Royal Air Forces Association – Welfare Project Manager (Leicester)



Salary: *£32,540 – £34,250 (*) Starting salary
Hours of work: 37 ½ hours per week – Full time
Location: Leicester

The RAF Association (the Association) is a membership organisation and a registered charity that actively supports the RAF Family, both serving and former RAF personnel and their families, looking after their welfare and helping them in times of need.

The foundations of the charity’s present structure were laid during the last years of WWII supporting returning RAF personnel. The Association has continued this work, giving assistance to vast numbers of RAF personnel including veterans of recent conflicts.

The Association’s mission is to ensure that the sacrifices made by those who serve their country does not result in poverty, suffering, loneliness or isolation. Last year, their network of over 700 volunteer welfare officers made 115,000 welfare visits and calls offering personal support to meet the individual’s and family’s needs.

The Association has recently undertaken a complete review of its strategic direction including a significant restructure and governance review to align the organisation with new targets through to 2030. All of these factors signal a major change in the growth and development of the Association in the years ahead.

We are looking for a Welfare Project Manager (WPM) to play a key role within the Welfare Directorate, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop, plan and manage projects to meet the welfare needs of the Associations beneficiaries.

The WPM will, be responsible for project management within the Welfare Directorate, including designing project plans and supporting documentation, managing projects, supporting project sponsors, allocating and managing resources, developing and monitoring budgets, handing projects on to designated project sponsor. In addition to this, the WPM will coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects and work closely with the Welfare Research and Insight Officer to design robust controls, monitoring and evaluation tools to measure the success of welfare projects.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, a Project Management qualification (such as PRINCE2), they will be qualified to degree level or equivalent, they will have experience of project management, experience of monitoring and evaluation and an understanding of the importance of data to evaluate and focus project and organisational operations. The successful candidate will also have experience of introducing new systems and procedures to improve project delivery and of managing a committee or advisory group.

A driving licence and access to own vehicle is required for this post.

If you are interested in the role, we’d love to hear from you. For an informal chat please call Rory O’Connor, on 07827 968 607 Please fill in an application form found on, and send it to You can call our HR team on 0116 268 8754 if you would like more information.

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Closing date for receipt of all applications is 9 July 2018

Interviews take place on Thursday 19 July 2018

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