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


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 is now recruiting for the role of Regional Director South West, a post similar to eleven other positions located throughout the United Kingdom. The operating area for our SW Regional team is extensive and includes Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Bristol.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to start in late November 2018, 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 requires the individual to operate comfortably within both the military and civilian communities using their well-developed communication skills.  Candidates should have recent military experience in commissioned or non-commissioned rank, in either the Regular or Reserve Forces, 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 to be able to establish and maintain successful relationships with all ranks and a wide range of volunteers. You will be able to work 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 for this role.

The role will be based primarily out of our office in Bulford, but will require extensive travel throughout the South West.  You will be managing a team of five staff, three of whom are based in our Exeter office. A full, clean driving licence is essential.

Candidates should be IT literate, particularly in MS Office, and have a good understanding of social media tools. A working knowledge of databases is also desirable as is a working knowledge of book-keeping and 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 £38,000 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 19 October 2018 with an interview date of 24 October 2018, all interviews will take place in London.

For the full job description, click 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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