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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 Fundraiser – Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England

Prospect Research and Fundraising Volunteer


Community Fundraiser – Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England

Term: Permanent, full-time role
Salary: Circa £30,000 plus benefits and company car

We need to recruit an exceptional community and challenge events fundraiser with the skills and experience to further develop our fundraising in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England. 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.

You will be part of a team of six fundraisers reporting to the UK Community Fundraising Manager.

To be successful in this interesting and rewarding role you’ll need to have:

  • proven experience of exceeding fundraising targets
  • strong networking skills and the ability to quickly build relationships
  • the ability to influence and motivate people to support us
  • passion and commitment to make a difference

You must have proven community fundraising experience, ideally possessing an Institute of Fundraising Certificate. You will also have initiative, flair and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund.  Knowledge of the RAF or the military or of military charities would be useful.

The role requires travel around a large geographical area and frequent overnight stays away from home as well as working evenings and weekends at events. If you feel you have the exceptional qualities and enjoy creating new ways to develop and innovate in fundraising, then we would be delighted to hear from you. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Zee Fletcher, UK Community Fundraising Manager on 07850 651656.

See the role 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.

Closing date for applications is 5pm 17 January 2020. Interviews will be held on 22 and 23 January 2020.

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

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

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the leading RAF welfare charity spending around £20 million each year supporting serving and veteran RAF and their families.

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. We will be supported by your line manager to ensure that you receive the appropriate training and induction for you to fulfil your 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 is Friday 29 November 2019. Interviews will happen on a rolling basis..

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

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