RAF Benevolent Fund – Area Director (Central/North England & Wales)


Remuneration Package: Highly competitive for sector

Location: Flexible, though based in the Central/North England and Wales region

The RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the leading welfare charity for the Royal Air Force (RAF) Family, is looking for an exceptional individual to fulfil an exciting senior role in the Central and Northern regions of England and Wales:

  • Building on an existing role, to further develop and maintain high-value relationships with senior RAF representatives at station/unit level and elsewhere, corporate partners, high net worth individuals and other potential influencers/donors, to ensure that the RAFBF’s outputs and brand are widely known, understood and financially or otherwise supported.  A key aspect of the role is promoting the Fund’s Welfare services which, as an integral element of the Fund’s ongoing awareness raising programme, will also feature prominently in the RAFBF’s own Centenary campaign objectives in 2019.

We are seeking a dynamic and confident individual who is forward thinking, can work on their own initiative and is comfortable with working in a matrix management style.  Working to the Lead Area Director (Area Director South) and with members of the Fund’s Senior Management Team and Head Office staffs, you will be someone who can grow and execute clear strategies to build and maintain high value relationships which deliver long-term sustainable benefits and value (including fundraising) for the RAFBF.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a very strong understanding of the needs of serving and veteran members of the Royal Air Force and their dependents; this, and the broader demands of this role, requires applicants to be ex-members of the Royal Air Force having recently served as an experienced senior officer, probably at Wing Commander rank.

A detailed job profile is available on the RAFBF’s website, www.rafbf.org.uk.  For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the current incumbent of the appointment, Mark Quinn, on Mark.Quinn@rafbf.org.uk or Paul Higgins, Chief of Staff, via paul.higgins@rafbf.org.uk for broader Fund matters.

To apply, please send us your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role – these documents should be forwarded to Pete Thompson, the RAFBF’s HR Manager at HRServices@rafbf.org.uk  by 5 p.m., Wednesday 10 April 2019. Interviews will be held in London soon thereafter with assumption of appointment as soon as possible. The role is available from 28 May 2019.

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (1081009) and Scotland (SC038109) which encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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