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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.

Legacy and In Memoriam Fundraiser

Care and Housing Advocacy Executive

Digital Fundraising Specialist

Major Donor Fundraiser


Legacy and In Memoriam Fundraiser

Salary: Circa £35,000
Location: London

Gifts in Wills make up some 70% of our voluntary income and to maintain and grow this essential source of income we are looking to appoint a Legacy and In Memoriam Fundraiser.

You will be part of the RAF Benevolent Fund's dynamic fundraising team based in London, and will make a significant contribution to the RAF Benevolent Fund’s annual income. You will be responsible for promoting in memoriam giving as well as legacies to ensure these sources of income are maximised.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with proven experience of legacy marketing and promoting in memoriam giving. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and show initiative, flair and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Please see the job profile. 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 pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Louise Gibson, Head of Relationship Marketing on 020 7307 3349.

Care and Housing Advocacy Executive

Salary: Circa £38,671
Location: London

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. 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 legal training and proven experience of advocacy work to join us in delivering help to the RAF community, for a minimum period of two years. Working within a team of welfare executives, you will have responsibility for identifying the need for representation among those seeking assistance.

The successful candidate will need to have significant 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.

Please see the job profile.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 pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 23 September 2016. Initial interviews will take place between Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 September 2016. Second Interviews will be Wednesday 14 September 2016.

Digital Fundraising Specialist

Salary: Circa £35,000
Location: London

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. You will work with the fundraisers in both the individual giving and community fundraising teams to develop and lead on the implementation of digital fundraising campaigns across the website, social media and e-communications.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with proven experience of raising money and building relationships through digital channels. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and show initiative, flair and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Please see the job profile. 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 pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Louise Gibson, Head of Relationship Marketing on 020 7307 3349.

The closing date for applications is 17 October 2016. The dates for interviews are 26 and 27 October 2016.

Major Donor Fundraiser

Salary: Circa £35,000
Term: 24-month contract
Location: London

This is an exciting new role for an experienced Major Donor Fundraiser to join one of the RAF Benevolent Fund's dynamic fundraising teams. We have plans to grow our income over the next five years and are looking for a highly motivated and confident fundraiser to play an important role in this. You will have opportunities to develop a major donor fundraising strategy and to work with other fundraising colleagues in 67 Portland Place and in the regions.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with proven fundraising experience. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and show initiative, flair and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Please 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 Louise Gibson at louise.gibson@rafbf.org.uk.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Louise Gibson, Head of Relationship Marketing on 020 7307 3349.

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