***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
Community Engagement Worker
Community Based/Home Working – Hampshire
Circa £30k salary and competitive benefits
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity. The Welfare Directorate is responsible for understanding and meeting the social welfare needs of those in the RAF Family, from those currently serving in the RAF and their families through to veterans of all ages. This is achieved through the delivery of a wide range of services, initiatives and programmes which last year helped over 55,000 individuals.
We are seeking an individual to raise awareness of the Fund’s welfare offer amongst social welfare agencies across Hampshire but also, crucially, to help address the issue of social isolation and feelings of loneliness experienced by some members of the ex-service RAF Family. This is a community based position involving frequent travel and visits to the homes of beneficiaries across Hampshire as well as potentially accompanying beneficiaries to social activities. Based at home, the post holder will be expected to undertake occasional travel to our Head Office in London and on occasion support the Funds caseworking function with visits to beneficiaries across the South East of England.
The role will involve engagement with a variety of social welfare agencies to encourage those agencies to identify potential Fund beneficiaries, particularly those who are socially isolated. The post holder will be working with socially isolated individuals to identify socially enriching opportunities to reduce feelings of loneliness, to develop actions plans to connect the individual into these opportunities and coordinating support to overcome any barriers preventing successful connection into to these socially enriching opportunities.
The successful candidate will have experience of working in a social welfare role supporting individuals. They must have strong people and relationship-building skills, and a strong empathy with, connection to or understanding of the issues affecting the Armed Forces community. Any successful candidate for this role will need to be DBS checked.
To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, not longer than three sides, detailing which location you are interested in, why you believe you are suitable for this role and how you meet the person specification to Martin Botting, HR Business Partner, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.
The closing date for applications is 9am Tuesday 06 April 2021.
Please note interviews will take place via Video Conferencing Platform on 12 – 15 April 2021 .
Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity (No. 1081009) which encourages applications from all sections of the community