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Commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.
We are seeking a Chief Executive Officer, to lead the UNHCR’s new national fundraising partner, UK for UNHCR.
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W1B, London
Circa £40,000 per year plus benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

RAF Projects Development Executive

Circa £40,000 plus benefits

Fixed term contract to December 2021

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 70,000 individuals.

We are seeking an individual who is experienced in managing projects and people, with a desire to contribute to the development of initiatives which support the serving RAF community. The post holder will be responsible for managing, developing and measuring a range of welfare pilot projects and initiatives within the RAF, primarily focused on enhancing social engagement and mental wellbeing on stations. The successful candidate will have experience / understanding of working within or with the RAF, with a strong understanding of social welfare issues, as well as strong people and IT skills. The role requires regular travel across the UK to RAF Stations, with an office base in London.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter 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.

The closing date for applications is Monday 16th March 2020.

Please note interviews will take place on Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a DBS certificate.

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


Responsibility for taking forward the development, management and evaluation of a range of new social welfare projects and initiatives within the RAF.


  1. Coordinate and manage the delivery of projects across the RAF, including the production and upkeep of project plans and policies, compiling post-project evaluation reports and implementing measuring outcomes systems to gauge effectiveness.
  2. Review pilot projects at the end of their initial period, evaluating their effectiveness and considering a future model. This includes a Social Engagement Worker scheme and a programme of wellbeing workshops for RAF partners across RAF Stations.
  3. Line manage staff, setting objectives and overseeing delivery of these. This includes managing the Social Engagement Worker scheme, based remotely across the UK, setting objectives and overseeing the achievement and reporting of these.
  4. Build up a network of contacts and knowledge within the RAF and charitable sector, to take forward developments within identified areas of need within the serving RAF community.
  5. Research the feasibility of future projects and initiatives, both small and large, and produce written evidence and options papers for consideration by senior management.
  6. Compile and provide statistics and reports as required.
  7. Work closely with the Fund’s fundraisers in submitting applications for external funding for projects. 
  8. Represent the organisation at meetings and events with the RAF and external organisations as required.
  9. Carry out any other duties within the scope of the job as requested by Director of Welfare & Policy or Head of Strategy & Programmes.


  • Progressive professional development through identified training opportunities and programmes.




  • A minimum of three A-levels grades A – C, or equivalent


  • Degree or RAF equivalent

Knowledge / Experience


  • Significant experience in successfully implementing and managing the delivery of multiple projects or services
  • Knowledge / understanding of working within the RAF
  • Experience of managing people and allocating work
  • Knowledge and experience of working with social welfare / wellbeing issues
  • Experience of managing contracts
  • Excellent IT knowledge


  • Experience of working within the charity sector and / or the RAF
  • Experience of working with social welfare organisations
  • Experience of working within a case management system
  • Experience of budget management
  • Experience of the CARE system
  • Experience in developing and managing grants programmes


  • Leading and Supervising – providing others with clear direction, motivating and empowering, and setting appropriate standards of behaviour
  • Working With People – working well as part of a team and supporting others
  • Relating and Networking  - establishing good relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries and external contacts, relating well to people at all levels
  • Learning and Researching – gathering comprehensive information, demonstrating understanding and managing knowledge
  • Planning and Organising – managing time effectively, meeting deadlines and prioritising workload
  • Analysing – analysing data and information, making rational judgements and analyses
  • Presenting and Communicating Information – speaking clearly and fluently, expressing key points, projecting credibility and undertaking presentations with skill and confidence
  • Adapting and Responding to Change – demonstrating flexibility in adapting to changing circumstances, accepting new ideas
  • Writing and Reporting – writing clearly and succinctly, in a well-structured and logical way
  • Adhering to Principles and Values – upholding ethics/values, demonstrating integrity and promoting and defending equal opportunities.
  • Deciding and Initiating Action – taking initiative, working under own direction and taking responsibility where appropriate
  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives – accepting and tackling goals with enthusiasm and demonstrating a strong work ethic
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Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Since our foundation in 1919, the RAF Benevolent Fund has been there, through thick and thin, supporting the RAF family. We are an inde... Read more

Posted on: 21 February 2020
Closing date: 16 March 2020
Job ref: RAF Projects March 20
Tags: Project Management,Business Development

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