RAF Benevolent Fund – Welfare Support Executive


Community Based/Home Working – South East England
Permanent, Full Time
Circa £30,000 plus competitive benefits and car allowance

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.

We are seeking an individual to undertake the dule role of promoting the profile of the RAF Benevolent Funds welfare offer whilst also carrying out welfare casework. This is a community based position working from home but covering the South East England region (Buckinghamshire; Oxfordshire; Berkshire; Hampshire; Sussex; Kent)

Post holders will be expected to undertake holistic assessment of need both remotely (over the telephone and online) and when required in person across their region. You will be expected to work with individuals who may have complex and sometimes challenging welfare needs, assisting them by identifying appropriate support from within both the RAF Benevolent Fund but also the wider statutory and military charity sector ensuring that support is made available to meet the need through the caseworking process.

The successful candidates will have experience of working in a social welfare role supporting individuals and will have strong people and relationship-building skills, as well as empathy with or understanding of issues affecting the Armed Forces community. The role is home based, with travel around the region covered as well as occasional travel to London. Any successful candidates for these roles will need to be DBS checked.

A detailed job profile is available here. To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, not longer than three sides, detailing which location you are interested in, why you believe you are suitable for this role and how you meet the person specification to Martin Botting, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Tuesday 31 October 2023.
Please note interviews will aim to take place either in person or online on Tuesday 07 November 2023.

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

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