Regional Casework Officer
£25745 – £27100 Full time 37.5hrs per week
Based at our office in Preston PR1 7DR
The RAF Association has a clear objective: to help sustain a resilient and empowered RAF community, including serving personnel, RAF veterans and their families. Through our sector leading services, we offer friendship to the isolated and lonely, sheltered housing for those who want to remain proudly independent and childcare to serving personnel on RAF stations. We work closely with partner organisations, including other military charities, and have a strong bond with our donors and supporters, giving us the confidence to deliver for our beneficiaries when they need us.
With thousands of members across the UK and further afield, plus hundreds of dedicated employees and volunteers, we have the network and experience needed for a personal one-to-one approach. We work together to make sure no one is ever left behind.
About the team
Our regional casework team are a small group of passionate individuals who put the beneficiary at the heart of everything they do. The role is busy and no two days are the same. You will triage welfare enquiries from branches, volunteers and beneficiaries to identify need and allocate welfare referrals to appropriate welfare volunteers. You will be liaising with a range of external agencies to support welfare cases eg social workers, funding bodies as well as working in partnership with external organisations and developing strong links with other welfare organisations including charities and Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups. An understanding of the value of volunteers is integral to the role as you will provide supervision, support and guidance to all casework volunteers. The Casework Officer will also administer the financial processes and provide information for regional welfare budgets. The full role profile is available to download on our website www.rafa.org.uk
You will have experience in supporting others preferably in welfare services and will be highly proficient in the use of case management databases and the use of IT, specifically Microsoft applications. You will be positive, patient and empathic with an adaptable approach to task management and a real passion for communicating and engaging with people. A high level of empathy and resilience are required as you may be speaking with beneficiaries who are feeling anxious or upset. If you want to go the extra mile to help our individuals from the RAF community who are requesting our support as well as doing the same for your team and colleagues then this role is 100% for you
Why join us?
You’ll be joining a fantastic engaged environment committed to really making a difference. We offer a wide range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement – 36 days including bank holidays, as well as a range of other benefits including pension, EAP and 4 x times life cover. Employee’s also have the opportunity to take part in a number of fundraising events as volunteers, for which there is additional leave provision of 1 day per year.
Want to join us?
You may find it helpful to have a look at our website to have an understanding of who we are and what we do. We are happy to accept CVs for this role. In order to make your application really stand out, please take some time to review that your information is up to date as we will initially consider your skills and experience based on your CV which align with the role profile and person specification. This is available to download from our website www.rafa.org.uk
Please also consider attaching a cover letter as this can really bring your CV to life! When you are happy with your CV and cover letter, please send to email@example.com
We reserve the right to close this opportunity early so please do not delay in applying as we’d love to hear from you.
This role requires a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate on appointment and every 3 years thereafter.
Please note important dates below
Closing Date 8am Thursday 18 August 2022
Interview Date Thursday 25 August 2022
First stage interviews will take place via video call on Microsoft Teams
The RAF Association is a Disability Confident Employer. Please let us know if you require any assistance with your application.