The RAF Benevolent Fund is the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity. We are looking for new members to join the Main Grants Committee (MGC), the Fund’s senior grant making body. The MGC meets at the Fund’s Head Office in London six weekly for up to 4-hours on each occasion to consider a wide range of welfare cases from those members of the RAF Family who are in need; these are those individuals who serve currently, have served and their dependants. The range of support that the Fund offers is holistic and person-centred, with the primary aim of reducing or removing any adversity that is being experienced.
The Fund is a forward-looking charity and we are seeking a small number of experienced people to join the MGC. Successful applicants will be interested in our work, have a relevant background (such as, third sector, medical, nursing, Human Resources or, potentially, wider), and be prepared to work with other members of the Committee to provide the optimum level of support to the consideration and determination of the welfare cases presented. Applicants do not need necessarily to have a military background but will have empathy for what the Royal Air Force stands for. The Fund’s most recent annual review is available on our website at www.rafbf.org.
Interested applicants should forward a comprehensive CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org in which they should describe their motivations and qualifications for applying for this highly rewarding and important opportunity; the closing date for applications is Wednesday 3 April 2019. Individuals wishing to informally discuss the roles may do so by contacting Paul Hughesdon, Director Policy & Welfare, via Paul.Hughesdon@rafbf.org.uk.
It is expected that interviews for shortlisted candidates will be undertaken in late-April or May 2019 with an expectation of taking up the roles in Summer 2019. The roles are not remunerated but reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.