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.
Care & Housing Advocacy Paralegal
Salary: Circa £32,000 plus benefits
The RAF Benevolent Fund 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. Advice is given on all aspects of community care law and representation provided. Second by providing assistance to beneficiaries who have housing issues. This includes homelessness, eviction, disrepair and allocations.
We provide advocacy in the areas of housing and community care through negotiating with statutory bodies, drafting written submissions and attending hearings and tribunals, as necessary.
We are seeking a compassionate and highly organised individual with proven experience of advocacy work and strong administration skills to join us in delivering help to the RAF community. Working under the supervision of our Care & Housing Advocacy Executive (CHAE) and alongside a team of welfare executives, you will have responsibility for identifying the need for representation among those seeking assistance and provide administrative assistance to the CHAE.
The successful candidate will need to have current experience of providing specialist written and oral advocacy support to individuals and assisting them 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 stresses and concerns through giving sound and impartial information, guidance and representation.
See the job profile for this position. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Leon Hart, Head of Respite & Care, on 020 7307 3360.
The closing date for applications is Friday 28 June 2019 at 12pm. 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, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legacy Marketing Manager
Salary: Circa £35,000 (maternity cover) plus benefits
The RAF Benevolent Fund receives some 60 per cent of its income each year from gifts in wills. We have ambition to grow this income stream and as a result of our exciting new fundraising strategy we launched a hugely successful recruitment campaign to reach a new audience earlier this year. You will be responsible for rolling out this campaign on digital and TV channels in the autumn as well as the stewardship programme for those that respond and events for promoting gifts in wills. You will also promote in memoriam and tribute giving. This role is part of the dynamic individual giving team based in London and you will have opportunity to work alongside the Direct Marketing Manager, Digital Fundraising Executive and Community Fundraising team in our centenary year.
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.
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF's leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to all members of the RAF Family.
See the job profile for this position. 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 to Pete Thompson, HR Team, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR, or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.