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Applications and Data Programmer

Location: London    
Term: 24 month Contract, Full Time    
Salary: £50,000 & Outstanding benefits

Would you like to make a difference?

The RAF Benevolent Fund is the leading welfare charity for the RAF. Every year we make a real difference to the 40,000 plus people who benefit from our services. Working at the Fund is more than sitting at your desk. In this role you will have the opportunity to be part of our RAF Family.  Alongside helping our beneficiaries we also get to hang out with Spitfires and Typhoons, take part in a Dambusters bike ride, attend events like Royal Ascot, the Chelsea Flower Show, and the Bomber Command Memorial Service. Every day you will make a difference and play your part in changing the lives of others and helping people in the RAF Family get through the toughest of times.

Do you want to play a part in what we do?    

People are at the heart of what we do. Together we:

  • Help reduce social isolation and loneliness among veterans
  • We support ill or injured men and women to have a safe place to call home, a home that meets their specific needs
  • We fund youth services on stations to provide clubs and activities for the children of serving personnel who move every few years 
  • We provide grants to help with the cost of living. But this is just a few of the ways we help

Working at the Fund means you can play your part in changing the lives of people who serve or have served in the RAF and supporting them through some of life’s challenges. 

It doesn’t matter how long someone served or when. If they were part of the RAF, they and their family are part of our RAF Family. We will always be here to support them when they need it most. 

Join The RAF Family and play your part in making a difference.

We are looking for an experienced and adaptable applications and data programmer who will enjoy working as part of a small, busy team in an extremely varied role. As our applications and data programmer, you will adapt, maintain and configure the Fund’s key business systems using tools including SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS, Power BI, Orbis BPA Platform, Logic Apps and other development and testing tools.

You will also be responsible for working with third party suppliers and users to ensure updates are rolled out successfully and to resolve software queries and issues for our users.

You will be good at analysing user and technical requirements and enjoy working with people. You will also need good organisational and planning skills – to be adaptable when reactive work comes in, but still able to perform and deliver your proactive tasks. You will have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, so you can work well with our users across all teams and with third-party suppliers.

See the job profile for this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Caroline Atkinson, Applications Development Manager, on 020 7307 3349.

The role is based in our London office, currently with hybrid working with at least three days in the office and up to two days at home. The successful candidate for this role will need to prove they have the right to work in the UK.

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

The closing date for applications is Monday 06 November 2023 at 12.00pm. Interviews will be held later that week. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.