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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 operates through a Regional structure across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  The South West Region encompasses: Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Jersey.

We are recruiting for the role of Regional Director South West.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to start in March 2022, on an initial two-year fixed term contract.  The purpose of this appointment is to represent the Charity and raise its profile in the South West.  The incumbent is also responsible for the planning and execution of fundraising, continual development of our supporter base, engagement with stakeholders and line management/leadership of the South West regional staff.

Establishing and maintaining relationships with Army and Army Cadet Force units is key. Candidates should have recent personal experience of the Regular or Reserve Armed 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, able to establish and maintain successful relationships with all ranks and a wide range of volunteers. You will work largely 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.

The role will be based out of our office in Bulford, but will require extensive travel throughout the South West.  You will be managing a team of up to five staff, who are based in either our Bulford or Exeter offices. A full driving licence is essential.

Candidates should be able to use a wide range of IT applications and an understanding of social media tools is essential.  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 £41,000 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 Tuesday 25 January 2022 with an interview date of 31 January 2022.  Interviews will take place in Bulford.

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

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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