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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.

Special Events Manager
Chief of Staff/Director of Governance
Supporter Care Executive
Manager, RAF Subscriptions
Legacy and In Memoriam Fundraiser


Special Events Manager

Salary: Circa £35,000 plus benefits
Location: London

We are seeking an exceptional Special Events Manager. The successful applicant will need drive and enthusiasm to manage and organise a large portfolio of high quality special events that support our cultivation and stewardship programme and deliver significant income. These include gala dinners, sporting events and bespoke challenges as well as a number of exclusive opportunities including air shows and RAF ceremonial events.

This is an exciting time to join the RAF Benevolent Fund. Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, and we celebrate our centenary in 2019. As the RAF's leading welfare charity, we support serving personnel and their families and veterans. To ensure that we are here for the next 100 years we need to develop our income streams and this role will form an important part of our success.

To be successful in this demanding role you'll need:

  • Demonstrable experience of designing, delivering and evaluating a programme of high-value special events.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at once through the use of detailed plans and processes.
  • The desire, ideas and attention to detail to create an exceptional supporter experience whilst meeting income and expenditure targets.

You will be confident and unflappable, with excellent communications skills. You will be comfortable liaising with corporate supporters, major donors, trustees or senior RAF as well as managing suppliers and venues and working with internal colleagues. The role requires travel to events outside London as well as occasional overnight stays and weekends.

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 to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, at pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Chief of Staff/Director of Governance

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: London

We are currently recruiting for a Chief of Staff/Director of Governance with overall responsibility for providing direct staff support to the Controller. This includes acting as Company Secretary to the Fund, preparing the Fund's Business Plan and providing support services such as Human Resources, IT and Facilities and full compliance matters.

We are looking for a Senior Management Team member with experience of developing and delivering policy and planning initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a senior RAF Officer (up to Group Captain) with recent RAF service (within last five years), and have proven ability in providing specialist advice at senior management level.

You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and show initiative, flair and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund. You will need to have a hands on approach to getting things done, be a strong motivator and a positive, engaged leader of others.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact David Murray, Controller of The RAF Benevolent Fund on 020 7307 3301.

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 Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, at pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 March 2017.

Supporter Care Executive

Salary: Circa £25,000 salary plus benefits
Term: Two-year contract

This is an exciting position in one of our dynamic fundraising teams based in our London office and involves working alongside the fundraisers in the Relationship Marketing team. The successful candidate will play an important role in supporting a number of the fundraising team and has responsibility for supporter care and Gift Aid.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised individual who is interested in a career in fundraising. The successful candidate will need to enjoy working as part of a team, be able to manage their time effectively, meet deadlines and prioritise 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.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Louise Gibson, Head of Relationship Marketing 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 Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, at pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27 February 2017 at midday. Please note interviews will take place on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

Manager, RAF Subscriptions

Salary: Circa £40,000 plus benefits
Term: Permanent, full time
Location: The role has been based at RAF Brize Norton but can be located at another suitable site

This is an important role within the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund; responsible for the recruitment to and management of the RAF Dependants Fund, RAF Dependants (Income) Trust and Service Days Pay Giving which currently raises an income of circa £1.6million annually to support our work with serving personnel, veterans and their dependants.

We seek a dynamic, confident individual who is very familiar with the Royal Air Force. You will enjoy using your own initiative and will be comfortable with administering the records associated with membership of RAF Dependants Fund Dependants (Income) Trust and subscribers to Service Days Pay Giving. The role requires regular presentations to the serving RAF and as such you will thrive on delivering informative and inspirational briefs to our audiences.

This is a rewarding and varied role which requires regular travel to key Stations, including RAF Halton and RAF Cranwell. You will enjoy a great deal of autonomy, be comfortable with the need to maintain accurate records and have the capacity to deal with sensitive information professionally.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Stuart Turnbull, who is our current Manager for RAF subscriptions, on 01993 896608.

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 Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, at pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 28 February 2017. Only candidates considered suitable for interview will be informed.

Legacy and In Memoriam Fundraiser

Salary: Circa £35,000
Term: Maternity Cover

This exciting role is in the dynamic fundraising team based in London, and will make a significant contribution to the RAF Benevolent Fund's annual income. In 2019 we raised £9 million from gifts in wills. You will be responsible for promoting legacy and in memoriam giving and will have scope to update the legacy strategy, develop new materials and a communication programme for our 700 pledgers. You will have opportunities to work with other fundraising colleagues in 67 Portland Place or in the regions.

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.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Louise Gibson, Head of Relationship Marketing 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 Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, at pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2017. The date for interviews is 15 March 2017. Please note only candidates considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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