RAF Association – Volunteer Director of  Board


RAFA Housing Limited

Volunteer Role (Reasonable Expenses Paid)

Three meetings a year, plus visit to housing complex

Who we are

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, dedicate casework to support individuals, sheltered housing for those who want to remain proudly independent and childcare to serving personnel on RAF stations. RAFA Housing is an essential element of this, providing sheltered housing to 40 members of the RAF community at a small development of 32 units in Storrington, West Sussex.

We work together to make sure no one is ever left behind, and our Board Members share this vision. We have a long and proud track record of supporting the RAF community, and in supporting veterans and their widows to maintain meaningful connections and sustain independence in later life. To ensure that RAFA Housing, and the community of veterans it serves, continue to thrive we are seeking to appoint a director to sit on the Board of RAFA Housing Limited.

About the role

RAFA Housing has a dedicated board which directs and oversees its operations, ensuring it continues to meet all regulatory requirements and is managed in a way which is consistent with the Association’s values and charitable purpose.  The Board meets up to three times a year, at the Association’s Head Quarters in Leicester, with an additional meeting with tenants at Storrington, being held annually.

RAFA Housing is a registered provider of social housing and a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Co-operative and Community Societies Act 2014.

We are seeking to appoint a new director to the Board, to bring varied viewpoints, skills and experience to support and enhance our work.

Alongside an appreciation of good governance, we are seeking an individual with:

  • The skills and experience to help lead a values-led housing association in a way which is consistent with the ethos of the RAF Association.
  • Some knowledge or experience of the social housing environment.
  • Proven ability to work at a strategic level, think creatively and challenge constructively through the application of your knowledge and experience.
  • Integrity and independent judgement alongside a commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with other Board Members and Executive teams.

To apply

If you think you have something to contribute to RAFA Housing, and the RAF community it serves, please submit a CV and short covering letter to jobs@rafa.org.uk

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact the Group Company Secretary on 0800 018 2361.

Please apply before the closing date of 6 November 2023

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

We reserve the right to close this opportunity early so please do not delay in applying as we’d love to hear from you.

Our Executive Members

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