Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Project Coordinator (VPPP)


In November 2023, the Trust was delighted to be awarded an additional £10M through the Autumn Statement to enable its successful pilot programme, Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People (VPPP), to continue the impactful and collaborative projects that are improving how veterans can access mental health support locally, and building stronger links between the organisations that support them.

This additional funding is to increase support to a significant community of vulnerable veterans throughout the UK and enable it to become self-sustaining.

A key success in the initiative so far has been the growth of collaborative cross sector working among organisations that support veterans in all four nations, giving a more seamless interface between statutory and charity or not for profit support.

In order to build on this success in the continuation of this programme we are seeking a project coordinator.

Role Description

Reporting to: Head of Strategic Grants & Relationships

Summary of role:

  • Support the strategic delivery of the VPPP programme over the next 3 years through undertaking a range of tasks including grantholder co-ordination and liaison, grantholder meeting facilitation and network development.
  • Occasional site visits to grantholders and attendance at meetings and conferences at the discretion of the Trust.
  • Support policy and communication activities in relation to the VPPP programme.

Full-time role Salary £28k – £33k dependent on experience.

We are recruiting for a full time (37.5 hours per week) role but are open to discussing the possibility of part time arrangement (80% FTE) for the right candidate.

This 3–year project will be home based, with occasional requirement for travel to attend meetings in London or elsewhere in the UK (for which expenses will be paid).  The Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to providing development and training opportunities.

Application Information:

Please send your CV and a cover letter no longer than two pages to Applications will close at 5pm on 23 February 2024.

Shortlisting will take place wc 26 February with interviews anticipated on 7/8 March.

Job Description

Main duties

  • Support the Head of Strategic Grants and Relationships on all aspects of the VPPP programme and related projects.
  • Facilitate and chair regular meetings with grantholders to encourage programme development, sharing and best practice. Taking on the role of a critical friend.
  • Develop clear project tasks and delivery timescales, and ensure that there is progress against these, escalating issues where necessary.
  • Develop an effective working relationship with grantholders in order to support them to meet reporting and budgeting deadlines and build a strong and collaborative network.
  • Work closely with the Trust’s communications team to support a Joint Working Group to develop and deliver a communications plan for the programme including occasional public facing events.
  • Co-ordinate awareness and introduction as appropriate of programme leads to other AFCFT projects; including developing appropriate processes to achieve this.
  • Support the delivery of events, including in person and online seminars and conferences.
  • Manage own workloads and collaborate with colleagues on shared tasks and projects, to ensure milestones and targets are met.
  • Any other duties as reasonably expected.

Person specification


  • Excellent meeting facilitation and organisation skills
  • Experience of preparing and presenting written reports
  • At least three years of experience in managing projects.
  • Experience of working with stakeholders in other organisations
  • Experience of planning events
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent general IT skills including MS Office (especially Excel) and databases and using Teams and/or Zoom to conduct internal and external meetings.
  • Ability to multitask, work in a dynamic environment, and to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to different audiences.
  • Adaptable and determined with a positive and proactive attitude and a capacity to think creatively and act pragmatically.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction and work well in a team.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and/or confidential information.


  • Experience of working in a charity, or other not for profit or small organisation
  • Experience of working on health-related projects
  • Experience of developing communications plans
  • Evidence of interest in and commitment to the work of the Trust
  • Some experience of, and understanding about, working with the statutory sector, such as central and local government, the NHS, or devolved administrations.
  • Personal knowledge or experience of working with, or being part of, the Armed Services community.

We recognise that we’re a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging applications from diverse communities in order to improve the service we provide. We’re not just searching for skills but also how a candidate could uphold our values and enhance our culture, therefore, even if you don’t think you meet all the skills criteria listed in our job descriptions, we’d still like to hear from you.

Application Information:

Please send your CV and a cover letter no longer than two pages to

Applications will close at 5pm on 23 February 2024.

Shortlisting will take place wc 26 February with interviews anticipated on 7/8 March.

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