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Executive Assistant

About the role

AFF has an exciting vacancy for an Executive Assistant, who will provide full administrative support to the Chief Executive to ensure the efficient running and forward planning of day to day activities. The role holder will also provide administrative support for the other members of the Executive Management Team (EMB) as well as Board meetings as required.

This is a newly created role and will be recruited on a 12 month fixed term contract.

The post is full time (9-5 Monday-Friday) and is based at AFF Central Office in Andover.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in an Executive Assistant role or similar. The post holder will possess strong communication and stakeholder management skills, including the ability to build effective relationships at all levels while demonstrating tact and diplomacy.

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 Beth Simkin-Park, HR Manager on 07517 002584 or at hr@aff.org.uk.

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 11:00, Tuesday 23rd October. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Thursday 25th October.
  • Interviews will take place on Thursday 8th November at AFF Central Office in Andover.
  • The start date for this post is Monday 3rd December 2018 (we may be able to flex slightly on the start date).

 

Wales & Borders Co-ordinator

About the role

AFF is currently seeking a Co-ordinator for the Wales and Borders area (including but not limited to Brecon, Chepstow, Hereford, St Athan, Haverfordwest and Bristol).

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 (20 hrs 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.

For this post the home station would be in the St Athan, Chepstow or Brecon areas; this is for purposes of paying travel time and costs and will be agreed with the successful candidate.

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 Annabel Ingram (Regional Manager Scotland, Wales and NI) on 07585 333115 or at rmscotwales&ni@aff.org.uk

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 09:00, Friday 2nd November.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified via e-mail shortly after the closing date.
  • Interviews will take place on Friday 9th November at St Athan HIVE.
  • The start date for this post is late November.

 

Communications and Operations Director

About the role

The Army Families Federation has a vacancy for a Communications and Operations Director, based at their Central Office in Andover.

As the AFF communications expert the post holder will report to the Chief Executive and be accountable for developing and delivering the overall communications strategy and annual communications plan (internal and external). The post holder will also have overall responsibility for the central office operations team, which includes health and safety, data protection/GDPR, IT, as well as the provision of efficient and timely administration support to the wider organisation.

This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

What we’re looking for

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in leading a team and possess strong organisation skills. As well as confident in presenting and public speaking, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience of working with the media. A clear understanding of the issues affecting Army families would be beneficial.

Much of your work will be cross-organisation, requiring effective teamwork skills and the ability to work on a number of projects at any one time.

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 Beth Simkin-Park (HR Manager) on 07517 002584 or at hr@aff.org.uk

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 09:00, Monday 22 October. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by e-mail soon after.
  • Interviews will take place on Thursday 8 November at AFF Central Office in Andover.
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