RAF Association – Property and Facilities Officer


£29984 – £31563 Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Based at our HQ in Leicester with agile home working

About us

For over 90 years, the RAF Association have championed a simple belief – that no member of the RAF community should ever be left without the help that they need. The RAF Association is one of the leading providers of welfare assistance to the RAF community.  We do this by developing and offering a range of welfare and wellbeing services that aim to provide amazing support to those who most need it. Our services are delivered by our team of fantastic employees, together with a large network of volunteers. Last year, we supported over 85,500 members of the RAF community who required practical, emotional or financial assistance. For the sake of everyone who needs our help, we continue to evolve and innovate to meet new challenges and remain at the leading edge of service provision. We champion the best interests of the RAF community and work together to make sure no one is ever left behind.

About the role

This is a new position within the Estates Directorate and the Property and Facilities Officer (PFO) will be responsible for coordinating statutory building compliance across our national portfolio of properties. This is a role where the PFO will be fully ‘hands on’ in all aspects of the management of our commercial let and residential tenanted properties.  As well as overseeing and executing a number of compliance and maintenance actions, the PFO will evidence that all external contractors’ accreditation and insurances are valid.  Project management skills will be invaluable in relation to the acquisition and disposal of properties. The PFO is our first point of contact for many of our branches and clubs requiring advice and support relating to all aspects of property and building compliance. A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role as the PFO will be required to arrange site visits which may include an overnight stay.  A moderate level of fitness is required as the PFO will, on occasion, physically clear the building and organise disposal of unwanted items.

A full role profile is available to download on our website www.rafa.org.uk

About you

Ideally you will have an Estates Management qualification (or equivalent) and extensive related experience which includes an in depth knowledge of applicable legislation, specifically building legislation. An understanding of property occupational agreements is integral to the role, along with strong organisational skill to coordinate multiple strands and activities against time and budgets.  You will demonstrate an ability to collaborate confidently and patiently with multiple stakeholders (some with limited compliance understanding) to assist in the overall monitoring of properties to ensure legal compliance.

As part of an expanding team, you and your colleagues will be involved in all aspects of managing our estates portfolio whilst at the same time having the opportunity to be ‘boots on the ground’ by meeting with and  establishing relationships with a number of our branch and club members who proudly support the aims of the RAF Association.  If you’re a people person, highly organised, a great communicator and manager of relationships at all levels and have a desire to be involved in something with meaningful purpose, we’d love to hear from you.

Why join us?

We are immensely proud of the work we do and our colleagues definitely share this sense of pride.  We offer a wide range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement – 36 days inclusive of bank holidays, as well as a range of other benefits including pension, EAP and four times salary 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 one day per year.


If after reading the role profile and you would like to ask us any questions then please contact us directly via email in the first instance jobs@rafa.org.uk. We’d love to hear from you!

To apply

Please check that your CV is up to date and showcases your skills and experience relevant to this role (this will really help you stand out during the shortlisting process!) and send this along with a short cover letter telling us about yourself to jobs@rafa.org.uk

Download the job description here.

Applicants who meet the criteria may be offered a short initial telephone discussion with one of the recruiting managers ahead of the closing date so please register your interest early.

Please note important dates below

Closing Date                  10am Friday 25 February 2022

Interview Date             10 and 11 March at Atlas House, Leicester

We reserve the right to close this job opportunity early so please do not delay in applying!

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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