RAFBF – Social Engagement Worker (x 4 posts)


Based in 4 locations: RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Leeming, RAF Honington, RAF Odiham

Salary: Circa £30k and competitive benefits

Contract: 24 month-fixed term

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 four individuals to work within Community Support teams on designated RAF stations to promote social engagement in their RAF community. 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.

Successful candidates 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 the designated RAF station, with some local travel and occasional training and meetings in London.

A detailed job profile can be downloaded here.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, not longer than three sides, detailing which location you are interested in to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk. Please outline clearly why you believe you are suitable for this role and how you meet the person specification.

The closing date for applications is 9am Wed 22 May 2019.

Please note interviews will take place on the following dates:

  • RAF Odiham TBC
  • RAF Leeming 17 Jun 19
  • RAF Lossiemouth 20 Jun 19
  • RAF Honington 24 Jun 19

Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a DBS certificate.

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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