RAF Benevolent Fund – Social Engagement Worker (RAF Odiham)


Circa £30k salary and competitive benefits

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity. The Welfare Directorate is responsible for understanding and meeting the social welfare needs of those in the RAF Family, from those currently serving and their families through to veterans of all ages. This is achieved through the delivery of a wide range of services, initiatives and programmes which last year helped over 55,000 individuals.

We are seeking to appoint a member of staff to work within the Community Support team at RAF Odiham to promote social engagement in the RAF community. A particular focus of this post will be on working with those in Single Living Accommodation and personnel and partners living in outlying area. The role will involve raising awareness of the range of agencies, associations, programmes and groups available, assisting individuals to overcome barriers to participation and to provide targeted support to individuals experiencing isolation. In addition, post holders will work to promote the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and help identify members of the RAF Family who may benefit from our assistance.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the RAF and the RAF family together with experience of working in a community based or social welfare role providing support to groups and individuals. They will be required to demonstrate strong people and relationship-building skills, as well as evidence of working as part of a diverse team. The role will be based at RAF Odiham, with frequent local travel and occasional training and meetings in London.

A detailed job profile is available on the Fund’s website, www.rafbf.org.uk and can be downloaded here.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, not longer than three sides and detailing clearly why you believe you are suitable for this role and how you meet the person specification, to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk. Please note, the closing date for applications is 9am Fri 02 Aug 2019.

Please note interviews will take place on 15 Aug 2019.

Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. Previous applicants need not apply.

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity (No. 1081009) which encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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