RAF Association – Clubs Engagement Officer


£37,357 – £39,323 per annum Full Time 37.5hours pw
Fully Remote with an expectation of at least 60% week travel/visits
A UK driving licence is an essential requirement

About us

The RAF (Royal Air Force) Association has a clear objective: to help sustain a resilient and empowered RAF community, including serving personnel, RAF veterans and their families. Through our sector leading services, we offer friendship to the isolated and lonely, sheltered housing for those who want to remain proudly independent and childcare to serving personnel on RAF stations. We work closely with partner organisations, including other military charities, and have a strong bond with our donors and supporters, giving us the confidence to deliver for our beneficiaries when they need us. We work together to make sure no one is ever left behind.

About the role

The Club Engagement Officer is central to achieving the Association’s purpose, ensuring we reach and support those in need, through close links with our club network. The role is pivotal in contributing to the development, implementation, and delivery of the Association’s overarching comradeship and wellbeing strategy. The role focuses on developing and supporting the Association’s clubs’ network, supporting our club and branch volunteers to develop and deliver within a challenging and ever-evolving environment.  

This role involve collaborative working with a large number of stakeholders through various directorates of the Association. You will have responsibilities which include providing guidance and oversight to the Association’s clubs to support the delivery of high-quality wellbeing services as well as focusing on the opportunity to increase sustainability and viability of clubs. You will be the subject lead in supporting clubs with alcohol licensing, gaming licensing, and managing private members clubs.  Longer term, you will be contributing to the review, design and implementation of a club strategy and property strategy, including developing procedures and practice to comply with best practice principles and legislative requirements. 

About you

It is essential that you have evidenced work experience in pub/club management and hospitality or relevant leadership in complimentary industry. Crucially you will have an up to date working knowledge of club licencing, along with solid relationship management skills. This is a role where you will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate, persuade and influence others to embrace change to ensure club compliance. Whilst an understanding of charity governance is highly desirable, it is not essential as training will be provided to the ideal candidate. You will have experience of working to and meeting stretching targets and an ability to interpret business information/budgets and apply these to practice.

Overall, we are looking for a dynamic and driven individual who can contribute to our ongoing clubs development strategy whilst at the same time adapting their style to a wide range of audiences, some of whom may require additional support in understanding club compliance.

It is highly recommended that you read the full role profile and person specification which is available to download on our website www.rafa.org.uk

Benefits include:

  • Generous leave – 36 days including public holidays and Christmas shutdown
  • 5% employer pension contribution under salary sacrifice
  • Company sick pay after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance equivalent to 4 x salary
  • Free eye tests and a contribution towards glasses.
  • Employee assistance programme – confidential helpline for advice and support.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Close to park and ride
  • Shower and locker facilities

To Apply

Please send a cover letter (along with your CV) to tell us about your experience and skills would align with this role.   When you are happy with your CV and cover letter, please send to jobs@rafa.org.uk

For an informal conversation about the role, please email amy.barlow@rafa.org.uk

Please note important dates below

Closing Date: Thursday 7 December 2023

Interview Date: Wednesday 13 December 2023

The RAF Association is a Disability Confident Employer. Please let us know if you require any assistance with the application process.

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