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HOUSEKEEPER

Salary: £8.45 – (Including Discretionary Living Wage Supplement)

Location: Richard Peck House

Hours: 16 hours per week

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.

We are looking for an experienced housekeeper with knowledge of ‘good housekeeping practice’, to maintain the highest possible standards of cleanliness throughout the house ensuring that all guest, public and staff areas are cleaned and equipped in accordance with the Homes’ routine.  To work in line with the policies and procedures set by the Royal Air Forces Association which provide for a happy, safe, secure and beneficial respite break for guests.

We can offer you a friendly, supportive working environment, 7.2 weeks holidays pro rata per year and the opportunity to be part of something special.

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

If you are interested and would like further information please send an email to jobs@rafa.org.uk.

No agencies or CVs please.

Closing Date for receipt of all application is Friday 10th March 2017
 Job Description Application Form

Interviews will be held on Thursday 16th March 2017


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CARE ASSISTANT – RAF ASSOCIATION, FLOWERDOWN HOUSE

Salary: *£8.45 – 8.90 ph. (*Starting Salary)

Hours: 19 ¼ hours over two weeks (includes weekends)

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 Care Assistants at Flowerdown House in Weston Super Mare, provide support and assistance to guests, ensuring that the highest possible standards are met in terms of service delivery; 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.

Do you have a Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or an equivalent suitable qualification) or are you willing to work towards it?  Can you provide high quality support and non-clinical personal care service to those of the guests that need it?

We can offer you a friendly, supportive working environment, 7.2 weeks holidays pro rata per year, and the opportunity to be part of something special.

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

If you are interested and would like further information please send an email to jobs@rafa.org.uk

We would love to hear from you.

Closing Date for receipt of all applications is 2 pm on Monday 6th March
Job Description Application Form

Interviews will be held on Thursday 9th March


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Branch Support Officer – Midlands and north/mid Wales

Salary: £27,556(*)-£29,007pa (*) starting salary

Hours Of Work: Full Time

Location: In agreement with Line Manager at a RAF Association premises

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 here to help.

The Branch Support Officer is the first point of contact for all branches and branch clubs and responsible for providing advice, guidance and support to Branches throughout the Midlands and North/Mid wales area. The post holder will shape the continuing development of Branch and Branch Club Officers and Committee Members and their understanding of management responsibilities in accordance with the aims and objects of the Association, the Administrative Handbook and charity legislation, relevant legislation and regulations.  The BSO will support Branches to recruit members and fundraise, provide practical support and guidance to Branch and Branch Club Officers in order to develop sustainable and successful Branches.  The BSO will also develop strong relationships between Branches and RAF Stations including, UAS, Reserve and uniformed youth organisations.  

Do you have previous and recent RAF service with experience of management and of ceremonial events? We are looking for an excellent communicator who is experienced at making good presentations mixing comfortably with people at all levels, is proactive and able to resolve issues independently.

Considerable travel throughout the Midlands and North/Mid Wales is required. A driving licence will be required for this position, you should be prepared to drive our branded vehicle and be fit to undertake light manual handling. You will also need to be flexible about your working hours as some evening and weekend working is required on occasions as this is when our branches are most active with their meetings and events.

If you are interested and would like further information please send an email to the HR Administrator at jobs@rafa.org.uk. If you would like an informal chat about the post please contact Paul Baker, Area Director on 07796 887195 before applying for the position.

No Agencies or CVs please. 

The closing date for all applications is 2pm on Monday 6th March
  Job Description Application Form

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14th March in Wolverhampton


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Branch Support Officer – Kent & East Sussex

Salary: £27,556(*)-£29,007pa (*) starting salary

Hours Of Work: Full Time

Location:  In agreement with Line Manager at a RAF Association premises

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 here to help.

The Branch Support Officer is the first point of contact for all branches and branch clubs and responsible for providing advice, guidance and support to Branches throughout Kent & East Sussex. The BSO will assist Branches to develop their skills and knowledge to meet their legislative, best practice and governance arrangements. This will include developing their understanding about their responsibilities for charity legislation, club licensing, club financial management, membership recruitment and retention. The BSO will also develop strong relationships between Branches and RAF Units including University Air Squadrons, Reserve and uniformed youth organisations in their area.

Do you have previous and recent RAF service with experience of management and of ceremonial events? We are looking for an excellent communicator who is experienced at making good presentations mixing comfortably with people at all levels, is proactive and able to resolve issues independently.

Considerable travel throughout the region is required. A driving licence will be required for this position, you should be prepared to drive our branded vehicle and be fit to undertake light manual handling. You will also need to be flexible about your working hours as some evening and weekend working is required on occasions as this is when our branches are most active with their meetings and events.

If you are interested and would like further information please send an email to the HR Administrator at jobs@rafa.org.uk. If you would like an informal chat about the post please contact Ken Clarke, Area Director on 0116 2688780 before applying for the position.

No Agencies or CVs please.

The closing date for all applications is 5 pm on Sunday 5th March
 Job Description Application Form

Interviews will be held on Thursday 9th March in Horsham


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AREA DIRECTOR – SOUTH EAST AND EASTERN AREA

Salary:*£42,095-£44,311 (*Starting Salary)

Hours of work:  Full Time

Location: Leicester

When someone in the RAF family needs help, the charity they turn to is the Royal Air Forces Association. We’re there whenever an injured airman is fighting to get back on their feet or the widow of a WWII veteran needs a shoulder to lean on. Whatever their need, they can rely on us every step of the way to give practical assistance, expert advice and emotional support.

This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive individual with excellent networking skills and the ability to develop strong professional relationships with the RAF family. Responsible for the recruitment of new members and supporting our members through our Branch and Area structure, you will provide advice, guidance and support, following policy and procedures.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced senior manager with a Level 4 or above management qualification and be ex-RAF or have recent, senior level experience of working closely with the RAF. They will have a hands on approach to getting things done, be a strong motivator and a positive, engaged leader of others with good IT skills and the ability to interpret balance sheets with excellent planning and organisation skills. 

The post is based at our new Headquarters at Braunstone Frith, Leicester, with extensive travel throughout the UK and therefore a driving licence is essential.

If you are interested and would like an informal discussion please contact David Prowse, Director of Membership and Operations on 0116 268 8759/07740 427779.

Application packs will be available after 15th February 2017. If you would to register your early interest to receive further information and an application pack please contact Leylah Bhamra, at jobs@rafa.org.uk.

No agencies or CVs please.

Closing Date for receipt of all applications is midday on Friday 3rd March 2017

Interviews will be held on 8 or 9 March 2017

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