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Location: Centred on Catterick, community and home based with travel around the North East area as required (including, but not limited to, Catterick Garrison, Darlington, Dishforth, Harrogate, Leconfield, Newcastle, Ripon, Topcliffe and York).
Reporting to: Regional Manager, North & Central
Hours: 20 per week to be worked within normal office hours
Salary: £10.38 per hour (£10,795.20 per annum)
Closing date for applications: 18th August 2019
About the AFF Coordinator role
An AFF Coordinator engages with Army families across the regions that they cover. The role purpose is to assist with their enquires and concerns, helping them to access the right services and support, and representing their concerns to the local chain of command and service providers. The post holder will be responsible for: establishing and maintaining contact with Army families, the chain of command and agencies within the area of responsibility; handling enquiries from Army families, signposting to appropriate support and information and liaising with command, agencies and AFF Specialists as required; working at unit, station and garrison level to resolve local issues; representing AFF and Army families at appropriate meetings/events, to brief military and civilian policymakers on the issues and concerns of Army families in the area; working with AFF’s social media team to reach families through local Facebook groups
Coordinator post holder will be required to travel on a regular basis across the region that each post covers. Additionally, occasional travel to AFF Central Office in Andover, UK, and twice-yearly staff training events, usually in Hampshire is required. The next scheduled all staff training is 4th & 5th December in Basingstoke.
The post is part-time with flexible hours fixed for each post as above, with pay and benefits calculated according to the hours that you work. Where a role is described above as ‘centred on’, this is the location that will be used for the purposes of calculating travel time and expenses.
What we’re looking for
Successful applicants for Coordinator roles will have: an understanding and current knowledge of Army life and its impact on families; a keen interest in the welfare and quality of life for Army families; enthusiasm to achieve results; good listening and interpersonal skills; clarity of expression, both written and verbal; have an ability to work on own initiative and outside of a formal office environment; be an effective team player; have an understanding of principles of client confidentiality; have a sound working knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; have a full UK driving licence and access to transport (with appropriate insurance to travel for work purposes).
A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.
AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
For further information and to apply
Please visit the jobs page on our website: aff.org.uk/jobs and download the following:
- The Job Description for the role that you are interested in.
- Important Information for Applicants
- Application Form for the corresponding role (completed form to be returned in Word format)
Please return all applications to the HR Manager, Rachel Bishop at email@example.com who will also be able to answer any enquiries about the vacancy.
Closing, interview and start dates
Application deadlines are stated above and the schedules for interviews and start dates are further described on our jobs page of our website: aff.org.uk/jobs.
Army Families Federation is a charitable incorporated organisation registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1176393 and a charity registered in Scotland with registered charity number SC048282 having its principal office at IDL 414, Floor 1, Zone 6, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road, Andover SP11 8HJ.