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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. We also offer several benefits to employees.

Current vacancies

Corporate New Business Manager

UK Community Fundraising Assistant

Marketing and Communications Manager Maternity Cover

PR Executive

Senior Supporter Acquisition Executive

Senior Legacy Marketing Executive


Corporate New Business Manager

Location: London 
Term: Full Time, permanent
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the leading welfare charity supporting current and former members of the RAF, their partners and families, providing practical, emotional and financial support, whenever they need us.  

We have ambitious fundraising plans to be able to deliver growth and we need someone with the proven skills and experience to develop and maintain new corporate partnerships. You will be working with business partners and using your significant experience, gained in the corporate or third sector, to identify and win new fundraising partnerships for us and develop our existing ones.

The successful applicant will be a proactive, confident and adaptable communicator who can identify opportunities and develop them into profitable partnerships. Proven experience will be needed:

  •  To develop and manage high value corporate partners, ensuring profitable and sustainable relationships with partners and their employees  
  •  Identify opportunities and developing creative proposals and pitches 
  • Build productive, strong and long-lasting partnerships
  • Manage high value projects and delivering against financial targets 

The role is based in our central London office but works extensively with the rest of our Fundraising teams, our Regional Directors, Communications teams and with the serving RAF. You will need to be flexible as there is some evening and weekend events, particularly during the summer.

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, Head of HR, HRservices@rafbf.org.uk

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be on an ad-hoc basis based on applicants. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.


UK Community Fundraising Assistant

Location: UK 
Term: Permanent, Full Time
Salary: Circa £22,500 per annum plus competitive benefits

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the leading welfare charity supporting current and former members of the RAF, their partners and families, providing practical, emotional and financial support, whenever they need us.  

We are looking for a Community Fundraising Assistant who will be an integral part of the UK community fundraising team. You will have exceptional administration skills and be responsible for processing standard activities such as updating CRM records, monitoring sponsorship pages, and covering administrative tasks for the UK Community Fundraising Team. The Community Fundraising Assistant is the first point of contact for supporters and volunteers, providing a stewardship journey for supporters with low fundraising targets and acting as a point of contact for all enquiries and thanking. You will also be required to provide support at various events throughout the year. 

To be successful in this interesting and rewarding role you’ll need to have proven experience of planning and organising, working with people and delivering results and meeting customer expectations. You will be passion about and committed to making a difference and accepting and tackling goals with enthusiasm.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Michelle Jeffcott, UK Community Fundraising Manager.

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, Head of HR, via email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk

Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.


Marketing and Communications Manager Maternity Cover

Location: London
Term: 12 Month Maternity Cover Contract, Full Time 
Salary: Circa £45,000 per year plus benefits

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the leading welfare charity supporting current and former members of the RAF, their partners, and families, providing practical, emotional and financial support, whenever they need us.  

As the Marketing and Communications Manager, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of marketing and communications campaigns across the charity, driving up-take of the charities services and supporting the wider business plan.
This role and team are responsible for all content, excluding PR but including traditional and digital media and sponsored partnerships.

You will work collaboratively with the wider team to ensure all marketing activity is on brand and meets high creative standards; manage the development and implementation of bought media plans across a wide range of channels and liaise with partners and suppliers to deliver marketing activity.

You will be working across multiple comms channels including social and digital to support the delivery of the Communications Strategy and the wider organisation’s Business Plan.

The is role line manages the Marketing Executive, Digital Communications Executive, and Communications Executive (Partnerships). The role will be office based at our London HQ, we are currently adopting a hybrid working environment, with the minimum expectation of three days working at HQ, two days working from home. 

Please see the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emily Hopkins on Emily.Hopkins@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 providing examples of how you meet the person specification to, Pete Thompson, Head of HR, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, W1B 1AR, email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. Any successful candidate for this role will need to be DBS checked.


PR Executive

Location: London
Term: Permanent, Full Time 
Salary: Circa £30,000 per year plus benefits

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the leading welfare charity supporting current and former members of the RAF, their partners, and families, providing practical, emotional and financial support, whenever they need us.

This is an exciting and genuinely unique opportunity for an individual with experience in PR to work in a small but dynamic Communications team. As our PR Executive, you will be responsible for writing and selling in press releases to the media, creating engaging content for multiple channels and liaising with stakeholders.

In order to be successful, you will have:

  • Experience in answering daily media and PR enquiries and drafting content
  • Proven track record of generating regional and national press coverage
  • Strong knowledge of social media channels and how they can be activated
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders within a multi-platform PR campaign
  • Experience of measuring, evaluating and analysing relevant metrics for PR and media channels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, whether it’s over the phone, by email or in person, you need to be approachable, friendly and empathetic.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Anna Ramsey, PR Manager.

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, Head of HR, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, W1B 1AR, email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 05 August 2022 at 5.00pm. Please note that interviews will be held as we receive applications. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. 


Senior Supporter Acquisition Executive

Location: London
Term: Permanent, Full Time
Salary: Circa £37,000 plus competitive benefits

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the leading welfare charity supporting current and former members of the RAF, their partners and families, providing practical, emotional and financial support, whenever they need us.  

This is a new and vital role in the dynamic fundraising team based in London. It has been created to support the new fundraising strategy object to double the number of supporters the Fund has. The postholder will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the Fund’s long-term income.  

You will work as part of the Individual Giving team and maximise fundraising income and supporter relationships generated through both offline and digital activity. The postholder will take the lead on scoping, proposing and implementing multi-channel supporter recruitment campaigns with the right message to the right people at the right time.    

You will have proven experience in managing supporter recruitment campaigns across a broad number of channels as well as setting and managing budgets and meeting KPIs. With experience of fundraising databases, creating supporter journeys and briefing and working with external agencies.

You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and show initiative, flair and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Zara Lewis on 020 7307 3348.

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 Wednesday 17th August at 5.00pm. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. 
 


Senior Legacy Marketing Executive

Location: Edinburgh or London
Term: Permanent, Full Time
Salary: Circa £36,000.00 per year plus competitive benefits 

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity supporting current and former members of the RAF, their partners, and families, providing practical, emotional and financial support, whenever they need us.  

We have a vacancy for this exciting new post of Senior Legacy Marketing Executive to join our expanding team. We are developing a brand new legacy proposition and suite of materials in Autumn 2022 to be reviewed and rolled out into 2023. The role will work closely with the Legacy Marketing Manager to implement our new multi-channel legacy recruitment campaigns and will involve testing of existing and new marketing channels. 

You will be an excellent communicator, good at organising and planning, and able to show initiative in managing aspects of the legacy recruitment programme.

The role is office based in either the Edinburgh or London office with hybrid working available, with the minimum expectation of three days working at HQ, two days working from home.

See the job profile for this role. To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, not longer than three sides, detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role and how you meet the person specification to Martin Botting, HR Business Partner via email to HRservices@rafbf.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 25 August 2022 at Midday. Please note interviews will take place via Video Conferencing Platform on 1 September. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.