ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Operations Manager

Contract type: Initial Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Application Closure Date: 29 Jul 2022

Salary: £35,000

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 a Charity Operations Manager, whose principal responsibility will be to support the Assistant Director Charity Operations (AD Ops) in the co-ordination and delivery of successful fundraising and engagement events for the Charity.

The Charity operates a rolling 4 Year Plan, which articulates the strategic fundraising and comms/marketing objectives to be achieved. These will be translated by the Director of Fundraising and Director of Communications and Marketing into the associated Fundraising and Comms/Marketing Plans. AD Ops will be responsible for the In-Year Delivery Plan, which synchronises, coordinates and deconflicts the allocation of resource (time, space, finance, equipment and people) such as to achieve the required outcomes. The Operations Manager will be responsible for the detailed staff work required to produce, and them implement, the In-Year Delivery Plan.

The Operations Manager will also support AD Ops in facilitating the work of the regionally based volunteer community ensuring that volunteer activity in aid of the Charity is as closely aligned as possible with the Charity’s wider activity. In doing this the successful candidate will be supported by the Charity’s regional network of community fundraising staff.

The starting salary is £35,000 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 appointment is aimed at individuals with a track record of successful, and detailed, planning of events and other activities and would particularly suit an individual who has an eye for detail, a strong work ethic and the empathy necessary to work in a collegiate and collaborative environment.  A background in 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 Fri 29 Jul 22 with an interview date of Tues 16 Aug 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

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