RAFA – Community and Challenge Fundraiser


Covering Midlands or North area.  UK Driving licence essential for this post

Salary: £29690 – £31250   37.5 hours per week worked Monday – Friday

Requirement to attend Leicester HQ for meetings and training as required (Post COVID)

About us

The RAF Association is one of the leading providers of welfare support to the RAF community. We exist to ensure that the sacrifice of veterans and serving RAF personnel (and their families) does not result in suffering, poverty, loneliness or isolation. Last year, we supported over 85,500 members of the RAF community who required practical, emotional or financial assistance. We play a key role in creating a resilient, empowered and thriving RAF community.

We have reacted rapidly and decisively to combat the effects that COVID-19 has on the RAF community, launching a number of ambitious, yet fun fundraising events and activities. This is an exciting time to join us as we continue our bold growth strategy to enable us to support all those who need us.

About the team

This is not a usual ‘fundraising’ role. You will be joining a team of energetic and passionate individuals at an exciting time in our development and growth. We pride ourselves on our positive and proactive engagement with our donors, fundraisers, volunteers and branch members and you will be supporting them throughout their fundraising journeys. This is a team where we lead by example and you will have the opportunity to support your area events and challenge yourself with a range of fabulous (and daring!) high profile events such as wing walking (not compulsory!) or cycling the circumference of the globe with our massive RAFA Rides event in June.

About you

This is definitely a role where your personality and positive ‘lets’ do this!’ attitude outweighs formal qualifications. You will inspire, support and lead on community and challenge events in your designated area and will be a confident networker who can establish a great rapport with a diverse range of individuals. The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role within the charity/third sector however this is not essential. A high level of resilience and the ability to adapt to change is something we have all had to learn over the past year of lockdown, and as you can imagine this could potentially have an impact on future events therefore someone who can think outside the box would thrive in this creative environment.

Overall, we are looking for a passionate individual who has the desire to use their persuasive, efficacious fundraising talents for a wider social purpose and as a result will gain immense job satisfaction from seeing these worthwhile activities reach those who really need it as well as being part of a collaborative values led organisation.

It is highly recommended that you read the supporting job description and person specification prior to applying for the role.

The full job description is available to download on our website www.rafa.org.uk. To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining why the job sounds like a perfect fit for you to jobs@rafa.org.uk

Closing Date: 11am Monday 17 May 2021

Interview Date: Friday 21 May – online video call via Microsoft Teams

The RAF Association is a Disability Confident Employer.

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