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 soldiers, 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 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 2022, for an initial two-year fixed term contract. The role includes briefing a wide range of audiences on the work of the Charity to encourage support and improve awareness, helping to develop new events, and establishing and maintaining relationships with Army units and the Army Cadet Force.
For this role candidates should have recent military experience in either the Regular or Reserve Forces and have a wide range of current service contacts. You must 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.
Candidates should be IT literate with a well-developed understanding of social media tools. 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 annual leave starting at 26 days and competitive benefits after a probation period of 6 months. This is a rolling recruitment drive and candidates will be contacted on arrival of CV and supporting statement. 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 supporting statement to Tina Wick, HR – firstname.lastname@example.org, for an informal discussion relating to this post please ring 0207 811 3219.
For postal applications:
Tina Wick, HR Manager
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
12 Elizabeth Street
London SW1W 9RB
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is an Equal Opportunities Employer