Welfare Executive- Individual Grants: RAF Benevolent Fund

Salary: £39,000 plus competitive benefits

Location: 67 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AR

Job Description: 

Do you want to make a difference?

The RAF Benevolent Fund is the leading welfare charity for the RAF. Every year we make a real difference to the 40,000 plus people who benefit from our services. Working at the Fund is more than sitting at your desk. In this role you will have the opportunity to be part of our RAF Family.  Alongside helping our beneficiaries we also get to hang out with Spitfires and Typhoons, take part in a Dambusters bike ride, attend events like Royal Ascot, the Chelsea Flower Show, and the Bomber Command Memorial Service. Every day you will make a difference and play your part in changing the lives of others and helping people in the RAF Family get through the toughest of times.


Do you want to play a part in what we do?

People are at the heart of what we do. Together we:

  • Help reduce social isolation and loneliness among veterans.
  • We support ill or injured men and women to have a safe place to call home, a home that meets their specific needs.
  • We fund youth services on stations to provide clubs and activities for the children of serving personnel who move every few years.
  • We provide grants to help with the cost of living. But this is just a few of the ways we help.

Working at the Fund means you can play your part in changing the lives of people who serve or have served in the RAF and supporting them some of lives challenges.

It doesn’t matter how long someone served or when. If they were part of the RAF, they and their family are part of our RAF Family. We will always be here to support them when they need it most.

Join The RAF Family and play your part in making a difference.

We are seeking an individual with a compassionate and flexible approach to welfare delivery, who is highly organised, analytical and an articulate communicator.  Working within a team of welfare executives, you will have a dedicated welfare application caseload covering a variety of subjects, including financial difficulty, debt, retraining, housing and bereavement.

The successful candidate will need to have experience of delivering welfare assistance, with a sound knowledge of statutory entitlements and benefits, as well as welfare rights.  They will have excellent IT skills suited to working in a paperless environment, in addition to a sound administrative background and excellent communication skills.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to people of all ages, especially older beneficiaries, in a manner which is conducive to relieving stresses and concerns through giving sound and impartial information, guidance and financial assistance.

How to apply: 

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, Head of HR, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk

Contact details: 

A detailed job profile is available on the Fund’s website, www.rafbf.org. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ian Johnson, Head of Individual Grants and Advice on 0207 307 3377 or ian.johnson@rafbf.org.uk

Closing date: 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 5.00pm. Please note that interviews will be held on Wednesday 05 and Thursday 06 April 2023 at 67 Portland Place, London.

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