ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Regional Director (South East)


ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army. The Soldiers’ Charity began in 1944 as the Army Benevolent Fund and rebranded in 2010 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. With help from the public, we support each and every soldier, veteran and their immediate family who need our help, either by supporting individuals directly or through our partner delivery charities.

The Soldiers’ Charity operates through a Regional structure across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are now in the process of merging two of our existing Regions – Home Counties and the South East – creating a new enlarged South East Region that encompasses: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex.

We are recruiting for the role of Regional Director South East. Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to start in March 2019, on an initial two-year fixed term contract. The role encompasses engaging a wide range of audiences, both military and civilian on the work of the Charity, initiating and delivering regional fundraising events, establishing and maintaining key relationships with Army units both Regular and Reserve, and continual development of our volunteer fundraising.

The post-holder needs to be able to operate comfortably within both the military and civilian communities, using well-developed communication skills. Candidates should have recent Regular or Reserve military experience in commissioned or non-commissioned rank and have a wide range of current Service contacts. You should possess strong interpersonal skills, be well organised and have an easy yet confident manner, able to establish and maintain successful relationships with all ranks and a wide range of volunteers. You will work largely on your own initiative and as part of the regional team, whilst applying your persuasive, engaging character and project management strengths. Connectivity into local political, administrative, public and private organisations is desirable.

The role will be based out of our office in Aldershot, but will require extensive travel throughout the South East. You will be managing a team of four staff, who are based in either our Aldershot or Chatham offices. A full, clean driving licence is essential.

Candidates should be IT literate, particularly in MS Office, with a good understanding of social media. A working knowledge of databases is desirable as is a working knowledge of elementary accounting procedures. Although experience of fundraising and/or the voluntary sector is desirable, professional training will be provided for the successful candidate.

This is a full-time post for 35 hours per week. The starting salary is circa £40,000 per annum with 26 days annual leave and competitive benefits after a probation period of 6 months.

The closing date for this post will be Thursday 31 January 2019 with an interview date of 6 February 2019. Interviews will take place in Aldershot.

Full job description can be found here.

If you wish to apply for this post please send your CV and supporting statement to Tina Reading, HR Manager – treading@soldierscharity.org.

For postal applications:

Tina Reading, HR Manager
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Mountbarrow House
12 Elizabeth Street
London SW1W 9RB

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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