in line with key areas of the partnership business plan
  • Progressing prospects through proactive engagement and communications to win new business
  • Developing creative written proposals, presentations and verbal pitches
  • Updating and maintaining CRM database with accurate prospect and supporter information
  • Working with and to a wide range of financial and non-financial KPI's

The role will support new business development and relationships across trusts, corporates, events and major donors.

The role is based in our central London office but works extensively with our Regional Directors, partnerships managers, communications teams and with the serving RAF. The role will involve some out of hours evening and weekend work.

See the job profile for this position. To apply, please pitch your skills and experience to Pete Thompson, our HR Manager at HRservices@rafbf.org.uk. Tell us how you believe you can excel in this role in a cover letter and attach your CV.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 July 2019. Interviews will take place the week commencing 22 July 2019.

Finance Business Partner

Salary: Circa £53,000 plus benefits
Term: 12 month fixed-term contract
Location: London

The Finance team exists to support an ambitious fast paced organisation in achieving its strategic aims and needs a qualified accountant with strong technical and interpersonal skills to be a Finance Business Partner.

The successful candidate will provide our Welfare directorate and other teams with a high quality business partnering service, by supporting budget holders and decision makers in developing and presenting financial plans, monitoring performance, delivering successful outcomes and reporting those outcomes.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading military charity and contribute proactively, to financial planning and decision-making processes, across directorates that have significant strategic importance and are focused on delivering results to a very high standard.

To be successful in this role you will have proven, relevant business partnering experience in a complex organisation and be able to:

  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the activities of the organisation
  • Apply financial concepts to the activities of the organisation and explain these to a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrate proficiency in accounting systems and Excel
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Contribute to the improvement of business processes
  • Build strong relationships at all levels across directorates.

See the job profile for this position. If you'd like to have an informal chat to discuss the role, please contact Victoria Fakehinde on 020 7580 8343 or email victoria.fakehinde@rafbf.org.uk.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest and suitability to HRservices@rafbf.org.uk. We will be reviewing applications as received but the closing date is Friday 26 July 2019. Interviews will be held in August.

Wellbeing Services Executive (Partnerships Manager) - Maternity Cover

Salary: Circa £40,000 plus benefits
Term: 12 months from end Sept / early Oct 2019
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. 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 compassionate and enthusiastic individual with experience of providing support to people experiencing emotional difficulties, to manage our wellbeing services. Working within a team of welfare staff, you will have specific responsibility for managing our Listening & Counselling Service, taking calls and emails from people experiencing emotional difficulties, working with partner organisations to provide support, and dealing with safeguarding issues.

The successful candidate will need to have recent experience of providing direct support to people experiencing mental health difficulties, bereavement and social isolation, and identifying complex welfare issues, as well as knowledge of statutory and other support that is available. A clear communicator with excellent organisational and IT skills, 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 through giving sound and impartial information, guidance and support.

See the job profile for this position. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sally Austin, the current post holder, on 020 7307 3361 or by emailing sally.austin@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 Wednesday 31 July 2019. Please note interviews will take place on Tuesday 13 August 2019.

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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