RAF Benevolent Fund – Director of Welfare


The RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity, is seeking a highly motivated senior executive with extensive leadership experience to develop and lead the delivery of our Welfare strategy in support of the RAF Family.

The successful candidate will join an ambitious team and will play an active and visible role as part of the charity’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and will be responsible for the development and delivery of an affordable and impactful welfare strategy, in line with our strategic aims and values.

As the ideal candidate, you will have served in the Royal Air Force or be able to demonstrate significant empathy for the RAF Family.  You will have a successful track record in the development and implementation of people related projects, which have addressed the challenges faced by distinct communities, such as the RAF Family.  You will be collegiate and be an innovative thinker, skilled at developing teams and be passionate about your role in developing others. You will also have senior director experience and have demonstrable skills in business planning.

With the ability to adapt and respond to change, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and strong networking capabilities. In addition, you will have a developed understanding of the contemporary challenges facing members of the RAF Family, and the vital role that the military charity sector plays in today’s society.

The RAF Benevolent Fund has a proud tradition of looking after its own, supporting current and former members of the Royal Air Force and their partners and families, providing them with practical, emotional and financial support. We know that there are many members of the RAF Family in urgent need of help today, a situation only compounded by the pandemic and the recent cost of living crisis.

If you welcome the opportunity that this role presents to improve support for the RAF Family, we would be delighted to hear from you. This is a rare opportunity to work for an organisation that makes an enormous difference to the lives of people and their families who have done their duty and made a personal sacrifice for this country.

Download the candidate application pack here.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (BST) on Wednesday 27 July 2022.

If you wish to apply for this role, please send the following to Kirsty Jackson, EA to Controller / Business support via kirsty.jackson@rafbf.org.uk.

  • an up-to-date CV and covering letter (no more than two pages of A4) which states how you meet the essential criteria and any relevant experience in relation to the desirable criteria, as set out in the person specification above; and

If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for this interview process, please let us know as soon as possible and we will try to accommodate your needs to the best of our availability.

Should you have any questions or queries throughout this campaign please contact Kirsty Jackson, EA to Controller / Business support on 020 7307 3300 / kirsty.jackson@rafbf.org.uk.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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