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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.

Welfare Services Administrator

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Term: Full time, permanent

We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our fast paced team. Welfare Services Administrators are the frontline of the Welfare Directorate and process applications for assistance from the RAF family. This requires the accurate input of application data into our IT platform and ensuring the application is allocated to the correct grant giving team. Wider responsibilities include checking applications against basic eligibility criteria and adding supporting application documentation received via email etc.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ian Johnson, Welfare Services Manager on 0207 307 3329.

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, Head of HR, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, W1B 1AR, email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 23 April 2021 at 12pm. Please note that interviews will be held week commencing 3 May 2021.

This role will predominately be office-based at our 67 Portland Place, London Headquarters.

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

Trustee – Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Voluntary role

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the Royal Air Force's leading welfare charity; the Fund provides support to members of the RAF Family (both serving and retired, and their dependants) who are in need. The range of support that the Fund offers is holistic and person-centred, with the primary aim of reducing or removing any adversity that is being experienced.

Against the backdrop of a Fund strategy that will need to evolve in response to the significant challenges of the external environment, the Board is keen to recruit three additional trustees to join the Board:

  • A trustee with significant experience as a trustee or senior executive in the charity sphere who has been responsible for leading or overseeing strategic change within this environment (a background in welfare delivery or social care would be particularly advantageous). See the job profile for this role.
  • A trustee with senior fundraising experience (such as having held a director level fundraising position in a national charity) to join our Board and our Fundraising and Communications Committee. See the job profile for this role.
  • A trustee with a Finance Background (preferably a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales with a good understanding of the regulatory and statutory requirements of financial reporting) to join our Board and our Finance Committee and become a trustee / member of the Board of Directors of two of the Fund’s subsidiary entities (the RAF Benevolent Fund Housing Trust Ltd and the RAF Benevolent Fund Trustees Ltd). See the job profile for this role.

Applicants will be interested in our work, have a relevant background, and be willing and able to work collaboratively with other members of the Board to provide high-level strategic guidance and governance oversight for the Fund's Senior Management Team, as the Fund works to implement its post-COVID 'stabilise and adjust' strategy whilst developing a new long-term strategic direction.

Applicants do not need to have a military or military charity background but must have empathy for what the Royal Air Force and the charitable sector stands for. The Fund's most recent annual review can be found here.

These roles are voluntary but reasonable travel and subsistence costs will be paid.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Paul Higgins, Chief of Staff, via his PA 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 and providing examples of how you meet the person specification to Rachel Kramer, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email rachel.kramer@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 5 April 2021.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter (most likely virtually via a video conferencing platform).

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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