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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 Housing and Assurance

Direct Marketing Manager (Maternity cover)

RAF Projects Manager

Financial Assistant

Financial Accountant

Prospect Research and Fundraising Volunteer


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.

RAF Projects Manager

Salary: Circa £43,000 - £45,000 plus benefits

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 53,000 individuals.

We are seeking an individual who is experienced in managing projects and people, with knowledge and experience of the serving RAF community. Working for the Head of Strategy & Programmes, the post holder will be responsible for managing and implementing a range of welfare projects and initiatives within the RAF, including a network of staff and initiatives to enhance social engagement and mental wellbeing on stations.

The successful candidate will have recent experience working within or with the RAF, with knowledge of community and social issues, as well as strong people management and IT skills. The role requires regular travel across the UK to RAF Stations, with an office base in London.

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 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 9am on Monday 18 November 2019.

Please note interviews will take place on Monday 25 November 2019. Due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.

Financial Assistant

Salary: Competitive
Location: London

We are looking for a capable and highly motivated person to join our Finance team. The primary purpose of the role is to assist with providing a transaction processing service for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

The right person will have good IT and numeracy skills, be able to pay attention to detail and have a strong work ethic. Being a good team player and having excellent communication skills is important. If successful you will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for the work of the team and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Penny Cassell via HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

See the job 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 to Pete Thompson, Head of HR, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR, or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 7 September 2019.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 14 October 2019.

Financial Accountant

Salary: Competitive
Location: London

Salary: Competitive
Location: London

We are looking for a capable and highly motivated person to join our Finance team. The primary purpose of the role is to prepare and assist with the production of the statutory accounts for the RAF Benevolent Fund and its subsidiary organisations. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for the Fund's treasury and investment activities.

The right person will have a recognised professional accountancy qualification or be qualified by experience. They will have good attention to detail, the ability to prioritise and have a strong work ethic. Being a good team player and having excellent communication skills is also important. If successful you will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for the work of the team and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

See the role profile for this position. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Penny Cassell via HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

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, London W1B 1AR, or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 7 October 2019.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 14 October 2019.

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

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. You will be supported by your line manager to ensure that you receive the appropriate training and induction for you to fulfil the 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 7th October 2019 and interviews will take place the week of 14 October 2019.

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

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