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RAF Association – Corporate Communications Manager

£40850 – £43000 Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Based at our head office in Leicester with agile homeworking

About us

We are a Charity that exists to support the RAF community.  Our mission is to ensure that access to support is available to all those who need it and to prevent suffering, poverty, loneliness and isolation.  The Association, along with our subsidiary organisations are united in working together to achieve these aims.  We are proud to have supported over 85,000 members of the RAF community in the last year with both practical and emotional assistance.  Our focus for 2021 and beyond is to continue to deliver our existing services, in addition to developing new service initiatives that meet our organisational goals.

About the team

This is a newly created position to lead, manage and inspire a high-performance team who are passionate about increasing understanding of the Association’s activities, raising its profile and protecting its reputation. You will play a key leadership role within the team with responsibilities which include managing corporate, governance, branch and employee communications and collateral/publications creation. You will oversee PR and media activity, crisis communications, content generation and the expansion of our quarterly membership magazine to a multi media platform. Your team will expect you to inspire, motivate and influence to ensure they have clear, measurable objectives, appropriate levels of support, supervision and training and that their performance is effectively managed.

About you

You will have significant experience of managing corporate communications activity. Previous experience working within the charity sector would be desirable although not essential. A thorough understanding of current legislation (particularly data protection, advertising, media and intellectual property law) and best practice to ensure all activity is fully compliant is crucial to this role along with a proven track record of of working in a senior team to develop and implement integrated communication plans to deliver against multiple objectives.

You will have excellent project management skills to enable you to plan and execute a range of projects in parallel, organise demanding workloads and work under pressure to meet tight timescales and strict deadlines. Previous experience of working within budgetary constraints is essential as you will manage a budget of circa £400k, undertaking multi-year forecasts, KPIs and evaluation and monitoring and providing insightful performance reports

A full job description is available to download on our website www.rafa.org.uk

Why join us?

You’ll be joining a fantastic engaged environment committed to really making a difference.  We offer a wide range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement – 36 days including bank holidays, as well as a range of other benefits including pension, Employee Assistance Programme and 4 times life cover.  Employee’s also have the opportunity to take part in a number of fundraising events as volunteers, for which there is additional leave provision of 1 day per year.

To apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter outlining your key strengths against the job description to jobs@rafa.org.uk

Closing date      8am Tuesday 21 September 2021

We reserve the right to close this opportunity early and applicants who meet the criteria may be offered an interview prior to the closing date so please do not delay in applying.

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