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AREA WELFARE MANAGER

Hours: 37 ½ hours per week 

Salary: *£31,894 – £33,375(*) Starting salary – pay rise pending Jan 18

Location: Edinburgh

Department: Welfare

The Royal Air Forces Association is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF family.

Last year the Association carried out 13,800 home visits, told thousands of bedtime stories to children whose parents were away on operations, and gave tailored holidays to 2,500 RAF veterans, widows and family at our Wings Break hotels.

We are looking to appoint an Area Welfare Manager to organise and provide support to clients seeking welfare assistance. You will ensure that people eligible for support receive an efficient and effective service in line with the Association’s welfare policies and where we are unable to help, that people are signposted to alternative sources of support.

The role is office based in Edinburgh with an occasional requirement to visit beneficiaries or caseworkers within the area.

You will be responsible for managing c200 volunteers providing them with supervision, support and guidance including allocating and managing caseloads. On occasions you will deliver presentations and support welfare training. Your role will be to foster and develop good working relationships with other charities and statutory services in the welfare sector.

Our ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of Health and Social Care, welfare benefits and systems, excellent communication and IT skills, experience of leading and managing others and be able to work on their own initiative. You must be a proactive and decisive problem-solver who actively seeks ways to improve our services and processes.

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check/ Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check is also a requirement for this post.

If you are interested in the role, we’d love to hear from you. For an informal chat about the role please call Sophie Witkowski, Head of Welfare, on 07469 250340. Please fill in an application form found on www.rafa.org.uk/jobs, and send it to jobs@rafa.org.uk. You can call our HR team on 0116 268 8754 if you would like an information pack.

No Agencies/No CVs

Closing Date for receipt of all applications is 2pm on Monday 8th January

Job description  Application form

Interviews take place on Thursday 18th January in Edinburgh

 

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WELFARE PROJECTS EXECUTIVE

Salary: Circa £39k and competitive benefits

Location: Office based in London with occasional travel

Department: Welfare Programmes and Development

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 in the RAF 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 65,000 individuals.

We are seeking an individual who is goal oriented and highly organised to manage a number of programmes, predominantly within the Serving RAF community. Working for the Head of Welfare Programmes & Development, the post holder will be responsible for researching, managing and implementing a range of projects and initiatives, including managing contracts with external providers, as well as a grants programme across the RAF. The successful candidate will ideally have recent experience of the RAF, excellent analytical and written skills, and experience of working in partnership with other organisations. The role is office based in London, with occasional travel.

A detailed job profile is available on the Fund’s website, www.rafbf.org.uk. To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, not longer than three sides, detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role and how you meet the person specification to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email pete.thompson@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Thursday 7th December 2017.

Please note interviews and skills tests will take place on Friday 15th December 2017.

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity (No. 1081009) which encourages applications from all sections of the community

Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.


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AREA VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Hours: 37 ½ hours per week 

Salary:* £16,522- £17,392 (*Starting Salary) per annum

Location: Leicester (To cover South East & Eastern Area and Northern Area)

Department: HR and Volunteering

The Royal Air Forces Association is the charity that supports the RAF family. From an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, to a child missing a parent working away from home, to a WWII veteran in need of companionship, the Association is there.

We are looking for a volunteer coordinator, who is articulate, confident, a good people person and is able to motivate others. We need them to help us recruit volunteers for a wide variety of exciting volunteering roles. The post holder will take responsibility for recruitment of volunteers in the Association’s South East & Eastern Area and the Northern Area and respond to any volunteering enquiries.

Working for the Volunteer Manager and alongside the area team, the Area Volunteer Coordinator will provide centrally based networking, publicity, and administrative services for all regional volunteering recruitment activities. They will help us to build contacts with the communities within their region and undertake occasional recruitment events and talks from which we recruit volunteers.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in volunteering and an appreciation of the value of volunteers, be Office 2010 or higher proficient, have previous administrative and recruiting experience, as well as the ability to organise interesting and interactive events or talks.

If you are interested and would like further information, please send an email to or call us on 0116 268 8754. The application form and job description are also available on our website: www.rafa.org.uk

No agencies or CVs please.

Closing date for receipt of all applications is Monday 4th December

Job description  Application form

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th December.


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HEAD CHEF

Salary: *£22,960-£24,169 (*starting salary)

Location: Richard Peck House, Lytham St Anne's, Blackpool

Hours: 37 ½ hours. To include some weekend working.

The Royal Air Forces Association is a member-led charity that supports the RAF family. From an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, to a child missing a parent working away from home, to a WWII veteran in need of companionship, the Association is there.

Reporting to the Hotel Manager, our Head Chef at Richard Peck House will lead a small team of catering and kitchen support staff ensuring that the delivery of high quality catering services is maintained for all guests and visitors to the hotel. The Head Chef will also ensure that the service will comply to all statutory requirements required of organisations delivering a catering service and paying particular attention to the policies and procedures set by the Royal Air Forces Association (in line with the Care Quality Commission regulation) which provide for a happy, safe, secure and beneficial respite break for guests.

The ideal candidate will hold an appropriate food safety qualification at level 2, a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the preparation, cooking and presentation of high quality meals in a setting catering for larger numbers of people e.g. restaurant, care home, school etc. In addition to this, they will also have the knowledge of menu planning and nutritional requirements for older people, working knowledge of Health and Safety at Work requirements, and the ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with guests, employees and visitors.

A Disclosure & Barring Service check is required for this post.

If you are interested in the role, we’d love to hear from you. To apply for the position, please complete the application form, and send it to jobs@rafa.org.uk. For more information please call our HR team on 0116 268 8754

No agencies or CVs please.

Closing date for receipt of all applications is 2pm on Tuesday 28th November

Job description  Application form

Interviews will be held on week commencing 4th December in Lytham St Annes

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