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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.

 

Stakeholder Engagement Project Manager

Senior Trust Fundraiser and Information Researcher


Stakeholder Engagement Project Manager

Term: Part Time Post (3 days per week), 12 months fixed term contract
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

As the RAF's leading welfare charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund facilitates the provision of help and support for members of the RAF Family and their eligible dependants who are in need of assistance. The Fund has launched an ambitious centenary campaign to reach out to members of the RAF Family in a bid to double the number of beneficiaries that we assist. A crucial component of the campaign is the Stakeholder Engagement Plan. The objective is to engage with major Stakeholders (e.g. NHS Trusts, Police Forces, GPs, charities etc) across the country and support them in the best way possible to deliver our welfare support message both to their staff and potential members of the RAF Family that they may engage with.

We are currently recruiting a Stakeholder Engagement Project Manager for employment on a part-time (3 days per week) 12 month fixed-term contract. The role will be based in our London Headquarters but we are open to a conversation regarding some element of flexible working.

This is an exciting and genuinely unique opportunity for an individual with experience in project management roles to gain experience in a leading military charity and contribute to our national centenary reaching out campaign. This role will help the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund increase its profile, awareness and most importantly its impact.

As the Stakeholder Engagement Project Manager, you will work closely with Director Welfare & Policy, Area Directors and the Comms team to manage and deliver the Stakeholder Engagement Plan. This will involve developing and managing the project plan, as well as reporting on, and monitoring objectives.

The successful candidate will need to have previous experience managing multi-stakeholder projects along with a track record of delivering results. Strong organisational and planning skills are a must with the ability to work autonomously and prioritise output. An articulate communicator with strong IT skills suited to working in a paperless environment, you must also be able to demonstrate an ability to work well within a team.

See the job profile for this position. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Al Bennett, Head of Housing & Assurance, on 020 7307 3355.

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 HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 28 February 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. Please note that the successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 

Senior Trust Fundraiser and Information Researcher

Location: London

Salary: Circa £33k plus benefits

In 2019 the RAF Benevolent Fund launched an ambitious centenary campaign to grow fundraising income over the next three years and we need someone with the proven skills and experience to support the growth of the Trust and Foundations fundraising programme. Working as part of the fundraising partnerships team (corporates, major donors, events and trusts) and reporting to a Trust Manager the post holder will secure income from new and existing charitable trusts and other related funders.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience of developing successful trust and foundation applications together with a track record of meeting fundraising targets and objectives and consistently delivering high levels of donor care and responsiveness. Proven experience will be needed in:

  • Seeking out new funders and opportunities and bringing them to fruition.
  • Building and developing a pipeline of trusts.
  • Developing creative written proposals and applications to a high standard.
  • Packaging up and matching a charity’s current and future work with funders' requirements and priorities.
  • Working with and to a wide range of financial and non-financial KPIs.

The role is based in our central London office but works extensively with our Area Directors, partnerships managers, communications teams and with the serving RAF. The role will involve some out of hours evening and weekend work.

See the job profile for this position. To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you believe you can excel in this role and providing examples of how you meet the person specification to, Pete Thompson, Head of HR, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, W1B 1AR, email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is 12pm Wednesday 4 March 2020. Interviews will be held, week commencing 16 March.

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

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