RAF Association – Community and Challenge Fundraiser


£31573 – £33235 37.5 hours per week

Remote (covering central England regions)

A UK driving licence is an essential requirement  

The RAF 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.

With thousands of members across the UK and further afield, plus hundreds of dedicated employees and volunteers, we have the network and experience needed for a personal one-to-one approach. We work together to make sure no one is ever left behind.

About the team

This is not a usual ‘fundraising’ role. You will be joining a small team of energetic and passionate individuals who achieve big things, aiming to raise £1million in 2023. We pride ourselves on our positive and initiative-taking engagement with our donors, fundraisers, volunteers and branch members and you will be supporting them throughout their fundraising journeys. This is a team where we lead by example and you will have the opportunity to support your area events and challenge yourself with a range of fabulous (and daring!) high profile events such as wing walking (not compulsory!) or cycling the circumference of the globe with our massive RAFA Rides event in June. Our team work to ambitious targets therefore experience in community fundraising or events is really important for this role, however, the right attitude is equally valuable.

About you 

This is definitely a role where your personality and positive ‘lets’ do this!’ attitude outweighs formal qualifications. You will inspire, support and lead on community and challenge events in your designated area and will be a confident networker who can establish a great rapport with a diverse range of individuals. The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role within the charity/third sector however this is not essential. If you have a high level of resilience and the ability to adapt to change and can think outside the box, then you will thrive in this creative environment.

Overall, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has the desire to use their persuasive, efficacious fundraising talents for a wider social purpose and as a result will gain immense job satisfaction from seeing these worthwhile activities reach those who really need it as well as being part of a collaborative values led organisation. This is a home-based position covering the central England regions however you should be prepared to join us at our HQ in Leicester to attend inductions, meetings and training as required

A full role profile is available to download here and on the website www.rafa.org.uk


  • Fantastic environment committed to really making a difference.
  • Generous annual leave – 36 days (pro rata for part time workers) including public holidays.
  • Five percent employer pension contribution under salary sacrifice (subject to matched employee contribution)
  • Company sick pay (after qualifying period)
  • Life Insurance
  • Free eye tests and a contribution towards glasses.
  • Employee assistance programme – confidential helpline for advice and support.
  • Cycle to work scheme

Want to join us?

Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter. To make your application really stand out, please take some time to review that your CV is up to date as we will initially consider your skills and experience based on your CV which align with the role profile and person specification.

When you are happy with your CV and cover letter, please send to jobs@rafa.org.uk

Closing date    3pm Monday 23 January 2023

Interviews        2 February at Atlas House LE3 1UT

The RAF Association is a Disability Confident Employer, please get in touch if you require any assistance with the application process.

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