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HR Manager - Sally NewtonHR Manager, Sally Newton
hr@aff.org.uk
07517 002 584

 

HR Manager

About the role
The Army Families Federation has an exciting vacancy for a Human Resources Manager, who will work to ensure AFF attracts and retains staff with the best possible mix of skills and experience.  The post holder will join the well-established Operations Team, and will be responsible for the delivery of effective HR process and policy.

The post offers a diverse range of opportunities, managing staff turnover, induction and training delivery and supporting line managers and employees in assorted aspects of employment practice. The post works in conjunction with a number of internal and external partners and is a key part of AFF’s support function.

The post is part-time with flexible hours (20 per week) and paid on an hourly basis. The post holder will be home-based, with travel to AFF Central Office in Andover (around once a week). This position is for a one year fixed term contract to provide maternity cover.

A further five hours per week are available for an applicant with experience in bid writing to support our fundraising activities.

What we’re looking for
The successful candidate will have experience in an HR role, to include recruitment and induction, and ideally will hold or be working towards a CIPD qualification. Strong interpersonal skills are a must for this role, as are an approachable manner and a clear understanding of confidentiality.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Candidates should live within a day’s return journey of AFF Central Office in Andover. Reimbursement for travel time and cost may be dependent on location.

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Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Kate Finlayson (Finance and Operations Director) on 01264 382325 or at finance@aff.org.uk.

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 17:00, Thursday 21 June. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Tuesday 26 June.
  • Interviews will take place on Thursday 28 June at AFF Central Office in Headquarters Land Forces (Andover). A task will form part of the interview process for all shortlisted candidates.
  • The start date for this post is as soon as possible.

 

Central Office Administrator

About the role
The Central Office Administrator works as part of a busy team at AFF Central Office, supporting both office- and home-based colleagues. The role is primarily administrative to ensure the organisation can run smoothly, and includes dedicated tasking to a nominated branch.

The post is part-time (15 hours per week) to be worked between 14:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday and paid on an hourly basis.

What we’re looking for
The successful candidate will need to have strong organisation and administrative skills, and be a confident communicator. Confidence with IT and a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office are also essential for this role.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information
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Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Emma Johnson (Business Support Manager) on 01264 382323 or at manager@aff.org.uk.

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 17:00, Thursday 21 June. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Tuesday 26 June.
  • Interviews will take place on Monday 2 July at AFF Central Office in Headquarters Land Forces (Andover). Applicants will be asked to complete an assessment in Excel as part of the interview.
  • The start date for this post is as soon as possible.

 

Regional Manager Cyprus

About the role
Reporting to the UK and Overseas Director, the Regional Manager Cyprus holds line management responsibility for AFF Cyprus staff, and will recruit, induct, train and manage the team, with support from the UK and Overseas Director.

The Regional Manager is AFF’s representative at Theatre Command level in Cyprus, representing families and issues.

The post is part-time (23 per week), fixed term for 12 months and paid on an hourly basis. The post holder will be office –based in Episkopi (with some flexibility for home working), with regular travel within British Forces Cyprus.

What we’re looking for
Applicants should have a keen interest in the welfare and quality of life for Army families, together with people management/supervisory experience. The successful candidate will also need excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Please note: applicants must have UKD (UK Dependant) status, to ensure security clearance and access to camp.

For further information
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Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Collette Musgrave (UK and Overseas Director) on 07795 687930 or at ukoverseasdirector@aff.org.uk.

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 17:00, Thursday 21 June. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the end of the day on Wednesday 27 June.
  • Interviews will take place on Monday 2 July at the AFF office in Episkopi with Skype attendance from UK staff.
  • The start date for this post is Monday 3 September 2018 (we may be able to flex slightly on the start date).

 

West Midlands Co-ordinator

About the role
AFF is currently seeking a Co-ordinator for the West Midlands area (including but not limited to Birmingham, Bramcote, Donnington, Kineton, Lichfield, Stafford, Tern Hill).

AFF Co-ordinators in the UK cover specific geographical regions. Co-ordinators assist Service families with enquiries and concerns, helping families access the right services and support. The role involves representing the families’ viewpoint to the chain of command and local authorities and attendance at meetings within the area.

The role is community- and home-based, reaching families and other contacts through visits to stations within the area and via e-mail, phone and our social media team.

The post is part-time with flexible hours (15 per week) and paid on an hourly basis.

What we’re looking for
Although AFF Co-ordinators are closely supported by their line manager and the whole organisation, they need to be self-starters who are willing to take the initiative to make contacts in their area, be the AFF point of contact for families and be motivated in achieving the best outcomes for their community.

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate good communication and listening skills, and a strong interest in helping Army families.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

Applicants should live within the Co-ordinator area of cover. Please note that the home station for this post is Stafford. This means that:

  • Travel time and costs to and from Stafford will not be reimbursed
  • Travel time and costs for journeys to other parts of the Co-ordinator area of cover may use Stafford or the successful applicant’s home location as the start and end point: this will be discussed with the successful applicant.

The post holder would be expected to visit Stafford at least once a week.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information
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Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Sarah Gilbody (Regional Manager Central and North) on 07824 534357 or at rmcentral@aff.org.uk.

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 17:00, Wednesday 27 June. Shortlisted candidates will be notified via e-mail by Wednesday 4 July.
  • Interviews will take place on Tuesday 10 July in Stafford.
  • The start date for this post is Tuesday 4 September (we may be able to flex slightly on the start date).

 

Communications and Marketing Officer

About the role
The Communications and Marketing Officer is a busy and varied role, with responsibility for planning, monitoring and, where appropriate, delivering the workflow of the communications team.

Ensuring that AFF’s communications activities are delivered in a well planned, cost effective, high quality and timely manner, the role will build excellent internal and external relationships.

The post is part-time with flexible hours (25 per week) and paid on an hourly basis. The post holder will be office-based from AFF Central Office in Andover (travel time and costs to/from the office to be covered by the post holder).

What we’re looking for
The successful candidate will have experience of planning and managing various communications activities, will be familiar with using Microsoft Office and Adobe applications and will have excellent proof reading skills with a proven eye for detail. Photographic and filming skills are also desirable.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information
Please download the following:

Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Donna Bernard (Communications and Marketing Director) on 01264 382317 or at commsmarketingdirector@aff.org.uk.

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 17:00, Thursday 28 June. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Tuesday 3 July.
  • Interviews will take place on Wednesday 11 July at AFF Central Office in Headquarters Land Forces (Andover).
  • The start date for this post is as soon as possible.
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