RAF Benevolent Fund – Welfare Support Executive


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 in the RAF 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 an individual to undertake the dual 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 Eastern Scotland (Fife, Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Moray). The role will also cover engagement with RAF Lossiemouth.

The role will involve engagement with a variety of social welfare agencies and charities as well as RAF Lossiemouth to raise awareness of the RAF Benevolent Funds welfare offer to encourage referrals for assistance. Additionally, the post holder will be required to undertake casework in support of members of the RAF Family experiencing difficult and challenging welfare issues. 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 candidate 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 candidate for this role will need to be DBS checked.

A detailed job profile is available on the Fund’s website www.rafbf.org. 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 Wednesday 27 July 09:00 am Please note interviews will aim to take place via Video Conferencing Platform 5/8/9th August Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.

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