Royal Air Force Families Federation – Communications Manager


£35920 – £37811 37.5 hours per week

Based at our office in Wittering with agile home working

A UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this post

About Us

The Royal Air Force Families Federation (RAF FF) exists to improve the quality of life for the RAF family around the world – at work or at home. We provide an independent voice for Serving personnel and their families and is a confidential service that relies upon the integrity, and professionalism of its staff to deliver a Federation that is both credible and respected by all parties

About the team

We have an exciting opportunity for the right person here at our office based at RAF Wittering. We are a welcoming team, and everyone will be keen to help you settle into the role.  This position is suitable for agile working and we offer a good degree of flexibility, however the post holder should expect to attend the office for two or three days each week. Our current Communications Manager – the fabulous Caroline – has been with us for eight years and has led some exciting changes.  She would be happy to have an informal chat about the role – please email her on, or the Director (line manager) at Our team are really invested in what we do, and absolutely want to help you in understanding the unique selling points of our services, and who the audience should be – we need your skills to help us market them!

About You

Are you passionate about spreading the word about services that can help RAF personnel and families? You might have a background in digital media, editing or traditional marketing – all those skills would be relevant here.  You will lead a team to share vital updates in an understandable and engaging way, with plenty of scope to try innovative approaches.  You will network with as many relevant stakeholders as possible to help ensure that our services are well known and lead the process of editing of our quarterly magazine Envoy (print and digital.) An understanding and empathy of the service lifestyle is key, along with the ability to present to audiences about what we do.   A UK driving license is required as you will be required to occasionally travel to meetings and events throughout the UK for which we will reimburse travel costs

Why join us?

We are immensely proud of the work we do and our colleagues share this sense of pride.  We offer a wide range of benefits including life insurance, generous holiday entitlement, sick pay and time off to relax and recharge over the Christmas period.

To apply

Please check that your CV is up to date and highlights your skills and experience relevant to this role (this will really help you stand out during the shortlisting process!) and send this along with a cover letter telling us about how this role fits with your experience to 

Applicants who meet the criteria may be invited to join a short initial telephone discussion ahead of the closing date so please register your interest early.

Please note important dates below

Closing Date: Thursday 6 April 2023

Interview Date: Thursday 13 April at our office in Wittering

The RAF Association is a Disability Confident Employer. Please let us know if you require any assistance with the application process.

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