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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.

Current vacancies

Senior Supporter Acquisition Executive

Community Fundraiser

Supporter Care Executive

Welfare Services Team

Housing Advocacy Paralegal


Senior Supporter Acquisition Executive

Location: London
Term: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Circa £35,000 per year plus benefits

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 supporter recruitment campaigns as standalone activity or to support other non-digital fundraising activity 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 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 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 Thursday 7 April at 5pm. Please note that interviews will be held on 12 and 13 April 2022. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.


Community Fundraiser

Location: Community Based - Greater London
Term: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Circa £31,000 per year plus benefits, including company car

We are looking for a new Community Fundraising who is a brilliant communicator - someone always one step ahead. You are independent - able to and empowered to work instinctively. You are perceptive - sensing what the next step should be. You are versatile and will have the ability to translate our story into rich content and compelling scenarios inspiring people to work with us. Above all, you naturally build rapport to quickly establish relationships and develop innovative partnerships.

You will equally be as comfortable supporting members of the RAF family who want to fundraise, as you are presenting to a room full of students, a company or potential volunteers.

No one day will be the same and this is one of the most important roles in the charity as you are the local face and voice of the Fund on the ground.

You know who the key influencers in your community are and you will ensure they understand what we do so they will want to be associated with the charity. 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.

If you have a fundraising/marketing or sales background and you also have initiative, flair and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund please do apply for this great role. There will be travel within your region therefore a full clean driving licence is a must. Knowledge of the RAF or the military or of military charities would be useful. Full driving licence is essential.

The role is primarily community based in either Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Greater London. The role requires travel around a strategically chosen geographical area and overnight stays away from home as well as working evenings and weekends at events when required. Any successful candidate for this role will need to be DBS checked.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Michelle Jeffcott, UK Community Fundraising Manager on 07720 955097.

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. Previous applicants will not need to submit a further application.


Supporter Care Executive 

Location: London 
Term: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised individual who is interested in a career in fundraising. The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, speaking to supporters on the phone or writing to them, meeting deadlines and juggling a varied workload. An articulate communicator with excellent IT skills, you must be able to demonstrate a willingness to meet supporters’ expectations and enjoy working on a variety of projects. 

The role will be based at our London Headquarters, currently with hybrid working between the office and home. 

See the job profile for this role. 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 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 midday on Thursday 12 May 2022 The dates for interviews are 18 and 19 May via a video conferencing platform.

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


Welfare Services Team

Location: London 
Term: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Circa £31,000 plus competitive benefits

We are seeking an individual with a compassionate and flexible approach to welfare delivery, who is highly organised, analytical and an articulate communicator. You will provide advice and information via the RAF Benevolent Fund helpline, email, and web chat. This includes advising the RAF family on the financial and support services that The RAF Benevolent Fund provides and how to access this support. In addition, you will provide information on statutory and charitable support that might be available.

You will also provide ongoing support to members of the RAF family during the application phase by liaising with our internal caseworkers, caseworking partners and other agencies. In order to ensure that the RAF family receives the welfare assistance that they need.

The successful candidate will be pro-active and will have experience of taking helpline calls and providing advice and information. They will be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to people of all ages, especially older beneficiaries, in a compassionate manner. This will also be backed up by a strong administrative and database use along with good Microsoft Office and keyboard skills suited to working in a paperless office.

See the job profile for this role. The role will be based at our London Headquarters, currently with hybrid working between three days in the office and two days at home. Any successful candidate for this role will need to be DBS checked.

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 via email, HRservices@rafbf.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 03 June 2022. Please note interviews will take place: Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June 2022. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.


Care & Housing Advocacy Paralegal 

Location: London 
Term: Full Time,18-month fixed term contract
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

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 support through advocacy. This covers two areas. First by ensuring our beneficiaries receive all statutory care services through the Local Authority and NHS and advice is given on all aspects of community care law and representation at the CHC Appeals provided. Second by providing advice and support to beneficiaries who have housing issues: homelessness, eviction, disrepair and allocations.
We provide advocacy and advice in the areas of housing law, community care and the CHC funding through negotiating with statutory bodies, drafting written submissions and representing beneficiaries at meetings and appeals, as necessary.

We are seeking a compassionate and highly organised individual with proven experience of oral and written advice as well as strong administration skills to join us in delivering help to the RAF community. Working under the supervision of our Care & Housing Advocacy Manager(CHAM) and alongside another Paralegal, and a team of welfare executives, you will have responsibility for identifying the need for support and representation among those seeking assistance and provide administrative assistance to the CHAM.

The successful candidate will need to have current experience of providing specialist written and oral advice and support relating to care services, Continuing Health Care (CHC)funding, housing law and assisting with appeals processes. An articulate communicator with IT skills suited to working in a paperless environment, you must be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to people of all ages, especially vulnerable beneficiaries, in a manner which is conducive to relieving stress and concerns through giving sound and impartial information, guidance and representation.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Elizabeth John, Care & Housing Advocacy Executive on 020 7307 3432.

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 Martin Botting, HR Business Partner email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will held on an ongoing basis. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. Previous applicants will not need to submit a further application. Please note that the successful candidate will be required to have a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.