RAF Benevolent Fund – Finance Business Partner


Permanent Full Time
Circa £50,000 plus competitive benefits

Do you want to make a difference?

The RAF Benevolent Fund is the leading welfare charity for the RAF. Every year we make a real difference to the 40,000 plus people who benefit from our services. Working at the Fund is more than sitting at your desk. In this role you will have the opportunity to be part of our RAF Family. Alongside helping our beneficiaries we also get to hang out with Spitfires and Typhoons, take part in a Dambusters bike ride, attend events like Royal Ascot, the Chelsea Flower Show, and the Bomber Command Memorial Service. Every day you will make a difference and play your part in changing the lives of others and helping people in the RAF Family get through the toughest of times.

Do you want to play a part in what we do?

People are at the heart of what we do. Together we:
• Help reduce social isolation and loneliness among veterans.
• We support ill or injured men and women to have a safe place to call home, a home that meets their specific needs.
• We fund youth services on stations to provide clubs and activities for the children of serving personnel who move every few years.
• We provide grants to help with the cost of living. But this is just a few of the ways we help.

Working at the Fund means you can play your part in changing the lives of people who serve or have served in the RAF and supporting them through some of life’s challenges.

It doesn’t matter how long someone served or when. If they were part of the RAF, they and their family are part of our RAF Family. We will always be here to support them when they need it most.

Join The RAF Family and play your part in making a difference.

The Finance team exists to support an ambitious fast paced organisation in achieving its strategic aims and needs a qualified accountant with strong technical and interpersonal skills to be a Finance Business Partner. The successful candidate will provide the Fund with a high-quality business partnering service, providing professional business support to budget holders, ensuring financial control and effective decision making through financial, operational, and business evaluation and analysis. They will ensure the finance function plays an integral role in the achievement of organisational aims and objectives, through the provision of insightful financial analysis and interpretation of financial data.

We are seeking someone with a recognised professional accountancy qualification. You will have good attention to detail, the ability to prioritise and have a strong work ethic. You will also be able to understand and analyse complex business concepts and engage with the Fund to pro-actively support the meeting of strategic objectives. Being a good team player and having excellent written & verbal communication skills is crucial. If successful, you will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for the work of the team and the Fund.

A detailed job profile is available on the Fund’s website, rafbf.org. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Edel Smith, Head of Finance on 0207 307 3364.

The role is based in our London HQ, with a minimum of three days working in the office per week. The successful candidate for this role will need to prove they have the right to work in the UK.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role and providing examples of how you meet the person specification to, Pete Thompson, Head of HR, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, W1B 1AR, email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 19 July 2023 at 5.00pm. Please note that interviews will be held week commencing 24 July 2023.

Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.

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