SSAFA – Programme Administrator


Salary: £25,000 per annum pro rata 

22.5 hours – 1-year contract  


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a part-time Programme Administrator to join the SSAFA@140 Programme Team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity for a period of 12 months.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 82,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

You will be supporting a small but busy programme team for SSAFA@140, a large organisational change programme. This position involves organising meetings, travel, processing expenses, and also supporting the programme team with project admin tasks (creating Gantt Charts, project documentation, creating presentations and project reporting documents, and managing tasks in TeamGantt, our project management tool). This is a good opportunity to learn more about project management skills and techniques and would be of interest to anyone interested in pursuing a career in project management.

This is a 3 day a week position. We are open to discussing the possibility of occasionally working from home and working flexibly.  Please wait until the job offer stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

About the team 

We are small, friendly Programme team, working across SSAFA’s network of volunteers around the country and abroad. We also have significant contact with senior level stakeholders (including our National Chairman, Trustees, CEO and Directors). We value our open, innovative, can-do team spirit and enjoy delivering this exciting programme against a backdrop of changing priorities and some uncertainties.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of:

  • Working in a project or programme environment
  • Working to tight deadlines and with minimal supervision
  • Having excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Learning new skills, preferably relating to project or programme management
  • Experience in the charity / social enterprise / voluntary sector or
  • Being demonstrably committed to the charity / social enterprise / voluntary sector

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable. 

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Philippa Tucker, Programme Manager on 020 7463 9255 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website 

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 22 March.

Interviews: Wednesday 1 April or Friday 3 April

If you are invited to attend an interview you may be required to undertake an aptitude test / prepare a presentation as part of the selection process. 

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at


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