Armed Forces Charity Sector Casework Transformation Project - Project Reviewer

  • Job Reference: CTP PR SEP 20
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2020
  • Employer: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
  • Website: https://www.rafbf.org/
  • Location: Home Based
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Circa £40,000 per annum plus benefits
  • Sector: Charity
  • Job Type: Full Time, Home Based
  • Duration: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Job Description

Armed Forces Charity Sector Casework Transformation Project (CTP) - Project Reviewer

Full Time Post, 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Circa £40,000 salary and benefits:

The Armed Forces charity sector is currently delivering a Casework Transformation Project (CTP) to understand how the sector can best support the many thousands of beneficiaries it assists each year. As part of the CTP, a number of Working Groups have been established to consider the different aspects of support, and a small, dedicated Project Support Team (consisting of a Project Manager, Project Reviewer and Project Administrator) is being established to assist in this important work.

The role of the Project Reviewer is to engage with stakeholder organisations and to assist the Working Groups by carrying out supporting activities e.g. reviewing current practices across the sector, in order to help inform the work of the Working Groups. This is an exciting and genuinely unique opportunity for an individual with experience in reviewing projects and reporting to gain experience working with leading military charities, and make a significant contribution to beneficiary service delivery.

As the CTP Project Reviewer, you will work closely with the Project Manager and prepare short written reports to present findings and information to CTP Working Groups to help inform their decision making.

The successful candidate will need to have previous experience of working within a multi-stakeholder environment along with a track record of delivering results. An ability to carry out reviews of particular topics and then present findings in a clear, logical and concise way to help inform decision making. Strong organisational and planning skills are a must with the ability to work autonomously and prioritise output. An articulate communicator with strong IT skills suited to working in a paperless environment, you must also be able to demonstrate an ability to work well within a team.

The role will allow for some flexible home working although the successful applicant will be required to attend working group meetings within London.

A detailed job profile is available below. To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Meri Mayhew, CTP Project Manager, at meri@mericonsulting.co.uk

To apply, please send your CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) together with a covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role and providing examples of how you meet the person specification to Pete Thompson, HR Manager, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email HRservices@rafbf.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is noon on 23rd September 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place virtually on 5th October 2020.

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

Please note that the successful candidate may be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 MAIN SUMMARY OF ROLE:

The Armed Forces charity sector is currently delivering a Casework Transformation Project (CTP) to understand how the sector can best support the many thousands of beneficiaries it assists each year. As part of the CTP, a number of Working Groups have been established to consider the different aspects of support, and a small, dedicated Project Support Team (consisting of a Project Manager, Project Reviewer and Project Administrator) is being established to assist in this important work.

The role of the Project Reviewer is to assist the Working Groups by carrying out supporting activities e.g. reviewing current practices across the sector, in order to help inform the work of the Working Groups.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. To carry out activities, including sector reviews, scoping exercises or similar activities as requested by the Working Groups, and coordinated through the Project Manager.

2. To engage with stakeholder organisations in the sector as required, in order to obtain the information required for the task.

3. To prepare short written reports to present findings and information to CTP Working Groups to help inform their decision making. These reports need to be based on information drawn together in a clear, accurate and concise way.

4. Participate in Working Group meetings (both face-to-face and virtual) to present or discuss the results of reviews.

5. To work as part of the Project Support Team to enable the CTP to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible.

 

3. PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

Qualifications

 

Essential

Desirable

Degree level or equivalent experience of operating at that level/in that environment.

 

 

 

Knowledge / Experience

 

Essential

Desirable

An ability to carry out reviews of particular topics and then present findings in a clear, accurate and concise way to help inform decision making.

Knowledge of the UK Armed Forces charity sector.

Able to work mainly autonomously with strong organisational and planning skills.

 

Experience of/interest in working alongside and understanding the UK Armed Forces Community.

 


Competencies

Essential

Desirable

Verbal and written communication – a proven ability to build understanding and to be understood, including clear and concise reporting.

Personal drive, energy and motivation.

Strong stakeholder engagement skills.

 

Teamwork – this is a critical skill as the RAF Benevolent Fund is committed to integrated working as a route to success. The post holder must have a highly developed range of interpersonal skills and a genuine commitment to effective team working.

 

High degree of IT literacy – Microsoft Office suite of applications.