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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Briefing Liaison Officer (South West)

Location: South West

Contract: Initial Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 6 July 2021

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, former soldiers 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 Briefing Liaison Officer (BLO), South West, a similar post to six other positions located throughout the United Kingdom.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to start in early September, for an initial two-year fixed term contract.  The role encompasses, inter alia: briefing a wide range of audiences both military and civilian on the work of the Charity, provision of fundraising support to the Regional Office and Events, helping develop new 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.  For this post candidates should have recent military experience in non-commissioned rank, in either the Regular or Reserve Forces, although Commissioned Service for an exceptional candidate will be considered, and have a wide range of current service contacts; 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 a 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 and will require extensive travel throughout the South West.  At all times, a full driving licence is essential with the requirement to drive a charity van for the use of transporting event and fundraising equipment.

Candidates should be IT literate and, in particular, experienced in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Office 365. A well-developed understanding of social media tools is required.  A working knowledge of book-keeping and elementary accounting procedures is key for this post.  Although experience of fundraising and/or the voluntary sector would be desirable, training would be provided for the successful candidate.

This is a full time post for 35 hours per week. The starting salary is competitive with 26 days annual leave and competitive benefits after a probation period of 6 months. All applications to be submitted by 6 July 2021. Interview date is to be confirmed; all interviews will take place in Bulford, Wiltshire.

If you wish to apply for this post please send your current CV and strong supporting statement to Tina Wick , HR  – twick@soldierscharity.org, for an informal discussion relating to this post please ring 0207 811 3219.

Download the job specification here.

For postal applications:

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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