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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 Engagement Worker

Digital Engagement Executive

Housing Executive

Business Development Manager

Fundraising Partnerships Assistant


Community Engagement Worker x 4 posts

Location: Home-based in 4 locations – Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk & Suffolk
Salary Circa £30k and competitive benefits

The RAF Benevolent Fund's 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 55,000 individuals.

We are seeking four individuals to raise awareness of our welfare services amongst the RAF Family and wider community. These are home-based positions and will involve engagement with a variety of social welfare agencies, associations and groups to promote the Fund and help identify members of the RAF Family who may benefit from our assistance.

In addition, the post holder will be working to assist members of the RAF Family who have been identified as being lonely or isolated, to assist in overcoming barriers preventing these individuals from becoming more socially engaged in their local community; empowering and supporting these individuals to use existing community-based resources and facilities to enjoy more independent lives.

The successful candidates will have experience of working in a social welfare role supporting individuals, and will have strong people and relationship-building skills, as well as empathy with or understanding of issues affecting the Armed Forces community. The role is home based, with travel around the county and occasional travel to London.

See the job profile for this role. To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, not longer than three sides, detailing which location you are interested in, 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 9am Monday 19th November 2018.

Please note interviews will take place on 26–28 November.

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

Digital Engagement Executive

Salary: Circa £33k plus benefits
Location: London

This exciting new role will be working to the Digital Communications Manager and will be responsible for raising awareness of our welfare services as well as driving the number of beneficiaries we support through the implementation of digital activities across a range of digital channels.

To be successful in securing this role you will need to have:

  • Proven experience in digital marketing and user engagement
  • Proven experience of delivering digital campaigns
  • Strong copywriting skills and expertise in content production
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Passion and enthusiasm for digital and the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund

See the job profile for this role. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your career history, credentials and why you believe you are suitable for this role, to Pete Thompson, Human Resources Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or alternatively email to pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 22 October 2018. Interviews, Monday 29 October.

Housing Executive

Salary: £39k plus benefits
Location: London

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF's leading welfare charity and facilitates the provision of help and support for ex-RAF personnel and their eligible dependants who are in need of assistance. Part of that help is providing help to maintain the homes of our beneficiaries through grants and loans for essential repairs and adaptations. Additionally, the Fund provides bespoke housing to support those exiting the RAF with significant disabilities through our Housing Trust.

We are seeking a compassionate and highly organised individual to join the Housing team which delivers housing solutions as part of our overall support for the RAF family. Working within a team of welfare executives, you will have responsibility for identifying the needs of beneficiaries, delivering appropriate assistance within delegated spending authority and presenting higher value applications to the Grants Committees of the Fund.

In addition to an ability to handle welfare casework, the Housing Executive is involved in the administration of the Fund's loans and the management of a portfolio of Housing Trust properties, which requires working with beneficiaries, solicitors, surveyors, and occupational therapists to ensure that our loans and properties are well maintained.

See the job profile for this role. To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role and providing examples of 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.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Al Bennett, Head of Housing & Assurance, on 020 7307 3355.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 28 September 2018. Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place on Monday 22 October 2018.

Business Development Manager

Location: Central London
Salary: c. £42,000 plus benefits

We will be launching a centenary campaign in 2019 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 new business opportunities. Working across the fundraising partnerships team you will use your significant new business experience, gained in the corporate or third sector, to identify and win new strategic relationships for us.

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

  • Identifying and researching prospects in line with key areas of the partnership plan to develop and manage robust pipelines with high likelihood opportunities
  • Developing creative written proposals, presentations and verbal pitches
  • Building effective, collaborative relationships with stakeholders to deliver results
  • Working with and to a wide range of financial and non-financial KPIs

The role will manage the fundraising partnerships assistant and work to support new business development across trusts, corporates, events and major donors.

See the job profile for this role. To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund at pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk (020 7307 3431). Due to the high number of applications expected, only those longlisted will be notified.

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.

Closing date for applications is 9am 10th September. Interviews, Wednesday 19 / Thursday 20 September.

Fundraising Partnerships Assistant

Location: Central London
Salary: c. £23,000 plus benefits

We will be launching a centenary campaign in 2019 and have ambitious plans to grow fundraising income over the next three years and we need an assistant with initiative and enthusiasm to support a busy fundraising team. working across corporates, trusts, major donors and events.

This is a varied role, requiring someone with excellent communication and computer skills and who can demonstrate great attention to detail as you will be supporting some of the charities most significant/largest partners and relationships.

The successful applicant will be a confident and highly organised individual who has a flexible approach and the ability to manage multiple tasks across different work streams. Proven experience will be needed in:

  • Working in a busy office environment, handling correspondence, maintaining and updating information on databases and spreadsheets and supporting the delivery of projects
  • Planning, research and sourcing materials for events and projects
  • Helping to create proposals and presentations in PowerPoint and Word
  • Communicating with individuals at various levels of seniority
  • Organising travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Working to deadlines, balancing competing priorities and taking responsibility for personal work tasks and seeing them through to completion

The role is based in our central London office but works closely with other departments and with the serving RAF. The role will involve some out of hours evening and weekend work.

See the job profile for this role. To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund at pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk (020 7307 3431). Due to the high number of applications expected, only those longlisted will be notified.

Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 10 September 2018. Interviews, Thursday 13 September.

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