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Army Families Federation – Regional Lead Scotland

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Our aim at the Army Families Federation is to give Army families a voice.  We listen to what they have to say and provide information and guidance that supports all aspects of family life – from housing to childcare and schooling, from healthcare to employment and training – both in the UK and overseas. And, as an independent charity, we work hard to make sure that the voice of Army families is heard by policy makers and service providers.  If you have a keen interest in the quality of life of Army families and are looking for a flexible role in a friendly, but focused, organisation, we would love to receive your application.

About the role

This role engages with the Army chain of command and key stakeholders (e.g. Royal Caledonian Education Trust, Army Welfare Service, BFBS and Armed Forces Covenant leads within local government) involved in supporting Army families across Scotland, and includes some face-to-face engagement with Army families. Its purpose is to represent Army family issues to the chain of command and service providers across the region, and to assist Army families to access appropriate services and support.

The majority of face-to-face family engagement takes place from time to time across the region, including (but not limited to) Craigiehall, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Kinloss, Leuchars and Stirling.

The post is part-time (25 hours per week) and paid based on an annual salary of £13,767. The post holder will be home-based, but with the requirement to travel from time to time across the region to support Army families and attend events. All staff are also required to attend staff training, usually held in Hampshire twice yearly, involving overnight stays and travel.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have current knowledge of Army life and its impact on families with a keen interest in the welfare and quality of life for Army families. We are looking for experience of preparing and delivering presentations with proven skills in working remotely and on own initiative whilst also part of a busy team, an effective communicator and a good understanding of client confidentiality.

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 with remote working available as part of a flexible working environment. Please note that you will ideally need to be located within the region that this post covers and should have easy access either to the Leuchars or Edinburgh areas.

All our staff have an understanding and current knowledge of Army life and its impact on families and a keen interest in the welfare and quality of life for Army families.

For further information

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Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to the HR Team via email: recruitment@aff.org.uk

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 9am, Tuesday 31 August 2021
  • Interviews will take place week commencing 6 September via Microsoft Teams
  • The start date for this post is September onwards.

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

 

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