The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the leading welfare charity supporting
current and former members of the RAF, their partners and families, providing practical, emotional and financial support, whenever they need us.
This is a key position in the RAF Benevolent Fund’s friendly and hardworking fundraising team in London. It involves raising significant support from individuals from cash and regular gifts. You will lead on the programme to attract new supporters to the cause and to retain our exiting supporters. We will also give you opportunity to show your fundraising experience and flair in creating new ways to connect with supporters through a variety of channels from direct mail and telephone to TV and digital.
You will have proven success in a busy direct marketing environment, experience of providing excellent supporter care as well as managing a member of staff. You will have strong communication and problem-solving skills and enthusiasm for the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund.
A detailed job profile is available on the Fund’s website. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Louise Gibson, Head of Individual Giving.
To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role to, Pete Thompson, Head of HR, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, W1B 1AR, email.
The closing date for applications is Monday 28th October 2019 at 17:00.
Interviews will be held Friday 1st November 2019.
Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity (No. 1081009) which encourages applications from all sections of the community
1. MAIN SUMMARY OF ROLE:
Support from individuals through the direct marketing programme is a significant source of income and the programme has been instrumental in identifying legacy pledgers and supporters for other areas of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s work. The person in this role has responsibility for organising all aspects of the direct marketing programme and managing the Fundraising Executive.
2. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THE ROLE
Relating and Networking - establishing good relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries and external contacts, relating well to people at all levels
Persuading and influencing – analysing data, probing for further information and making rational judgements from the available information and analysis
Writing and reporting – writing clearly and succinctly, in a well-structured and logical way
Applying expertise and technology – applying specialist knowledge and developing expertise through continual professional development
Planning and Organising – managing time effectively, meeting deadlines and prioritising workload
Achieving personal work goals and objectives – accepting and tackling goals with enthusiasm and demonstrating a strong work ethic
Adapting and responding to change – demonstrating flexibility in adapting to changing circumstances, accepting new ideas
QUALIFICATION(S), KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THE ROLE
4. Academic/Professional Qualification(s) or equivalent:
5. Knowledge/ Experience: