ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Assistant Director of Charity Operations (AD Ops)


Contract type: Initial Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Application Closure Date: 30 Jun 2022

Salary: Competitive

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.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is recruiting an Assistant Director of Charity Operations (AD Ops) whose principal responsibility will be to co-ordinate and deliver successful fundraising and engagement events for the Charity.

The Charity operates a rolling 4 Year Plan, which articulates will the strategic fundraising and comms/marketing objectives to be achieved. These will be translated by the respective Directors of Fundraising and Comms/Marketing into bespoke Fundraising and Comms/Marketing Plans. The activities and events required by these plans annually will be delivered by AD Ops through the creation and then taking forward of an annual, in year, Engagement Plan detailing how and when these events and activities will be delivered, drawing on resource apportioned in the Fundraising and Comms/Marketing plans.

AD Ops will also be the Charity’s principle point of contact with the regionally based volunteer community and the Army’s regional chains of command. AD Ops will ensure that volunteer activity in aid of the Charity is as closely aligned as possible with the Charity’s own activity. In doing this the successful candidate will be supported by the Charity’s regional network of community fundraising staff, for which they will be line manager.

Working to the Charity’s Chief of Staff with routine and regular access to the Chief Executive, Senior Management Board and Board of Trustees, the successful candidate with operate in close collaboration with the Directors of Fundraising and Comms/Marketing.

The starting salary is £60,000 per annum with 26 (rising to 30 over time) days annual leave and travel allowance. After a probationary period of 6 months the successful candidate will benefit from the Charity’s full range of employment benefits including an income protection scheme and an employer contribution pension. There will also be opportunities to participate in key Charity events and activities with a TOIL scheme in place.

This post would particularly suit an individual who is a self-starter, comfortable working without detailed day to day direction in a collegiate and collaborative environment. A background in high level fundraising planning and execution would be ideal, but the keys are a proven ability to plan and deliver against targets and the people skills to work well with a wide range of stakeholders.

This is a full-time post for 35 hours per week based at the Charity’s Head Office in Victoria, London (The Charity currently operates a three days per week in the office, two days WFH, system).

The closing date for this post will be Thursday 30 Jun 22 with an interview date of Tues 12 July 2022. The ideal start date will be Monday 5 Sep 22. Interviews will take place in Mountbarrow House, Victoria, London.

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

Contract: Initial Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: 30 June 2022

Interview date: 12 July 2022

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Tina Wick, 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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